East Ridge from the Tierberglihütte | Alpinism | Vorder Tierberg | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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East Ridge from the Tierberglihütte (Normal route) Vorder Tierberg 3090 m

  • Difficulty
    F
  • Ascent
    1:30–2 h
  • Descent
    1–1:30 h

In the heavily glaciated mountain arena above the Steingletscher stand the oft visited and rather accessible summits of Susten- and Gwächtenhorn. In the shadow of these popular destinations, the Tierberg summits (Vorder, Mittler and Hinter Tierberg) live more of a wallflower existence. This trio, however, certainly offer both rewarding and exciting routes. If you are looking for a simple, not too long glacier hike with a delightful final climb over a firn hump, then Vorder Tierberg is a good option. To begin with, a leisurely rise leads up the snow slope towards the Tierberglücke (col); there follows a beautiful scenic climb over a gentle ridge to the summit, which affords imposing views into the Gadmertal. A really enjoyable beginner tour and quite impressionable!

Route description

From hut to the summit!

From the Tierbergli hut (2797 m) head westwards over a rising glacier ramp to shortly before the Tierberglücke (2973 m), then climb up onto the snowy bulge of the east ridge and follow this to the summit. In descent follow the same route.

Absteig

Follow the line of ascent.

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