Nice variant of Unteralpthal that needs 45 minutes of walking.

Statistics

1 - 2

hrs

179

m

1,082

m

36

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

From Top of Gemsstock you cross directly under the black/yellow rope, heading south into off-piste terrain.

The first part is about 35 degrees for a few turns, then flat and then again 35 degrees for twice as long, and with a lot of traversing.

When you arrive 100 metres beneath a little pass, keep on your very left and go onto a kind of flat ridge.

There you have a long, wide ride down, heading northeast.

Now, you have to put your skins to continue straight ahead, still going northeast.

You gain about 150 vertical metres while going up to the ridge.

From there you come "back" south-eastwards, following little valleys.

When you arrive at a hut (Gafallenstaffe, 2334 metres) you are perfect.

Further left, it gets steeper and not very comfortable in the late season when it is heating up.

Keep going down to the bottom of the Unteralpthal, pass by the Vermigelh├╝tte, and arrive after 30-40 minutes in Andermatt.