via the North East Flank | Alpinism | Lochberg | 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.

via the North East Flank (Normal route) Lochberg 3078 m

  • Difficulty
    F
  • Ascent
    4–4:30 h, 1291 m
  • Descent
    2–2:30 h, 1291 m

Deep in the Lochberg lie countless crystal treasures; some have also come to the surface over the millennia due to erosion. It is unsurprising then, that this mountain is visited often by crystal hunters who laboriously recover these natural beauties and bring them to light. The Lochberg also offers the mountaineer a worthwhile destination. The easy high tour, which is marked blue-white for most of the way and finishes with a short glacier crossing (very few crevasses), can be quite reasonably be done as a day trip from the Göscheneralp. Keep your eyes open; you might even find a piece of smoky quartz to keep as a valuable memory of this interesting tour.

Route description

Acrros the dam to Älprigenplangge

From the mountain guesthouse Dammagletscher, cross the dam (1797 m) and turn right on the southern shore of the lake to the bridge over the Älprigenbach at P. 1927.

Älprigenstein to the Älprigensee

Now climb slowly along the steep blue-white marked trail towards the Lochberglücke until you reach to the Älprigensee P. 2509, which lies in a small basin.

Älprigensee - Lochberg

From the small lake climb over rocky outcrops and steep snow fields in a west, later southwesterly direction to gain the summit.

Descent

Follow the route of ascent.

Additional information

Departure and arrival point

Göscheneralp, Dammagletscher (Staumauer) (1747 m)

Busbetrieb nur im Sommerhalbjahr. Reservation nötig.

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