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From the Claridenhütte SAC (Normal route) Clariden 3267 m

  • Difficulty
    PD, I
  • Ascent
    3:30–4:30 h, 810 m
  • Descent
    2–3:30 h, 810 m

Glorious glacier tour to the beautiful and popular Clariden.

Route description

Claridenhütte - Claridenfirn (glacier)

From the Claridenhütte, follow the marked footpath up to the Claridenfirn (glacier)

Claridenfirn - Clariden

Romp up the not-too-steep Claridenfirn, past the obvious buttress of the Túfelstock the broad flank of the Bocktschingel and onto the east snow flank of Clariden itself. Head for the top right corner of the snow flank (usually best place to bypass the bergschund) and gain a saddle SE of the summit. If the bergschrund is not playing ball, you can bear further north onto the slabs instead of crossing it, and climb up to the NE ridge.

Descent

Down the route of ascent. Or cross over to the Planurahütte - another incredible place to spend the night!

Additional information

Departure and arrival point
Difficulty

Depending on conditions at the bergschrund below the summit, you can climb to the saddle directly or otherwise traverse over slabs and scree to the east ridge, gaining the summit from there.

History

Rambert with Streiff and Stüssi, 13. Aug. 1863.

Author

Hansueli Rhyner

Hansueli Rhyner ist Bergführer und Skilehrer und seit 2011 SAC-Autor. Er arbeitet am WSL-Institut für Schnee und Lawinenforschung SLF als Leiter der Forschungsgruppe Industrieprojekte und Schneesport und ist zudem Gutachter bei Bergunfällen und Mitglied des Kern-Ausbildungsteams Lawinenprävention KAT.

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