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Höhenweg 4. Randa to Täsch

Höhenweg 4. Randa to Täsch


Postby past my sell by date » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:02 pm

Date walked: 28/08/2017

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Coming South from Topali, the ongoing route to Täsch is mostly along a pleasant woodland trail :D , which is almost horizontal after a short steep start. Once you decide not to descend to Randa, you cross the two streams above 1800m and take a horizontal track into the woods.
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Map of section route in red : route from Randa to Rötiboden in green
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Track into the woods
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Looking back across the two streams
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A wider view
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More views back
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The track continues horizontally thru the woods for a while , but then climbs quite steeply on a zig-zag path up a pleasant grassy gully for about 200m
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Views up and down the gully
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Eventually you reach a signpost at 2016m and head Left on an almost horizontal track. This continues for about 2km through varied woodland until it's time to descend.
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The reason for the ascent is to get above these cliffs
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and in particular this deep gully - the Schusslauizug
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The gully is easily crossed at this point
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A wider view
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Looking back
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The crossing point
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Looking up
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and down
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and back across
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The track heads steadily South through varied woodland :)
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Until it reaches this signpost where it crosses the green track up from Randa: a right turn takes you on a long walk up to the Weisshorn hut
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Just beyond you come to Röti-boden a small piece of heaven :D
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There is a drinking fountain here - well worth remembering :wink:

Diversion
The diagonal path from Randa to Röti-boden has some nice views and I've added the pics here:-
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Crossing the Matter Vispa - The Sattelspitz and Bösentrift (3247m)at the back
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A zoomed view from a bit higher - part of the Breithorn just appearing
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The route crosses between the two big waterfalls in the Schusslauizug, and then doubles back to the gully edge
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Where you get a good close-up view of the Great Slide
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Looking across the Mattertal to the Täschhorn above the Wildikin
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A wider view from a bit higher - The Dom on the Left
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Zoomed view of Castor, Pollux and the Breithorn

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The traverse beyond Röti-boden continues through woodland
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At this junction the lower path leads only to some more remote chalets
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Eventually you emerge at Schalubarg 2013m
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Looking back to the wooded section
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Another view of Schalubarg - and the ongoing path which starts to descend from here
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Back up to Schalubarg
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and down the steep slopes to Täsch
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The path zig-zags but it's still an exhausting climb if you ascend this way
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Looking across the valley - the vertical "tear" in the woods was caused by two fifty ton boulders that came loose from the top of the Täschgufer and rolled down in August 2016 :shock: :shock: :shock: One finished on the road and the other on the golf course beyond: both had to be blown up : with explosives before they could be removed :lol:
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A well placed seat here affords a view of the Breithorn: the path heads on down towards it
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Nearing the bottom
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Two views looking back up from the bottom: it's only a ten minute walk to Täsch station from here
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