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.
The Bütlasse 3193m is a mountain in Switzerland, in the canton Berne. Close-by the villages Mürren and Stechelberg.
Located in the norh-west of the Gspaltenhorn 3436m
. In immediate proximity is no glacier, only a nèvè without crevasses. The Bütlasse could be describe as a hiking mountain - a „hiking 3000er“.
Route & DifficultyThe normal route is:
Sefinenfurgge 2612m - Vorderi Bütlasse 3063m - North West flank - Bütlasse 3193m.
Hiking classification: T5
Mountaineer classification: L (F)
Ski tour route:
Griesalp - Dürreberg - Vorderi Bütlasse - Bütlasse
Difficulty: ZS, 1790 metres in altitude, Route no. 303a
Getting ThereWith public transport:
From Interlaken with train to Lauterbrunnen and with bus to Stechelberg.
Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From Interlaken to Stechelberg.
Alternative: With cable car up to Schilthorn - to begin.
Online route scheduler: route scheduler in english
- Rotstock Hut 2039m
Link to Rotstockhütte
- Gspaltenhorn Hut 2450m
Link to Gspaltenhorn Hut
- Mountain guesthouse Griesalp 1408m
Link to Griesalp
Several Hotels in Lauterbrunnen, Mürren and Stechelberg
Link to the Bütlasse: Bütlasse 3193m
Books & Map
Hochtouren Berner Alpen
Author: Ueli Mosimann
Skitouren Berner Alpen ost
Author: Ralph Schnegg/Daniel Anker
LK 1248 Mürren
Map Search - Online Maps
Online Map Swissmap
Weather conditions in SwitzerlandFederal Office of Meteorology and Climatology