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Pörterwald - Fluonalp - Mändli

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  • Tourengeher über dem Nebelmeer.
    / Tourengeher über dem Nebelmeer.
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  • / Gipfelkreuz Mändli
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  • / Panorama Schneeschuhtour Mändli
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  • / Blick ins Sarneraatal
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A challenging tour with fantastic views of the Pilatus, Rigi, Stanserhorn, Arvi and Bernese Alps.
difficult
Distance 14.4 km
6:16 h
935 m
935 m
From the Pörterwald PostBus stop, take the alp road via Hinter Brosmatt to the Lengegg refuge (Point 1551), where it is worth pausing - although the latter is not manned in winter. From there and further up, you have wonderful views over the Sarneraa valley and its ring of mountains with the Pilatus, Rigi, Stanserhorn and Arvi on the horizon. The trail continues along the alp road to Fluonalp. From there the path climbs in slightly hilly terrain up to the Dundelegg (Point 1726) and then westwards via the Rückenegg, always keeping to the ridge as far as the Mändli summit (Point 2055), your destination. The Bernese Alps are in full view throughout the ridge section.

Return the same way.

Provided there is no risk of avalanches, you can descend directly to the Lengegg refuge from the Rückenegg (Point 1949) down the broad slopes slopes via Chringenboden and Chäseren, crossing to the left of the striking little valley below the Rossflue. From the refuge, the return leg follows the ascent route.

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Update: January 06, 2021
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Highest point
1,951 m
Lowest point
1,016 m
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Safety information

This route is not signposted. Visitors unfamiliar with the area should consider hiring a guide.

Start

Pörterwald (1,018 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'652'915E 1'186'607N
DD
46.828506, 8.132161
DMS
46°49'42.6"N 8°07'55.8"E
UTM
32T 433811 5186472
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Destination

Pörterwald

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Public transport

Ab Giswil fährt das Postauto (Skibus Mörlialp) an Wochenenden und während den Schulferien über die Panoramastrasse zur Haltestelle Pörterwald. 

Getting there

Bei der Haltestelle Pörterwald befinden sich wenige Pärkplätze. In schneearmen Wintern kann man mit dem Auto auch vereinzelte Ausstellplätze bei der Gütschschwand erreichen.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'652'915E 1'186'607N
DD
46.828506, 8.132161
DMS
46°49'42.6"N 8°07'55.8"E
UTM
32T 433811 5186472
w3w 
///erase.jolly.crackles
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.4 km
Duration
6:16 h
Ascent
935 m
Descent
935 m

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