16th and 17th June Interlaken/CH – Jungfraujoch - Aletschgletscher – Brig/CH
In the very early morning, from Brienz, the group will reach Interlaken and continue to Lauterbrunnen. It will then get to Kleine Scheidegg by rack railway. This place is located at the foot of the notorious north face of the Eiger. Participants will then head to Jungfraujoch, crossing the Eigergletscher station. Junfraujoch is the highest railroad in Europe at 3454 m (11333 feet).
At Jungfraujoch participants will be offered breakfast while the representatives of the Alpine Pearls
Network will describe the main points of the alpine cooperation projects on the theme of sustainable mobility as well as their successes in terms of tourism.
In the late morning, the crossing will start with a 4-hour walk towards Rifugio Konkordia (2.850 m).
The next morning participants will cut through Aletsch, the longest alpine glacier, all the way to Märjelenalp. They will then reach Kühboden and get to the cableway station in Fiescheralp.
Fiescheralp will host the second meeting of participants and representatives of mountain farmers. Furthermore the activities of Brig, Alpine Town of the year 2008, will be presented.
The journey will continue from Fiesch to Brig, Alpine Town of the Year 2008.
Location Means of Transport Departure Arrival Note
16th June 2008
Hotel- Railway station by flyer (electric bicycle) 05:30 05:40
Brienz – Interlaken by train 05:59 06:22
Interlaken Ost – Jungfraujoch (3454 m) by train 07:05 09:22
09.30 – 11.00 breakfast and meeting of the representatives of the Alpine Pearls Network
Jungfraujoch (3454 m) – Konkordia Hütte (2.850 m) on foot 11:00 15:30
17th June 2008
Konkordia Hütte (2.850 m) - Märjelenalp – Kühboden – Fischeralp (2212 m) on foot 08:00 12:00
14.00 -16.00 meeting with representatives of mountain farmers and presentation of the activities of Brig, Alpine Town of the year 2008
Fischeralp - Fiesch by cableway 16:15 16:22
Fiesch – Brig by train R 551 16:57 17:33
Alpine Pearls http://www.alpine-pearls.com
Jungfrau Aletsch Bietschhorn UNESCO http://www.welterbe.ch
Konkordia Hütte http://www.konkordiahuette.ch/
Alpine Towns of the Year Association http://www.alpenstaedte.org