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Barbecue at Rigi Scheidegg (16 km, 1200m, 6 hrs)

Hosted by the Consul of the Zurich Hiking Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 2 weeks ago
Sun 06 May 08:00 - 20:00

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What is better than treating yourself to some sausages, burgers and other delicious food after you just climbed Protected content ? Sunday we're hiking up to Rigi Scheidegg and enjoy good food and a nice view.

THE DESCRIPTION
We'll start from Protected content and first hike up on the north face to Gätterlipass. From there we'll be in the sunshine while we follow the ridge to Scheidegg.

At Scheidegg there is a so called Gruebi, a typical picnic shelter found in the canton Schwyz with barbecue and a fresh wood supply. We will have a long break there since we'll have to make fire and cook our food.

After that relaxation we're ready to decent to Vitznau, we will swirl through some Alps at first and then move into the forest. Just before Vitznau we will appear from the woods again and have a low view over the village and the Vierwaldstättensee.

Route can be found here:Protected content
THE SITUATION
I don't expect any snow since we will only be on the north face until Gätterlipass at Protected content . The rest of the ascent will be on the sunny south side.

THE PLANNING
08:00 Meet atProtected content
08:09 IC 2 from platform 7 to Arth-Goldau
08:46 Start of the hike
12:30 Lunch at Gruebi Scheidegg, at 9,5 km
14:30 Decent towards Vitznau
17:49 Boat Vitznau to Lucern, then train to Zürich HB
19:56 Arrival at Züri HB

A slightly cheaper, but less relaxed, alternative is to take the bus from Vitznau to either Küssnacht a.R. or Brunnen.

THE WEATHER
Loads of sunshine is expected. In the morning in Goldau it will be about 14 degrees Celsius, in the afternoon on Rigi Scheidegg approximately 18 degrees Celsius and not much wind.

THE PACKLIST
- Train ticket to Arth Goldau
- Sturdy hiking shoes
- Good food to grill
- Drinking water (refill at Gätterli Pass, 7 km mark, is possible)

THE DISCLAIMER
Hiking involves certain risks, by taking part in this event you acknowledge that these risks exist and are on your own account. This is a meeting of fellow hikers, not a guided tour.