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.
Fleckistock 3416m is a solitary mountain in Switzerland, in the canton Uri, located in the Uri Alps Groups
. He stands in the Voralp-valley and close by the Susten pass road. The next village and the initial point is "Göschenen" at the beginning of the "Göschener-valley".
To the north of the Fleckistock you find "Rütifirn", in the east the "Kartigelfirn", which has suffered heavily from global warming.
The second name for the Fleckistock is Rot Stock.
The Fleckistock is not a popular "ski-mountain", it's a heavy and arduous ski tour, but some guys do it, it's feasible!
Southwest flank or southeast ridge from Voralp hut
Difficulty: WS (PD)
A spectacular and very beautiful tour is the overrun Stucklistock 3313m and Fleckistock 3416m! Route: Voralp hut - Tschingelfirn - north ridge - Stucklistock 3313m - Point 3165m - north west ridge - Fleckistock 3416m - south east ridge. >something most beautiful in the Uri Alps.
Difficulty: ZS / III (AD / III)
Voralp-Hut 2123m. Link: www.voralphuette.ch
Voralp hut 2126m
Getting ThereWith public transport:
On the Gotthard railway, from Lucerne to Göschenen, the village in front of the famous Gotthard-tunnel. From Göschenen with Taxi into Göschener-valley, until Wiggen 1318m
Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From Zürich and Lucerne to Göschenen. And into the Göschener-valley until Wiggen 1318m.
Online route scheduler: route scheduler in english
Weather conditions in SwitzerlandFederal Office of Meteorology and Climatology
Link about the Fleckistock: Fleckistock tour
Switzerland Tourism: www.myswitzerland.com
Uri tourism: www.uri.info.ch
Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch