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Mountain tour over Brisen

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  • Richtung Glattgrat
    Richtung Glattgrat
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Niederrickenbach - Alpboden - Haldigrat - Brisen - Glattgrat - Brisenhaus - Niederrickenbach
difficult
Distance 13.8 km
5:35 h
1,252 m
1,252 m
2,402 m
1,154 m
On the way from Niederrickenbach to Alpboden the Mount Brisen seems majestic. The Alpboden - Haldigrat chairlift saves you 700 metres in altitude and the twelve minutes on the chair lift give you time to slowly get closer to the mountain. On the Haldigrat we meet Kurt, who has been operating "his chairlift" and the mountain restaurant here for almost 20 years.


Info: Only for those who are free from vertigo

Author’s recommendation

Lohnenswerte weitere Besteigungen für Sportliche sind auf dieser Zweitagestour der Oberbauenstock (2117m) und der Niederbauen (1923m). Von der Niederbauenalp ist es gar nicht weit zum Hundschopf, einem unerwarteten und eindrücklichen Aussichtspunkt über dem Urnersee.
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Nidwalden Tourismus 
Update: August 13, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Brisen, 2,402 m
Lowest point
Niederrickenbach, 1,154 m
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Safety information

Only for those who are free from vertigo

Tips and hints

Worthwhile further ascents on this two-day tour are the Oberbauenstock (2117m) and the Niederbauen (1923m). From Niederbauenalp it is not far to Hundschopf, an unexpected and impressive vantage point over the Lake of Uri.

Start

Niederrickenbach (1,156 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'675'287E 1'198'099N
DD
46.929720, 8.427250
DMS
46°55'47.0"N 8°25'38.1"E
UTM
32T 456399 5197513
w3w 
///yesterday.gain.landowner

Destination

Niederrickenbach

Turn-by-turn directions

The cable car Dallenwil-Niederrickenbach takes us to the starting point of the hike. From Niederrickenbach to Alpboden it takes about 30 minutes. Afterwards we walk 700 metres up to the Haldigrat. If you like, you can take the chairlift Alpboden - Haldigrat. From the Haldigrat mountain station everything goes over the ridge, at the top somewhat slippery to the 2403m high mount Brisen. The panoramic view is brilliant! Attention when descending on the south side of the Brisen and via Steinalper Jochli / Schuenegg. Over the Glattgrat and descent we reach the Brisenhaus, where we can spend the night. After that we return to Niederrickenbach.

Note

Wildlife refuge Brisen: December 15 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Anreise mit der Bahn, dem Auto, zu Fuß oder mit dem Rad

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'675'287E 1'198'099N
DD
46.929720, 8.427250
DMS
46°55'47.0"N 8°25'38.1"E
UTM
32T 456399 5197513
w3w 
///yesterday.gain.landowner
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.8 km
Duration
5:35 h
Ascent
1,252 m
Descent
1,252 m
Highest point
2,402 m
Lowest point
1,154 m
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