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Bälmeten with via ferrata

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  • Vom Gipfel des Bälmeten hat man einen schönen Ausblick auf den Urnersee.
    Vom Gipfel des Bälmeten hat man einen schönen Ausblick auf den Urnersee.
    Photo: Claudia Kurzböck, Outdooractive Premium
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Distance 16.8 km
8:00 h
1,370 m
1,370 m
2,415 m
1,080 m
The Bälmeten is a popular lookout mountain because of its peripheral location on the Reuss valley. Optionally, the via ferrata through the Bälmeten gate can be included in the ascent to the summit.

2000 m, the western flank of the Bälmeten drops towards the Reuss valley. This impressive view not only attracts hikers, but also via ferrata lovers, because since 2013 there has been a short but crisp via ferrata (K4/C) on the north face of the Bälmeten. Despite the 1,400 metres of ascent, you should still have enough reserves for the via ferrata, because the vertical iron ladders and airy traverse passages require strength and attention. The most original part of the climb is the Bälmetentor, which gives it its name. There you have to climb through a narrow hole (beware, big backpacks don't fit!). But don't worry, if you don't feel up to the adventure, you can also bypass the Via Ferrata on a secured alpine hiking trail. The rest of the tour is a hike through a charming green landscape.


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