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NE ridge

NE ridge

NE ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: Uri, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.73000°N / 8.68000°E

Object Title: NE ridge

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: F

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Page By: Keyser Soze

Created/Edited: Dec 19, 2004 / Dec 19, 2004

Object ID: 163244

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From the post office in Bristen, follow the yellow marker to the steep path to Bristenstäfeli. The good and marked path continues to Blackialp and Bristenhüttli.

Bristenhüttli can also be reached from Meitschligen (in the Reuss valley, above Amsteg). There's a good path until Bristenberg (1391 m), but from here to Langlaui (1854 m) the path is very poor and hardly visible in some places.

Route Description

In direction south, traverse a field of rubble, which leads to a small path. A big painted arrow marks the place where you head left for the ridge, reached near P. 2374. (This place can also be reached on a steep path from east, from Etzliboden). The following ridge has a path or at least traces, thus avoiding some rocky parts in the flank. Where the path ceases, cairns mark the route to choose. There is hardly any real climbing on this ridge.

If there's still snow left on the N flank, it makes sense to leave the ridge as soon as possible on the descent, thus enjoying a run on the snowfields.

Essential Gear

Hiking gear and sufficient water.

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