The weather can change rapidly in the Alps, always check the forecast before you start the days hiking and pack appropriately. If the weather is too rough, do not begin the trek.
There can be left over snow drifts early in the season, they have sometimes melted underneath - particularly if it covers moving water. Just because it looks solid, it doesn't mean it is. Exercise extreme caution when crossing such snow drifts and if possible walk around them to where you can see the solidity of the ground clearly.
Some of the ground can be uneven, with rocky/pebbly paths and even ice. Ensure you have suitable footwear with ankle support, and step cautiously when needed.
Much of the path is on clifftops and there has been some erosion, for this reason, the path is sometimes unclear, be careful of the drop and of loose rocks and edges to the cliffs.
Some of the gates are cattle deterrents and are electrified, be sure to use the plastic handles and reattach the cable to the housing when you pass through, they are 12 volts, so not dangerous but very unpleasant.
Tips and hints
Food and Drink
There is an honesty box and fridge of snacks and drinks at around 11 kilometres at a farm after the second pass, other than this no food stops are available. It is a long and hard day, bring plenty of food and water.
Points of Interest
View of Toedi
The highest peak in the region at 3614 metres, once you navigate the pass you can see the mighty frame of Toedi to your left, jokingly called the king of small mountains as it is the biggest in this area, but there are much bigger.
The second pass of the walk at 2261 m, it is a very steep climb to it out of the valley. The views are stunning in all directions and the landscape changes dramatically as you descend.
Alpine mountaintop valley
After the first fairly minor pass, you drop into a great green bowl veined with alpine streams and sheltered from the winds. Crossing this bowl you can see marmots and birds of prey as well as goat and sheep before you make the ascent to the Richetlipass on the other side.