North Ridge of the North Summit | Alpinism | Hinter Tierberg | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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North Ridge of the North Summit (Normal route) Hinter Tierberg 3444 m

  • Difficulty
    PD, 2a
  • Ascent
    3–4 h, 650 m
  • Descent
    2–2:30 h, 650 m

In the heavily glaciated mountain arena above the Steingletscher stand the oft visited and rather accessible summits of Susten- and Gwächtenhorn. In the shadow of these popular destinations, the Tierberg summits (Vorder, Mittler and Hinter Tierberg) live more of a wallflower existence. This trio, however, certainly offer both rewarding and exciting routes. The Hinter Tierberg in particular is alpinistically, an interesting and versatile tour waiting for repeats. The varied glacier climb to Tierberglimi, the exposed ridge tranverse in the area of the Tierberg saddle and the steep final climb through the rocks to the north summit delight the mountaineer's heart. If you are looking for peace and seclusion in a magnificent mountain world, you'll be sure to find it at the northern summit of Hinter Tierberg!

Route description

Tierberglihütte - Mittler Tierberg

From the Tierbergli Hut (2795 m), climb over the fractured Steigletscher to the southwest, and gain the Mittler Tierberg (3308 m) without too much trouble.

Mittlerer Tierberg - Hinter Tierberg Nordgipfel

A largely vacant snow ridge leads over to Tierbergsattel (3308 m). Continue over the firn, and onto the rocks beneath the northern summit, which is reached by easy climbing (2a, some bolts) through a couloir.

Descent

Follow the route of ascent.

Additional information

Departure and arrival point
Waypoints

Mittler Tierberg (3309 m)

wird überschritten

Tierbergsattel (Trift/Tierbergli) (3309 m)

Zwischen Mittlerem Tierberg und Hinterem Tierberg Nordgipfel

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