Bettmerhorn is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.492m (8,175ft) above the sea level, located in the district of Raron in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.
The road to the summit, located in the Bernese Alps, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It’s a chairlift access trail. The trail is usually impassable from September to July (weather permitting). Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. Near the summit there’s a restaurant. The magnificent view of the Great Aletsch Glacier is just one of the many mountain sights.The trail offers offers impressive views on the Bernese Alps and the Aletsch Glacier, the largest in the Alps. The view also extends to the Lepontine and Pennine Alps.
4x4 vehicle required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Thunderstorm activity can quickly change unpaved roads to four-wheel-drive condition or make them impassable. Be sure to check the weather forecast as there's no point in going up if the area is covered in clouds or mist.Special precautions apply to children under 2 years old, as well as people who are pregnant or in poor health: before visiting areas over 2500 m, you'd better consult your doctor.
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