Glockentürmli

Little hike from Gemsstock, a nice long run and then a second one hour walk to the "bells tower"

Also in Uri, Switzerland

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
318 m
Descent
16 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
32˚
Glockentürmli Map

From the top of Gemsstock you ski south (about 35 degrees for a few turns), then a flat part and again a 35° part a bit longer and more traversing. When you arrive under a little pass on your right (west) which is about 100 metres higher, start to walk. There are often tracks for skins and for foot-steps. At the pass called Guspis your run starts. You cannot miss the way, just follow gravity. When the valley turns right, you put your skins on and walk left in direction of the two little fingers you see on a pass. If you miss it, that means it's foggy. For the ride down you follow more or less your tracks, then you continue down the valley until to the Gotthard pass road where you have to walk up a little bit. In Hospenthal is a ski bus connecting you to Andermatt every half hour.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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