Sitting in the mountain inn «Alter Säntis» and looking over to Mt. Altmann one wonders how there could possibly be a way that connects these two mountains. And indeed, it is not something vertigo-afflicted people should attempt. The trail requires free hands because in many spots it has been reinforced with steel cables and staircases hewn directly into the rocky cliffs. The Lisen Ridge Trail was started by the Swiss Alpine Club in 1905 and it is the piece de resistance of any Säntis hike. The balancing act that connects Alpstein and Toggenburg is impressive. After 50 minutes one has gone through the worst part and to make it even more worthwhile, the cozy mountain inn awaits one. From here there are various possibilities to get down into the valley: one can choose to go to Wildhaus, to Wasserauen or to Brülisau.
The less intrepid will find it easier to simply take the aerial cable-car to return back to the valley.
The Lisen Ridge Trail is only recommended to persons who are absolutely vertigo-free and who are sure-footed. It is forbidden to enter the trail if there is ice or snow.
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Places along the route: Säntis - Lisengrat - Rotsteinpass - Teselalp - Wildhaus/Unterwasser
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Tour history (B13114)
First published: Dienstag, 16. September 2014
Last updated: Freitag, 3. Oktober 2014
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