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W-ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: Furka /Wallis-Uri, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.54770°N / 8.42780°E

Object Title: W-ridge

Route Type: Basic Snow/Glacier Climb

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: F

Grade: I

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Page By: andre hangaard

Created/Edited: May 6, 2004 / Jan 7, 2011

Object ID: 160884

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Route Description

From the west: Around 3.0 hrs. Startingpoint is the Furka pass, 2.431 m, accessible from west via Brig and Oberwald or from the east from Göschenen (autobahn) via Realp/Andermatt.
Follow the small road to pt. 2.494 m and start crossing the Muttglacier in a southernly direction to the
saddle, pt. 3.005. From there follow the easy ridge straight to the summit.

Essential Gear

Crampons, ice-axe and rope. This route is also perfect as a ski-tour.

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The Muttglacier. Overview...