West summit from the Bächlitalhütte | Alpinism | Alplistock west summit | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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West summit from the Bächlitalhütte (Normal route) Alplistock west summit 2890 m

  • Difficulty
    PD
  • Ascent
    2–2:30 h, 580 m
  • Descent
    40 m

Short and easy alpine tour to the summit directly above (north) the Bächlitalhütte.

Route description

Bächlitalhütte - West summit of the Alplistock 2894 m

From the Bächlitalhütte (2328 m) start out in a westerly direction for about 100 m along the path that leads to the Bächligletscher. Now turn in a northerly direction, climbing first through a gully, and then slabby sections, up into the large scree amphitheatre at the foot of the Alplistock south face. Keep left and then climb through a pronounced couloir, east of P. 2758, which leads you rightwards onto the W ridge. Continue up the ridge (blocky and brittle) without too much difficulty to the W summit, 2894 m.

Additional information

Departure point

Author

Marco Bomio

Marco Bomio worked as a teacher in Grindelwald for over 30 years before turning his part-time job as a mountain guide into his main job. In the Grindelwald Section of the SAC he was first the JO boss and later the president. He has headed the Grindelwald Museum for 10 years.

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