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Wildhuser Schafberg (2373 m) via south ridge

Published by Roald Pro , 24 June 2016, 08h43.

Region: World » Switzerland » St.Gallen
Date of the hike:23 June 2016
Hiking grading: T4- - High-level Alpine hike
Geo-Tags: Alpstein   CH-SG 
Time: 7:00
Height gain: 1300 m 4264 ft.
Height loss: 1050 m 3444 ft.
Access to start point:By car to Wildhaus
Access to end point:By aerial gondola from Gamplüt back down to Wildhaus

I started this hike in Wildhaus, and went up to the summit of Wildhuser Schafberg via the south ridge. From Schäferhütte (1552 m) I followed the ridge on the left side, and not the marked trail. There are some rather steep grassy sections, which were now even more difficult due to sheep poop... I would say it's better to follow the trail (which I did on the way down). From P.1852 on, I followed the south ridge directly up to the summit. It was very warm, so I did not really hike that fast.

The view from the summit was magnificent, especially since there were blue skies with only a few tiny clouds on the horizon.

During the descent I more or less followed the marked trail (red & white). There are still one or two snowfields remaining where the trail goes, but they do not pose any problems. They can be crossed or avoided.

Ascent from Gamplüt to Schäferhütte on the trail: T3
Ascent from Schäferhütte on the ridge towards P.1852: T4-
Ascent from P.1852 on the south ridge to the summit: T4-
Descent on or near the trail: T3 (except for the snowfields)

Equipment: hiking sticks

Distance: Total hiking distance: 8 km

Remark: This hike can be shortened by taking the Gamplüt aerial gondola up or down, or both. I used it only for the descent.

Hike partners: Roald

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 30453.gpx Wildhuser Schafberg (including the ride down with the Gamplüt gondola)


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