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Tour description

The distinctive “pyramid” of Brisen is the area’s focal point as well as one of central Switzerland’s most popular hiking destinations. Its appeal lies in the panoramic view, the peace and quiet as well as the magnificent surrounding landscapes. The tour leads over alpine pastures to Risetenstock and then over the Glattigrat ridge up to the majestic Brisen. In the area between Risetenstock and Glattigrat you can often spot ibex.


Option A: Via this route you can avoid some of the up-and-down climbing on the ridge.

Option B: The somewhat exposed transition from Glattigrat to Steinalper-Jochli can be avoided via a short descent to point B02 (alt. 2,080m) and then an ascent to Steinalper-Jochli.


Along this route there are a few small exposed sections, some of them featuring safety ropes.

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Places along the route: Beckenried Tourismus - Klewenalp - Hinterjochli - Risetenstock - Glattigrat - Steinalper Jochli - Brisen - Lauwistock - Brisenhaus - Stafel - Klewenalp - Tourismus Beckenried


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Tour history (B00044)

First published: Donnerstag, 28. April 2011

Last updated: Freitag, 20. Februar 2015

Tour published by: GPS-Tracks.com powered by GEO-Tracks GmbH

Tour characteristics

Distance: 14.6 km | Time requirement: 7½ h
Ascent: 1130 m | Descent: 1134 m
Highest point: 2404 m.a.s.l.

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