Säntis (2502 m) from North side


Published by Tampere , 18 July 2010, 22h07.

Region: World » Switzerland » Appenzell
Date of the hike:17 July 2010
Hiking grading: T4 - High-level Alpine hike
Waypoints:
Geo-Tags: CH-AI   Alpstein   CH-AR   CH-SG 
Time: 3:45
Height gain: 1142 m 3746 ft.
Route:Schwägalp - Höch Nideri - Säntis
Access to start point:Gossau - Schwägalp
Access to end point:Gossau - Schwägalp

Approach

From Schwägalp via Chammhaldenhütte it took about 45min to find the starting point (picture 1) which was anyway marked in a clear way as well as route (blue-white)

Hiking
No supprises, rather easy way up with some canyon like "cracks"  with via ferrata steel wire. Some level 1-2 climbing involved. After reaching the Höch Nideri, which we could see only from the very close distance (because of the heavy fog), route continued as red and white markings.
Complete time (Schwägalp - Säntis) 3h 45min

Way down
we took the Gondola :)

Hike partners: Tampere

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