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Gross Schärhorn

 
Gross Schärhorn

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Lat/Lon: 46.86582°N / 8.91266°E

Object Title: Gross Schärhorn

Activities: Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 10810 ft / 3295 m

 

Page By: Cyrill

Created/Edited: Mar 7, 2008 / May 30, 2010

Object ID: 386254

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Overview

Gross Schärhorn 3295m is a famous mountain in Switzerland, in the canton Uri, located in the Uri Alps Group. He stands close by the Klausen Alpine pass and at the end of the Maderaner valley. Gross Schärhorn adjoins to the Glarus Alps and is in the middle of a delightsome "glacier world". He is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski.

To the southeast of the Gross Schärhorn you find the big glacier "Hüfifirn", to the southwest the "Bocktschingelfirn" and to the north the "Griessfirn".

Gross Schärhorn is a double peak: Gross Schärhorn 3295m and Chli Schärhorn 3234m. (means big and small Schärhorn).

 
Gross Schärhorn 3295m
Gross Schärhorn 3295m
 
Gross Schärhorn 3295m
Gross Schärhorn 3295m

Route & Difficulty

Summer route afoot:

Option I:
> Hüfi hut 2334m - Hüfifirn - southeast flank/ridge - Gross Schärhorn 3295m.
- Difficulty: L-WS (F-PD) according to crevasse situation.

Option II:
> Planura hut 2947m - Hüfi firn - southeast flank/ridge - Gross Schärhorn 3295m.
- Difficulty: L-WS (F-PD) according to crevasse situation.

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Ski tour route:

> Planura hut 2947m - Hüfi firn - southeast flank/ridge - Gross Schärhorn 3295m.
- Difficulty: WS (PD)
- Route: 145d ¦ 500 metres in altitude

For the "hardcore adorer":
> Klausen Alpine pass 1955m - Griessfirn - Chammlilücke 2854m - southeast flank/ridge - Gross Schärhorn 3295m.
- Difficulty: SS (very difficult / real abrupt)
- Route: 145b ¦ 1350 metres in altitude

Accommodations

> Hüfi Hut 2334m: Link to Hufi hut

> Planura hut 2947m: www.planura.ch

 
Hüfi hut
Hüfi Hut 2334m

Getting There

By public transport

On the Gotthard railway, from Lucerne to Göschenen, the village in front of the famous Gotthard-tunnel. From Göschenen with bus to Bristen 778m. Bristen is the starting point to go in the Hüfi hut 2334m

Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule


By car:

From Lucerne on the Gotthard-highway to Amsteg and Bristen. Bristen 778m is the starting point to go in the Hüfi hut 2334m

Online route scheduler: route scheduler in english and TCS.ch


Weather, climate and snow conditions in Switzerland

Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology

Weather SFDRS

Meteo News.ch

Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos: www.slf.ch

Links

Link to Gross Schärhorn 3295m: www.cyrill-goes-to-scharhorn.ch

Switzerland Tourism: www.myswitzerland.com

Uri tourism: www.uri.info.ch

Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch

In Memory of Cyrill Rüegger

A note from the SP staff
Cyrill Rüegger, the member we all used to know as Cyrill and Digitalis, died on June 13th 2009 in an avalanche on the summit ridge of Piz Palü together with his wife Tanja and a common friend. They were swept down by the avalanche into a couloir underneath the east summit and died instantly. Their bodies were retrieved from the Palü Glacier by helicopter a day after the accident.

Cyrill joined SP in March 2006 and soon was one of the most prolific contributors on the site with almost 70 mountain and 5 range pages to his profile. He was an accomplished climber, bagging almost 1000 summits in not quite seven years. Among them are 35 4000ers and 272 3000ers, almost all of them in his home country Switzerland.

While contributing a lot on SP, Cyrill's real internet home was www.hikr.org where he contributed 585 mountain profiles and reports in his native language German. Cyrill also posted on www.bergsteigen.at and other climbing sites, often under his real name but also under the pseudonym Digitalis. He was a botanist by profession and also contributed his knowledge about medical plants to different websites. Cyrill will be greatly missed by all.

This page will be kept in honour of Cyrill, one of SP's most prolific members and most active mountaineers.

Rest in peace, brother!

The picture above was taken on the summit of Matterhorn on July 28th 2007.

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