From Engstligenalp via Chindbettipass | Ski tour | Lämmerenhütte SAC | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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Hiking or climbing on routes in alpine terrain requires good physical health, meticulous preparation and technical skills in mountain sports. The routes presented here are undertaken at one’s own risk. If you want to safely practice mountain sports, taking training courses run by experts is highly recommended by the SAC. All the contents of the SAC Route Portal are put together with utmost diligence. However, the Swiss Alpine Club and the authors cannot guarantee that the information provided here is up-do-date, correct and complete. Therefore, the SAC and the authors cannot be held liable for possible errors.

From Engstligenalp via Chindbettipass (Normal route) Lämmerenhütte SAC 2507 m

  • Difficulty
    PD
  • Ascent
    3:30–4 h, 520 m
  • Descent
    400 m
  • Exposure
    N, NE, E, SW, W, NW

Route description

Tossen Skilift - Lämmerenhütte

From the top of the Tossen chair lifts (approx. 2360 m) , traverse flat NE into a small depression, towards the small lake at P. 2350. Before the lake start up right (E-SE) weaving between the steepest sections up to Chindbettipass (2623 m). The rocky knoll east beneath the pass is bypassed south or north depending on conditions. Descend southeast into the valley, then follow its curve up over the remnant glacier to the Rote Totzlücke. From the Rote Totzlücke descend SW, down the entire Lämmerental valley to the Lämmerenhütte.

Additional information

Departure point

Ski lift Tossen, mountain station (2330 m)

Von Unter dem Birg mit der Seilbahn Engstligenalp, Schlepplift und Skilift Tossen zum Ausgangspunkt. Informationen: www.engstligenalp.ch/de/w/betriebszeiten

To Unter dem Birg by bus from Frutigen with change in Adelboden-Oey

Remarks

Occasionally, cornices and snow slides make it difficult to cross the Chindettipass, which should not be done too late in the day (eastern slope with rocky runout).

Waypoints
Neighbor summit

Tierhöri / Tierhörnli (2894 m)

You can also climb the nearby Tierhöri (+270 m height gain) on route.

Rote Totz / Roter Totz (2847 m)

You can also easily climb the small peak next to the pass of the same name.

Route number

738b 738c

Author

Daniel Anker

Daniel Anker is a Bernese author and photographer. The historian has written around 40 ski tour, hiking, via ferrata and mountain bike guide books as well as detailed monographs on individual peaks in Switzerland.

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