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From Geschinen Brudelhorn 2791 m

  • Difficulty
    PD+
  • Ascent
    4:30–5 h, 1450 m
  • Descent
    1450 m
  • Exposure
    SE, NW

This is a well-known, popular and fairly safe ski tour from Geschinen. After a first stretch on the summer path through a larch forest the itinerary is subsequently on wide, gentle slopes.

Route description

Geschinen – Brudelhorn

From the train station of Geschinen (1340 m) cross the Rhone river on a road bridge and ascend to the Niwwi Hitte (1455 m). Now follow the forest road through Breitewald, the clearing of Seng and via Unner Flesche and Ober Flesche to Altstafel (2082 m). Ascend south-eastward to Bru (2238 m), where the large slopes begin. On the north ridge of Brudelhorn continue in the same direction and pass P. 2468 on the north. Now ascend to Distelgrat or directly on the SE face below P. 2729 to reach the summit cross of Brudelhorn.

Descent

On the ascent

Additional information

Departure and arrival point

Geschinen, railway station (1340 m)

Route number

278

Author

Georges Sanga

Georges Sanga, active alpinist in both summer and winter, is the author of several ski tour and alpine hiking guides and an editor of the swisstopo ski tour maps. His passion for the mountains, and mountain photography, takes him to every corner of Switzerland.

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