Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Lat/Lon: 46.80422°N / 8.95759°E
Activities: Mountaineering
Season: Spring, Summer
Elevation: 11217 ft / 3419 m
The Bifertenstock 3419m
Bifertenstock from the NE


Bifertenstock 3419m
From the south



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.

Routes Overview

The Eisnase / Ice Nose of Bifertenstock 3419m
On the Eisnase

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.
Difficulty: ZS-

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

Getting There

By public transport:

Train from Chur (capital of Grisons) to Flims and Breil/Brigels 1287m.

Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule

By car:

From Chur, Flims until Breil/Brigels.

Online route scheduler: route scheduler in english and


Biferten Hut 2482m
Biferten Hut 2482m

Biferten Hut 2482m >Link: Biferten Hut and Bifertenhut

Accessible from Breil/Brigels 1287m

Books & Map

Guidebook Summer:
Alpinführer Glarner Alpen
Author: Peter Straub

Guidebook winter / ski tour:
Skitouren Graubünden
Vital Eggenberger

Map Search - Online Maps

Online Map Swissmap

External Links

Link to Bifertenstock 3419m : Bifertenstock

Switzerland Tourism:

Glarus tourism:

Canton Glarus homepage:

If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me at:

Weather conditions in Switzerland

Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology

Weather SFDRS


In Memory of Cyrill Rüegger

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 where he contributed 585 mountain profiles and reports in his native language German. Cyrill also posted on 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.