While Grindelwald will inevitably be linked with the big three – Mönch, Jungfrau and Eiger – there are plenty of other incredible climbing options out there as well.
For mountain climbers looking to avoid the sometimes crowded slopes of the big three, there are some excellent alternative trios, including the Mettenberg, Kleines Schreckhorn and Schreckhorn.
While all three have incredibly scenic and fairly simple approaches, some rock climbing and scrambling will be needed to summit each. From the top of any of these peaks, await the best views of the big three. They are definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in the village.
To the north of Grindelwald, Reeti, Faulhorn, the Schwarzhorn and Wildgärst make for incredible climbing destinations as well.
During the summer, the average daily temperatures around Grindelwald range from 10 ºC to 13 ºC. These drop dramatically as you gain in elevation. Summer is also the wettest time of year in Switzerland, which receives between 50 and 60 millimeters of rain each month.
Flying into Zurich Airport (ZRH) is the best way to begin any trip to Grindelwald. From here, the peak is just a two hour drive away in a hired car and slightly longer via train and/or bus.
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