Urner Haute Route

From Andermatt to Engelberg (CH) | 5 days

Discover one of the most beautiful and steepest Haute Routes in Switzerland. With sunny ascents on the south face and spectacular descents on the north, hopefully in fantastic powder snow. The historic ski tour between Andermatt and Engelberg passes through a particularly remote area. A sense of adventure accompanies this impressive experience as we make our way from hut to hut and summit to summit.

Technique
intermediate

Piste: very confident on skis; Powder snow: solid prior experience; Terrain: mostly steep terrain, narrow couloirs; Alpine technique (for ski touring): solid touring experience or completed training course.

Condition
intermediate

Duration from 5 to 7 hours, up to approx. 1,200 vertical meters, approx. 300 vertical meters per hour. High level of fitness for all-day skiing.

Group

4-6 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

9.30 Uhr Mammut Store Piazza Gottardo, Furkagasse 2, 6490 Andermatt (train arrival 9.21 Uhr Andermatt)

Departure

Approx. 15.00 p.m. Engelberg

Services
Included
  • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
  • Accommodation with half board: 3 x hut (base camp); 1 x lodge (base camp)
  • 15% discount on mammut.com
  • 12 months Fatmap Explore membership

Not included
  • Travel to the course
  • Transport (possible travel by mountain rail)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • A CHF 12 per night (approx.) hut tax for non-SAC members
  • Rental Equipment

Program
Day 1
In Andermatt, you will be welcomed by the mountain guide. After a short train ride to Realp, you will climb at a relaxed pace over the snowy Furka Pass to the historic Galenstock Hotel and via the Ochsenalp to the Albert–Heim Hut at 2,543 meters. There will also be time for an avalanche safety briefing along the way.
Day 2
Starting directly from the hut, you will traverse toward Winterstock and climb to the Winterlücke. Depending on the conditions and physical fitness, we will continue to the Lochberg at 3,047 meters or go straight down to Lake Göscheneralp. Whichever option we choose, you can look forward to your first fast-paced north face run. We will then make our way on skins through the Chelenalptal valley up to the Chelenalp Hut.
Day 3
Leaving the canton of Uri via the Sustenlimi, 3,089 meters, we will enter the Bernese Oberland and come to the highest summit on this tour, the Sustenhorn at 3,502 meters. This will be followed by a long run down in an alpine atmosphere over the Stein Glacier at the Susten Pass to the Steinalp Lodge.
Day 4
We will make our way through the Obertal valley, past the striking Fünffinger peaks, and climb up to the Uratstock at 2,911 meters. Back in Uri, we can then enjoy a great descent down to Kleinsustli. There is just one more counter climb to tackle before the well-earned reward of a cool drink on the terrace of the relaxed Sustli Hut.
Day 5
We will make our way via the Stössensattel and Firnalpfirn to climb the final summit of the tour, the Grassen at 2,964 meters, offering a magnificent view of the rugged walls of Titlis, Reissend Nollen and Wendenstöcke. The final run down is equally impressive: 1,800 vertical meters to the Herrenrüti at Engelberg. A spectacular conclusion.
equipment
Rental equipment

Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented:

  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Climbing harness with 1 saferlock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
Technical equipment
  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Touring backpack (approx. 30l)
  • Ski touring equipment (skis, bindings, skins, ski crampons)
  • Ski touring boots
  • (telescopinc) Ski poles
  • Ski helmet (optional)
  • Climbing harness with 1 saferlock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
Clothing
  • 1x Ski jacket and 1x ski pants (Gore-Tex or similar material)
  • 1x Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x Short/long functional underwear
  • 1x Beanie and 1x headband
  • 2 pairs of gloves (1 thin pair, 1 warm, windproof and waterproof pair)
  • 1x Functional socks and 1x spare socks
Overnight
  • Own toiletries, ear plugs if required
  • Clothes to wear in the hut (Minimum)
  • Slipper socks are at the hut
  • Sleeping bag liner made of silk or cotton (for hygienic reasons)
  • SAC/Alpine Club member card (if avalaible)
Food
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hut
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be bought at the hut
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)
Various
  • Sunglasses and ski goggles
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • Half fare travelcard (if existing)
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • Headlamp with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
Available
09.04.2020 - 13.04.2020
Tourguide
Paul Koller
duration: 5 days, Thu-Mon
state: available
CHF 1'249.00
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