via the North East Flank (Normal route) Lochberg 3078 m
- 4–4:30 h, 1291 m
- 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.
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.
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.
From the small lake climb over rocky outcrops and steep snow fields in a west, later southwesterly direction to gain the summit.
Follow the route of ascent.
- Departure and arrival point
Göscheneralp, Dammagletscher (Staumauer) (1747 m)
Busbetrieb nur im Sommerhalbjahr. Reservation nötig.