‘St.-Karl-Ibergeregg-Rundweg’ is a relatively short and easy circular winter hiking tour in the popular ski region Hoch Ybrig (Schwyz, Switzerland).
- Signage very unclear in multiple locations. Bringing a map/gps device and checking frequently recommended.
We were originally planning to add the neighboring Ibergeregg Rundweg (564) to our route if we got back early enough and still had energy left. This was our first winter hike after all, and we weren’t sure how much more taxing it would be in the snow and cold. Anyway, that’s why we started at Ibergeregg, opposite the intended starting point St Karl.
Things started out well, with beautiful views of the Schwyzer alps and Vierwaldstädtersee (lake) in the distance.
Soon though, we diverged from the intended route. This was quickly corrected once noticed, but it would only be the first of three times.
The second time came soon after, and it led to a rather sizeable detour. In all cases, we simply didn’t see any signs and erroneously followed the trail straight ahead at intersections.
While it was a bit annoying to have to concede that there was no longer a chance to add that second, smaller tour to ours due to how much time we had lost, we still enjoyed our hike, especially thanks to the gorgeous views in all directions.
The fact that the “trail” consisted entirely of pistes shared with cross country skiers did put a bit of a damper on the atmosphere, but only because we were expecting something… different. That’s on us though. like I said, first winter hike, and most marked tours seem to be like this (in Switzerland).
Anyway, the region is beautiful and if you don’t mind sharing your trail with skiers (to us, the winter equivalent of bikers in summer), then this is a lovely beginners trail for winter hiking.
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Route Report / Gallery
Don’t miss a hike 🙂
|Date of Hike:||2020-12-18|
|Technical Difficulty:||T1: Easy|
Our Failed Version
|Net Hours (Est.)||4|
|Net Hours (Act.)||3.5|
|Max. Alt. (m)||1407|
|Net Hours (Est.)||2.5|
|Max. Alt. (m)||1407|