Statistics: day’s hike: 12.2 miles ascent: 2265′ descent: 5426′ Pass #8: Sefinenfurke
Mürren is a tram stop on the way up to the Schilthorn so, first thing, we rode all the way to the top to have a look see. The view at the top was not a disappointment!
We returned to the previous tram station (at Birg) and began the day’s journey. Since we had started so high, we had quite a lot of descending to do to rejoin the trail. Shortly after finding the path we reached Rotstock Hütte where, you guessed it, we shared a kuchen!
We met a group of hikers here that we would hike with for several days. Now the toil began on a landscape of rocks and open pasture. Working our way up toward the pass, we looked over our shoulders – the majestic mountain scene was jaw-dropping!
As we gained elevation the pasture turned to shale. Looking down behind us we could see the group we left earlier at the Rotstock Hütte.
Finally, pass #8, Sefinenfurke, was conquered! We sat down, ate our lunch and entertained ourselves by watching other hikers labor up the mountain.
The descent from the pass was steep with a multitude of steps and fixed cable.
Once below the shale, the open pasture was a welcome sight even though we still had a long drop in elevation ahead of us.
Our B&B was another welcome sight. Although it was a little rugged (I think we stayed in what was once an old cow stall), the food and the other guests were delightful!