From East (Bächlital) | Alpinism | Obri Bächlilicken | 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 East (Bächlital) (Normal route) Obri Bächlilicken 3073 m

  • Difficulty
    F
  • Ascent
    2:30–3 h, 780 m
  • Descent
    40 m

Both in summer and winter a popular tour, connecting the two huts Bächlitalhütte zur Gaulihütte. The last section up to the pass has fixed ladders.

Route description

Bächlihütte - Obri Bächlilicken (pass)

From the Bächlitalhütte (2328 m) follow a clear track westward to the Bächligletscher (glacier). Climb up along its northern edge to reach the flat glacier plateau ca. 2600 m. Leave the glacier and climb westsouthwest up the steep scree slope, beneath the Undri Bächlilicken, before gaining the glacier once more. Continue diagonally (southwest) beneath the Gross Diamantstock until just below the pass. Depending on snow conditions, a 20 to 30 m high slab (ladders) leads now directly up to the gap.

Descent to Gaulihütte

When traversing from the Bächlitalhütte to the Gaulihütte, expect 2 hrs for the descent from the Obri Bächlilicken.

Additional information

Departure point

Author

Marco Bomio

Marco Bomio worked as a teacher in Grindelwald for over 30 years before turning his part-time job as a mountain guide into his main job. In the Grindelwald Section of the SAC he was first the JO boss and later the president. He has headed the Grindelwald Museum for 10 years.

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