From Fisetengrat (cable car) via Gemsfairenstock | Ski tour | Claridenhütte SAC | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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From Fisetengrat (cable car) via Gemsfairenstock (Normal route) Claridenhütte SAC 2453 m

  • Difficulty
    PD+
  • Ascent
    3 h, 850 m
  • Descent
    400 m
  • Exposure
    N, E, S

Nice tour from Fisetengrat, summit station via Gemsfairenstock and Gemsfairenjoch. The Gemsfairenstock can easily be "taken in" on route.

Route description

Fisetengrat, summit station - Gemsfairenstock

From the top station on the Fisetengrat (approx. 2000 m) head southwest along the ridge past Rundloch (2287 m) and into the hollow of Ober Sulzbalm. Roughly follow the line of the summer path over a short steep step, then leave it and head more directly up to the Lang Firn (glacier). Once on the glacier, traverse southwest to the Gemsfairenjoch (2846 m) or "take in" the Gemsfairengipfel (2971 m) on your way.

Gemsfairenstock - Claridenhütte

From the Gemsfairenjoch, descend the short steep (35 °) south slope down to the Claridenfirn (approx. 2670 m). Now turn east and cruise down to P2452 before making a short skate/shuffle/trudge up and over to the hut (if you couldn't keep enough speed;-).

Additional information

Departure and arrival point

Fisetengrat, summit station (2033 m)

Information about the cable car Urnerboden–Fisetengrat: urnerboden.ch/tarife/

Remarks

If the cable car (valley station) is crowded, the ascent to the Fisetenpass may be worthwhile.

Waypoints

Gemsfairenstock (2971 m)

The summit of the Gemsfairenstock can be skipped.

Route number

60a

Author

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Samuel Leuzinger

The Niederurner Sämi Leuzinger is an all-round talent: mountain guide, climbing instructor and head of heli-rescue at the Swiss Alpine Rescue Service. The full-time sports instructor has been working as an author of ski tour, mountaineering and rock climbing guides since 2012.

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