Tieralplistock 3383m is a mountain in Switzerland, in the Swiss-canton Berne and Valais, located in the Uri Alps Groups
. The Tieralplistock is close-by the Furka pass 2429m and Grimsel pass 2170m. In the neighborhood one found the mountains Galenstock 3586m
, Tiefenstock 3515m
, Diechterhorn 3389m
and many more. To the north of the Tieralplistock you find the large glaciers "Triftgletscher" and to the southeast the glacier "Rhonegletscher". Tieralplistock is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski. Particularly with ski he is visited frequently from the Furka pass road.
Route & Difficulty- Summer route:
The most favorable way: Starting point is Furka pass Belvedere, an ancient hotel on the Furka pass.
Furka pass/Belvedere 2271m, long way over the Rhone glacier (Rhonegletscher), ascent after conditions of the glacier. At the height of 2900m you traverse to the northwest and reach over the east flank the summit of Tieralplistock 3383m. Difficulty: L (F)
- Winter/Spring route with ski:
With ski one goes the same route as in the summer. See above.
- Alternative route
from Trift hut 2520m:
Trift hut - Trift glacier - Undri Triftlimi 3081m - Tieralplistock
Online maps for Switzerland:
Map Search - Online Maps
Hotel Tiefenbach 2109 m at the Furka pass road. Link: www.hotel-tiefenbach.ch
Trift hut 2520m - Link: www.trifthuette.ch
Getting ThereWith public transport:
On the Gotthard railway, from Lucerne or Zurich to Göschenen, the village in front of the famous Gotthard-tunnel. From Göschenen with Matterhorn-Gotthard railway to Andermatt. And with the next train to the village Realp. With the yellow post bus to the Furka pass (the Furka pass is only from May to October open. In wintertime the pass is close).
Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From Zürich or Lucerne to Göschenen. On the Gotthard pass road to the villages Andermatt and Realp. On the Furka pass road to Hotel Belvedere. (the Furka pass is only from May to October open. In wintertime the pass is close).
Online route scheduler: route scheduler in english
Weather, climate and snow conditions in SwitzerlandFederal Office of Meteorology and Climatology
Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos: www.slf.ch
Switzerland tourism: www.myswitzerland.com
Uri tourism: www.uri.info.ch
Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch
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.