Üschenen | 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.

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Üschenen is a large and much visited climbing area with a wonderful view of the glaciated north face of the Balmhorn. A spectacular via ferrata has been set up in the cliff below the Allmenalp.

Anyone who climbs the old routes at Üschenen can still learn a lot and bring their self-preservation skills to a higher level. Interspersed with many ledges, the grey limestone wall here offers many beautiful climbs, especially in the medium grade range. The routes in the left part of the Alpschelewand are rarely climbed today.

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