Approach to the Galengrat-Verschneidung / Lunar Impulse | Alpinism | Galenstock | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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Approach to the Galengrat-Verschneidung / Lunar Impulse (Normal route) Galenstock 3586 m

  • Difficulty
    F, I
  • Ascent
    1:45 h, 560 m

Route description

Hotel Furkablick - moraine

Follow the path as for Sidelenhütte.

Moraine - cliff base

Take the left hand branch of the glacier, move up over a plateau and aim for the furthest right hand corner (looking up) of the big rock amphitheatre. The route start to the left of the huge corner at ground level, in fall line of the routes final dihedral.

Additional information

Departure and arrival point

Furkapass, Hotel Furkablick (2427 m)

Bus service only during the summer months.

Difficulty

At the start of the season, snow covers the whole approach. The last section to the start is steep. Crampons and ice axe recommended.

Author

Christophe Siméon

Christophe Siméon hat Französisch und Geschichte studiert und arbeitet zurzeit als Lehrer. Als aktiver Alpinist und Kletterer beteiligt er sich auch an Routeneröffnungen und -sanierungen. Von 2011 - 2020 war er Mitglied der SAC-Verlagskommission.

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