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View from the Glattalp

View from the Glattalp



Tour description

From the Glattalp you have two choices of trails to Braunwald. The first is technically very difficult, because it takes you on a steep path across the large scree fields of the Furggele. The Bärentritt is also a challenge. This very steep trail snakes through rocks that appear from below to be impossible to climb. If you decide on this route you should have no fear of heights, be steady on your feet and very fit. The reward for your efforts are great views of the Schwyz and Glarus Alps. Fun also are the up to 500-meter long snowfields, on which you can slide, sitting on a plastic bag. From the Furggele (2395 meters) you can climb up to the Ortstock (2717) in 45 minutes, and have a view of more than 400 Alpine peaks.

If you are less interested in climbing challenges and like karst landscapes, start from the mountain terminus of the Glattalpbahn and hike to the north. A short climb will bring you to the Charetalp, where you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of karst fields around the Pfannenstock and the Bös Fulen. The Erigsmatt is your next goal, reached on very good paths without any ascents to speak of. Thereaf-ter, however, you will need firm footing on this route as well, for the rocky sections of the Nösseli and Bützi area hide crevices. Stop at the Gumen mountain restaurant, where you can sit on the terrace and fill your hungry stomach before you take the aerial tramway down to Braunwald.


Variant A: Glattalp - Charetalp - Ergismatt - Gumen - Braunwald (Distance: 13.5 km / Altitude Difference: 415 hm / Duration: 4.5 h)
Variant B: Aufstieg auf den Ortstock (additional Altitude Difference: 322 hm)

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Places along the route: Glattalp - Furggele (Ortstock) - Bärentritt - Braunwald


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Tour history (B02827)

First published: Donnerstag, 16. September 2010

Last updated: Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.zuerich.com

Tour characteristics

Distance: 14.7 km | Time requirement: 5½ h
Ascent: 755 m | Descent: 755 m
Highest point: 2395 m.a.s.l.

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Zürichsee Tourismus
CH-8640 Rapperswil
Tel: +41 (0)55 220 57 57
E-Mail: zuerichsee@zuerich.com
Internet: www.zuerich.com