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

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The ski tour leads from Lauenen to the Walliser Wispile through beautiful snow-covered winter landscapes. The Walliser Wispile is an ideal destination, especially in the high winter, after abundant fresh snowfall, when a winter storm is raging on the higher peaks around or the danger of avalanches does not allow for longer tours.
moderate
Distance 4.5 km
2:04 h
743 m
0 m
1,982 m
1,239 m
Starting point for the ski tour is the parking lot at the ski lift Lauenen or at the Hotel Alpenland. Here the tour starts and leads along the ski slope to the end of the ski lift. Attention, as a ski tourer please ascend next to the slope or at the edge of the slope. After the ski lift, follow the forest track uphill towards southwest. Soon an open alpine pasture opens up the view to the surrounding high alpine peaks. Through the wonderfully fragrant fir forest, the tour follows the summer hiking trail to the "Chrine" - the pass that separates the Lauenen and Gsteig valleys. From now on the tour runs on the Gsteiger side of the valley and leads below the western side of the ridge to the "Hinderi Wispile" and from there further south 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.By the way, the name Walliser Wispile comes from the fact that it is the extension of the Wispile in the direction of Wallise. A short (or even a little longer) break - and then as a reward a beautiful descent back down into the valley awaits. This is either along the ascent track, or if you want a different route, you can go via "Längelowene" and "Höji" back to Lauenen. Alternatively, you can go down the other side to Gsteig. The ski tour can also be started from Gsteig. Click here for the Gsteig - Walliser Wispile tour. https://www.gstaad.ch/en/winter/skiing-snowboarding/ski-tours/detail/gsteig-walliser-wispile-1982-masl.html

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Update: December 06, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,982 m
Lowest point
1,239 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

Lauenen (1238 M.a.s.l) (1,239 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'591'179E 1'140'733N
DD
46.417894, 7.323907
DMS
46°25'04.4"N 7°19'26.1"E
UTM
32T 371197 5141845
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Destination

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

Turn-by-turn directions

Lauenen – Chrine – Hinderi Wispile – Walliser Wispile

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Lauenen b. Gstaad, Geltenhorn

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. Lauenen can be reached from Gstaad by post bus or by car.

 

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Parking

Parking skilift Lauenen

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'591'179E 1'140'733N
DD
46.417894, 7.323907
DMS
46°25'04.4"N 7°19'26.1"E
UTM
32T 371197 5141845
w3w 
///remainder.overpaid.sped
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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
4.5 km
Duration
2:04 h
Ascent
743 m
Highest point
1,982 m
Lowest point
1,239 m
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