OverviewThe Rappehörner 3176m summarizes two mountains: The Ober Rappehorn 3176m and the Rappehorn or Mittaghorn 3158m. The mountains are in Switzerland, in the Swiss canton Valais. These mountains are in the proximity of villages Binn and Bellwald and in the Goms valley and Rappe valley. To the south of the summit you find the glacier "Rappegletscher" and "Fäldbachgletscher". Rappehorn is a nice mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski. These mountains are "wild and lonely"
Route & DifficultySummer route:
Mittlebärg hut 2506m - Point 3124m - Fäldbachgletscher (glacier) - west flank - summit of Ober Rappehorn 3176m and in the connection to the Rappehorn 3156m.
Difficulty: L-WS (F-PD)
Ski tour route:
Ski elevator mountain station "Ernergale 2282m" - Ärnergale - Rappegletscher (glacier) - south flank - summit of Rappehorn 3158m and in the connection to the Ober Rappehorn 3176m.
Difficulty: ZS ¦ Route: 715a ¦ 900metres in altitude
Online maps for Switzerland:
Map Search - Online Maps
AccommodationsMittlebärg hut 2506m - Link: www.mittleberghut
Binntal hut 2269m - Link: www.binntalhut.ch
Getting ThereWith public transport:
From Berne with train to Kandersteg and across the Lötschberg tunnel to Goppenstein and Brig. Transfer in Brig to the Railway station Lax and change to yellow post bus to Binn.
Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From Berne to Kandersteg. With Lötschberg car transport train to Goppenstein and Brig. Afterwards to the village Lax and Binn in the Goms valley.
Online route scheduler: route scheduler in english and TCS.ch
Weather, climate and snow conditions in SwitzerlandFederal Office of Meteorology and Climatology
Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos: www.slf.ch
LinksSwitzerland Tourism: www.myswitzerland.com
Goms valley tourism: www.goms.ch
Valais tourism: www.valaistourism.ch
Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch
In Memory of Cyrill RüeggerA 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.