Stonefall on the Europaweg between Grachen and the Europahutte forces closure

The controversial Europaweg is partially closed for the start of the season due to rock fall on a section between Grachen and the Europahutte. Anyone wanting to walk this way either on the Walker's Haute Route or on the Tour of the Monte Rosa will need to take the lower route from Grachen and descent to the Matterhorn valley at Mattsand and continue alone the valley to Randa.
The following day on the Europaweg is open and in good condition, an ascent from Randa to re-join the route at the new suspension bridge makes for a fabulous day trekking the high route via Taschalp to Zermatt.