Expedition to the Land of Extremes

Medium
3 km
2:00 h
159 mhd
160 mhd
Porchabella-Gletschervorfeld
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The interactive route "Expedition to the Land of Extremes" takes you to the unique glacier forefield of the Porchabella Glacier at the foot of Piz Kesch. Discover life in the Stone Desert along the way! An archaeologist, a glacier surveyor and a connoisseur of the Swiss glacier forefields will show you details and encourage you to think and act.  
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Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  2686 m
Lowest Point  2555 m
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Start Kesch Hut SAC
Destination Kesch Hut SAC
Coordinates 46.645246, 9.875226

Description

On the circular hike into the glacier forefield of the Porchabella Glacier, you will be informed about vibration by your smartphone at 16 interesting locations when information texts, images, audio contributions and videos about the glacier apron and its dynamics are available. The audio files can be found at the corresponding points at the back of the images. 

To make everything work properly, please note the following:

  • Have you saved the route with all the data offline? At the Keschhütte there is no Natel reception and no Wi-Fi.
  • Is the battery charged?
  • Have you turned on sound, vibration and GPS?
  • Do you have the headphones with you?
  • Ye's go! Leave the route open, the smartphone vibrates as soon as information is available.

Sicherheitshinweis

We recommend that you make the route with sturdy, high shoes and in good visibility.

Directions

The route is 3 kilometers long, the difference in altitude is 170 meters in altitude. The first part of the route follows the blue-white-blue marked hiking trail towards the glacier, the way back leads pathless through the glacier forefield. Open the map, there you will see your position as well as the route.

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