From the Planurahütte SAC | Alpinism | Clariden | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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From the Planurahütte SAC Clariden 3267 m

  • Difficulty
    PD, I
  • Ascent
    1–2 h, 320 m
  • Descent
    1–2 h, 320 m

Short but rewarding tour in a grand alpine environment.

Route description

Planurahütte - Claridenpass - Clariden

From the Planurahütte (2947 m) follow the glacial ridge to the Claridenpass, then bear north over the Claridenfirn, right of the Claridenhorn, and around the following rock spur onto Clariden's east flank. Climb up to the saddle southeast of the summit and then up the final slope this to the top. The bergschrund is best bypassed to the right (north). It can also be avoided altogether by climbing onto the rocks further; these lead instead to the northeast ridge (in 2020, a few bolts were installed there) and from there also easily to the summit.

Descent

Follow the route of ascent

Additional information

Departure and arrival point
Waypoints

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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