Oberalpstock - Staldenfirn
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With little ascent we get a sensational descent over the Staldenfirn into the Maderanertal.
We buy a ski tour ticket at the mountain railways, with which we can be comfortably transported up to an altitude of 2000 m above sea level. At the end of the ski lift, there is often some unrest, because everyone wants to be the first to reach the transition to the Brunni Valley. The rock bar is a challenge and it can sometimes come to a traffic jam. Here it is now time to pack up skis and scramble up over iron steps with a lot of concentration. Depending on the amount of snow, we continue on foot for a few meters above the gap, but then we pull down to the glacier already the first tracks in the powder snow. From here we climb in wide hairpin bends towards the Oberalpstock, the last part can be challenging. At the summit cross we are in good company together with the Tödi and to the north the Urnerland lies at our feet.
The first section of the descent can sometimes only be a slide. Below the summit we go to the starting point for the descent over the Staldenfirn. Fabulously deep lies the Maderanrtal below us and fabulous slopes await us. Shortly before the Stössialp we get into alder bushes and ditches, so we have to look for the best route. Once at the bottom, we take a look back and it's incredible to see where we came down from. The following section on the alpine road to the valley station of the Golzern cable car can be done afloat depending on the snow quality. It goes, except for a small piece, sometimes more sometimes less gently downhill.
Postbuses run from the Golzern cable car to Amsteg. However, there is also a taxi service: www.uritaxi.ch
Alternative to the closed Val Strem: descent along the ascent track over the Brunnifirn and counter ascent over the rock bar. Then descent via Verclisa, Val Acletta to the valley station of the cable car
The descent through Val Strem to Sedrun is still closed (as of 16.3.2020)
The rock bar to the Brunnigletscher requires fitness and surefootedness.
From the top station of the ski lift in Pez Ault we climb a few hairpin bends on and below the rocks to the transition to the Brunnig Glacier, which is provided with iron steps. On the back we overcome the first meters between the rocks on foot, then short descent down to the plain. Now we assemble the skins a second time and climb in large hairpin bends to the summit. The descent over the Staldenfirn begins on the flat ridge, east of the summit. From the Stössialp on the Alpweg to Bristen. In spring, the road can be partially aper.
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