The Bifertenstock is located in canton Glarus. It is the second highest mountain in Glarus after Toedi 3614m on the border of the Glarus and Grisons.
The Rhaeto-Romanic name for the mountain is Péz Durschin.
To the north of the summit you find the glacier "Griessfirn" and "Limmerenfirn". To the south you find the glacier "Glatscher da Frisal". Bifertenstock is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski.
First ascent: 7. September 1863 by Roth, Sand and Raillard.
The normal route no. 621 is called "Bänderweg". It is a band in the south wall of the Bifertenstock. The "Bänderweg" is one of the most impressive tours in the eastern Alps of Switzerland.
The "Eisnase/Ice nose" up the northeast wall is a difficult ice tour. Starting point from Biferten Hut.
Difficulty: S (D)
Ski tour route:
Breil/Brigels - Val Frisal - P.3076m - east ridge - Bifertenstock (very difficult)
Difficulty: S+ , 2150 metres in altitude from Breil/Brigels. Route no. 213
By public transport:
Train from Chur (capital of Grisons) to Flims and Breil/Brigels 1287m.
Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From Chur, Flims until Breil/Brigels.
Online route scheduler: route scheduler in english and TCS.ch
Link to Bifertenstock 3419m : Bifertenstock
Switzerland Tourism: www.myswitzerland.com
Glarus tourism: www.glarusnet.ch
Canton Glarus homepage: www.glarus.ch
If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me at: email@example.com
A note from the SP staff
Cyrill Rüegger, the member we all used to know as Cyrill and Digitalis, together with his wife Tanja and a common friend died on June 13th 2009 in an avalanche on the summit ridge of Piz Palü . They were swept down by the avalanche into a couloir underneath the east summit and died instantly.
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 was originated by Cyrill.
The picture above was taken on the summit of Matterhorn on July 28th 2007.