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Hiking the Berner Oberland in October

Is it worthwhile to hike in the Berner Oberland area in the first half of October? I've read Rick Steves' Switzerland book and I am not sure the weather will permit us to do the hiking or see the peaks. We'd want to visit Jungfrau, Schilthorn, walk in the areas of Grindelwald, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Murren, and Schynige Platte.
Does anyone know more about the weather conditions in October to make a recommendation?

Posted by
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First half of October is usually fine, although be prepared for the possibility of some nippy temperatures.

There's no guarantee on clear skies or views of the peaks, but you can increase your odds by budgeting at least three nights in the area.

Posted by
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Thanks Tom. I'm juggling whether to go in October this year or put it off until next summer.

Posted by
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elizabeth,

I've been in the Berner Oberland as late as about mid-October, and on that occasion the weather was fantastic. It was warm and sunny during the day, but at night it was definitely a bit chilly. There's really no way to predict what the weather will be like this year in October, so the only thing you can do is go by historical averages and hope for the best.

Posted by
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Early October really is not a big risk, so if you have the time, go for it.

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Thank you Tom and Ken. Your responses are just the information I needed. We are definitely going to go this October!