From Ortstockhaus | Ski tour | Hinterer Eggstock | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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From Ortstockhaus Hinterer Eggstock 2434 m

  • Difficulty
    PD+
  • Ascent
    2:30 h, 700 m
  • Descent
    700 m
  • Exposure
    SE, S

This is a short and easy ski tour starting from a cabin high above Braunwald. Those who do not want to spend the night at Ortstockhaus, can start from Gumen (Braunwald skiing area).

Route description

Ortstockhaus - Hinterer Eggstock

From Ortstockhaus (1770 m) go north-westward along Schattenstock to reach P. 1953 via Tünis. Now ascend south-westward to a first terrace. On the summer trail go northward and bypass the rocky head of Untere-Bützi. Continue via Ober Boden (2262 m) to P. 2366 on the western ridge of Hinterer Eggstock. Depending on the conditions, follow the ridge to the summit on skis or on foot.

Variant: Ascent from Gumen

To reach P. 1953 from the Gumen summit station, traverse westward on the summer trail.

Descent

On the ascent

Additional information

Departure and arrival point
Crux

Three short but not very exposed steep slopes between P. 1935 and P. 2148.

Steep summit ascent to P. 2455, therefore the ridge around P. 2367 is often chosen as summit.

Waypoints

Gumen, Bergstation (1900 m)

Alternative starting point

Route number

483

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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