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Ascent of Säntis on 2021-07-10

Climber: Richard Harbron

Date:Saturday, July 10, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Säntis
    Location:Switzerland
    Elevation:8209 ft / 2502 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the bus to Wildhaus, then walked up through the meadows to the skilift station at Gamplüt. From here, a track leads NE before branching off North. This path is very faint at first, then becomes more distinct as it leads through the woods. I followed a track round to point 1470m (neary a building marked 'Loch') then took the West track toward Under den Platten. A small path leads steeply uphill, becoming increasingly difficult to follow. At Chlinge I completely lost the path and climbed off piste over slabby limestone crags roughly North before eventually stumbling over a nice distinct track that leads up to the Tierwis hut (snow patches). From here I followed the regular cable protected path up to the summit. I descended via the Lisengrat, to the South. This starts with a rocky descent followed by a short cable protected climb up a rocky outcrop then a broad grassy ridge. Finally, a narrow cable protected path runs along a ledge before climbing up steps cut into the rock to gain the crest of the ridge. The exposure is considerable but it's technically just a hiking path (red and white markings). Not something I'd want to do while drunk or in slippy conditions though.
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Looking back over the Lisengrat towards the summit (2021-07-10). Photo by Richard Harbron.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4633 ft / 1412 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4633 ft / 1412 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4633 ft / 1412 m
    Route:Wildhaus > Lisengrat
    Start Trailhead:3576 ft / 1089 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4633 ft / 1412 m
    End Trailhead:3576 ft / 1089 m
    Time:3 Hours 0 Minutes



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