Disclaimer

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 Mürren via Bryndli (Normal route) Rotstockhütte 2039 m

  • Difficulty
    T2
  • Ascent
    2–2:30 h, 550 m
  • Descent
    150 m

A varied hike to the Rotstockhütte

The first half of the hike leads along a small road, from Mürren to Spielbodenalp. From there, the path leads steeply up (>200 m altitude). Afterwards, a gentle hike with magnificent views leads you to the Rotstockhütte. A variant, from Spielbodenalp via the Wasenegg is a little less steep, but a bit longer. From the Spielbodenalp, it is also well worth making the 100 m descent southeast (direction "Sprutz") to see an impressive waterfall.

Route description

Mürren - Bryndli - Rotstockhütte

From Mürren you can reach Spilbodenalp via Gimmela on a slightly uphill road. Here you should make the worthwhile detour down to the Sprutz (30min). Now climb a a steep zigzag path up around to Bryndli. From there, a gentle hike with incredible views leads to the Rotstockhhütte on the Poganggenalp.

Variante: Mürren - Wasenegg - Rotstockhütte

Shortly before the Spielbodenalp continue straight up the valley beside the Schiltbach (stream) crossing two bridges on the way. Continue up Schilttal to P. 1948, cross the stream once more and southeast up to the Wasenegg (a grassy ridge at 2155 m). From here you must descend gradually 100 m down to P. 2051, where you join the main path from Bryndli. This variant over the Wasenegg is a bit easier than the way over the Bryndli, but adds about 30 minutes to the journey.

Additional information

Departure and arrival point

Mürren (1638 m)

Mürren kann auch mit der Seilbahn (via Stechelberg–Gimmelwald) erreicht werden. Haltestelle Mürren, Schilthornbahn.

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.

Our recommendations

Die Hütten des Schweizer Alpen-Club

Hütten

Die Hütten des Schweizer Alpen-Club

Price CHF 68.00
Member price CHF 54.00
Gipfelziele Berner Oberland

Berg- und Alpinwandern

Gipfelziele Berner Oberland

Price CHF 49.00
Member price CHF 39.00
Tourenportal Jahres-Abo

Tourenportal Abonnemente

Tourenportal Jahres-Abo

Price CHF 42.00
Bergwandern von Hütte zu Hütte

Hütten

Bergwandern von Hütte zu Hütte

Price CHF 49.00
Member price CHF 39.00
Familienausflüge zu SAC-Hütten

Hütten

Familienausflüge zu SAC-Hütten

Price CHF 49.00
Member price CHF 39.00
SAC-Thermosflasche 0.5l

Outdoor

SAC-Thermosflasche 0.5l

Price CHF 49.00
Member price CHF 43.00
Alpinwandern von Hütte zu Hütte

Hütten

Alpinwandern von Hütte zu Hütte

Price CHF 49.00
Member price CHF 39.00
SAC-Seidenschlafsack

Ausrüstung

SAC-Seidenschlafsack

Price CHF 75.00
Member price CHF 67.00
feedback