The pristine Valais glaciers offer an unparalleled natural spectacle, which is why they have been designated as part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The giant rivers of ice are a wonder of nature, as impressive as they are instructive. Deep, dangerous crevasses, giant moraines and wild glacial creeks illustrate the incredible forces of the ice. This is an incomparable world that waits to be discovered: numerous hikes, routes and guided tours offer terrific views of the glaciers – and insights into their icy secrets.
The Baltschiedergletscher consists of two independent parts of a dissociated glacier north of Visp at the end of the valley called Baltschiedertal. The impressing « Äussere Baltschiedergletscher » is embedded between the magnificent mountains Bietschhorn, Aelwer Rigg, Breitlauihorn and Jägihorn. You can reach the glacier by foot departing from Bietschhornhütte in the Lötschental passing by the Baltschiederjoch and the Bietschhorn, before arriving at the Baltschiederklause. A breathtaking view in a southward direction awaits you. On a clear day you can even spot the Mischabel mountainous ridge in the distance and of course the wild Baltschiedertal and Bietschhorn nearby.
Length: ca. 2 km