From Wägitalersee (Normal route) Mutteristock 2294 m
- 4–4:30 h, 1380 m
- 1380 m
This is an outstanding route in a marvellous landscape. Due to its proximity to Zurich, it is always well-visited. The sharp karst limestone requires a thick layer of snow. Moreover, the starting point is at a relatively low altitude. If there is not enough snow on the first, steep slopes of Schwantli, the variant on the alp access road via Aberen comes into play. There is no public transportation between the Innerthal bus stop and the end of the lake Hinterbruch. Alpentaxi, Mobility (car sharing), hitch-hiking, walking (1 hour) or renting a bicycle at the Stausee restaurant are the alternatives.
From Hinterbruch (918 m) at the southern end of Wägitalersee ascend steeply south-eastward on the summer trail to reach Rinderweid (1307 m) via Schwantli (1031 m) and Chruter. From Rinderweid continue north of Lufthütte to the summer trail, which leads southward to Mutteri (1658 m) past the outcrops of Mutteriberg. Ascend south-east in complex terrain to the foot of Rund Chopf (2049 m). Continue to a rocky rib and ascending eastward, you reach the ridge (north-east of Torberg, Torberglücke). Overcoming a short, slightly exposed escarpment, ascend to the highest point.
The itinerary on the alp access road to Abern Oberalp and on the summer trail to Rinderweid via Aberen is more pleasurable than the route via Schwantli. Add 20–30 minutes.
Ski down on the ascent route as far as Rindwerweid. From there you have a more direct descent: on steep slopes ski down westward to reach the bridge across the Aberenbach (998 m). Follow the alp access road down to the lake.
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Wägitalersee, Hinterbruch (918 m)
The starting point Hinterbruch on the very end of Wägitalersee is reachable from the bus stop Innerthal on foot (5.6 km, 1 h 20 min.), or by rental bike (bike rental at Gasthaus Stausee, Tel. 055 446 12 79, www.gasthaus-stausee.ch ) or by boat taxi (Tel. 055 446 13 44, waegitalersee.ch ), or by www.alpentaxi.ch, or by Mobility car sharing at Siebnen-Wangen train station, or by hitching a ride.
At Torberglücke there is a short exposed passage.
The Stausee restaurant rents out bicycles, even in winter.
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