Full-day walks from Kandersteg
Stroll along the Gasterntal valley or stride energetically to a pass or a mountain hut: the 20 routes described in this book cover the full range. Each walk takes between 5 and 10 hours; descriptions include actual timings, photographs, and maps overlaid on satellite images.
Kandersteg is an excellent base for walkers. At 1200m you are already high in the Swiss Alps, and there are cable-lifts to take you rapidly to even higher starting-points. The village is well placed on the public transport network, with rapid services to the Lötschental and Rhone valleys in the south, and also north to Spiez and Interlaken.
[This is the Internet edition of the book: it has a simpler binding than the bookshop edition, and is updated more frequently.]