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Gsteig - Walliser Wispile (1982 M.a.s.l)

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The extension of the Wispile towards Wallis, which rises between the valleys of Lauenen and Gsteig, is always worth a ski tour. Especially in the high winter, when a lot of fresh snow has fallen, a winter storm is raging on the surrounding high alpine peaks or the danger of avalanches does not allow major ski tours, the Walliser Wispile is an ideal destination.
moderate
Distance 5.1 km
2:20 h
802 m
2 m
1,982 m
1,183 m
The tour starts in Gsteig and runs first along the "Innere Saaligrabe" and then along the "Ussere Saaligrabe" towards "Chrine". The tour leads uphill through idyllic winter landscapes and through the fir forest. After the Chrine Pass, the tour continues below the western side of the ridge to the "Hinderi Wispile". From here the ascent continues south and to the flat summit of the Walliser Wispile. The ascent is rewarded with a magnificent panorama of the surrounding mountain landscape as well as the charming little village of Gsteig deep down in the valley. Particularly impressive is the imposing pyramid of the Spitzhorn, which rises directly in front of the tour participants. After a short (or even a little longer) break, the reward is a beautiful descent back down into the valley. This leads either along the ascent track, if you want another route, "Vorderi Wispile" and "Längmatte" back to Gsteig. Alternatively you can go down the other side to Lauenen. The ski tour can also be started from Lauenen. Click here for the Lauenen - Walliser Wispile tour. https://www.gstaad.ch/en/winter/skiing-snowboarding/ski-tours/detail/lauenen-walliser-wispile-1982-masl.html
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Destination Gstaad
Update: December 06, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
Walliser Wispile, 1,982 m
Lowest point
Gsteig, 1,183 m
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Safety information

  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.

Tips and hints

Further ski tours can be found under the following link:

https://www.gstaad.ch/en/winter/skiing-snowboarding/ski-tours.html

Start

Gsteig (1183 M.a.s.l) (1,182 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'586'833E 1'137'157N
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46.385650, 7.267475
DMS
46°23'08.3"N 7°16'02.9"E
UTM
32T 366782 5138355
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Destination

Walliser Wispile (1982 M.a.s.l)

Turn-by-turn directions

 Gsteig – Chrine – Hinderi Wispile – Walliser Wispile

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Gsteig b. Gstaad, Post

Getting there

The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey. The main means of transport in the destination of Gstaad are the "MOB" (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) train and numerous post bus lines. Gsteig can be reached from Gstaad by post bus.

 

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Parking

Parking Gsteig Village

Alterative: Valley station Sanetsch

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'586'833E 1'137'157N
DD
46.385650, 7.267475
DMS
46°23'08.3"N 7°16'02.9"E
UTM
32T 366782 5138355
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Berner Oberland: Zwischen Gstaad und Meiringen. 50 Skitouren. (Rother Skitourenführer)

ISBN: 978-3-763-35922-6

Author’s map recommendations

Wildstrubel

1:50'000

ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-20263-1

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Equipment

We recommend
  • Ski touring equipment: touring ski-boots, touring skis with touring bindings, ski poles, skins, ski crampons
  • Climbing harness
  • Avalanche transeiver
  • Backpack, shovel, probe
  • Warm weatherproof clothing
  • Warm gloves and warm hat
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Warm drinks
  • Snack (high energy foods such as chocolate, dried fruit etc.)

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.1 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
802 m
Descent
2 m
Highest point
1,982 m
Lowest point
1,183 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Summit route suitable for snowboards Forest roads Clear area Forest
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