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Auf zum Brudelhorn

Hiking Trail · Obergoms
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  • Brudelhorn Gipfelkreuz
    / Brudelhorn Gipfelkreuz
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  • / Ausblick auf's Dorf Ulrichen
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  • / Distelsee
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Exciting summit tour with start in Geschinen to the Brudelhorn summit (2791 m). The descent leads past the idyllic Lake Distelsee and on to Ladstafel at the foot of the Nufenen pass.
difficult
14.4 km
8:00 h
1462 m
879 m
Today we're going high! To climb the Brudelhorn from Geschinen, there are several possible routes. Today the mountain tour takes place via Merezenbach, a wild side valley of the young Rhone valley.

Following the river Merezebach, the path first leads uphill towards Chäller, where the cattle are summered on lush alpine pastures. Over a steep eastern flank the trail continues to Schlossmatte, which was once formed by the mighty Rhone Glacier and stretches like a mountain terrace high above the valley floor. The lush alpine meadows become increasingly sparse and stony up to the summit. The last meters to the Brudelhorn run over a rocky ridge. The 360° alpine panorama is unique, it was worth the effort!

The descent is over the Distelsee, where the heavenly blue is reflected peacefully. The Lengtal, which we pass through on the way to Ladstafel, also has lush alpine meadows to offer. The alpine cheese, which can be purchased at the Ladstafel alpine dairy, tastes delicious!

Author’s recommendation

The alpine cheese from the Ladstafel alpine dairy tastes delicious.
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Obergoms Tourismus AG
Updated: June 25, 2020

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Brudelhorn, 2791 m
Lowest point
Geschinen, Rottenbrücke, 1340 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The use of the hiking trails is at your own risk. Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website.

Take a map with you or download the complete description of the route with a large-scale map. Use only signposted paths and observe all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect for wildlife. Be considerate of other users. Take your rubbish and that of others with you.

Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Adequate clothing and provisions (food and drink) are very important. If the weather is unstable, it is better to turn around early.

Carry additional sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, even when the sky is overcast.

Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions and weather conditions. The summer report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Tips, hints and links

Start

Geschinen, train station (1340 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.491274, 8.281494
UTM
32T 444858 5148884

Destination

Ladstafel, Postauto Halteste

Turn-by-turn directions

Geschinen - Merezmatte - Unner-Walji - Unnerberbel - Oberberbel - Chäller - Schlossmatte - Follebode - Bru - Distelgrat - Brudelhorn (2791) - Distelsee - Hinnerdistel - Vorderdistel - Lengtalstafel - Mässmatte - Ladstafel

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Geschinen in 1h 11 min. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from the Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt and the Furka base tunnel.

The return journey from Ladstafel to Ulrichen, train station is by PostBus.

The timetables for all trains and busses can be found at www.sbb.ch.

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 34.5 km to Geschinen. 

The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka

Parking

Public parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station Geschinen. Follow the local parking guidance system.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

You will find the following brochures in the tourist information offices and in most hotels and restaurants in Obergoms:
  • Summer map of Obergoms with hiking paths and bike trails
  • Holiday companion

Author’s map recommendations

  • Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000
  • National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen

Equipment

We recommend:
  • Good footwear and walking sticks
  • Sun and rain protection and warm clothing
  • Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
  • Provisions for your day in the great outdoors
  • Pocket pharmacy and mobile phone for emergencies

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  • Suspension bridge "Bodmer-Brücke"
  • Reckingen - Grathorn - Reckingen
  • Aussichtstour auf's Stockji
  • Tour Blinnenhorn
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.4 km
Duration
8:00h
Ascent
1462 m
Descent
879 m
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