Municipality: Urnerboden

An easy splitboard tour in moderately steep terrain and uncritical glacier. Often used as access to the big mountains of the Glarus Alps.

Splitboard Skitour - Gemsfairenstock from Fisetenpass
Difficulty SAC: WS
Summit altitude: 2.972m
Start altitude: 2.000m
Vertical height: 980m
Walking time h:min: 3:30
Exposition: North,Northeast,
Best season: All winter
How to get there:

By car to Glarus and from there to Linthal and Urnerboden. Due to the winter closure, access from the west via the Klausen pass is only possible in summer.

By train to Linthal station. From there by transfer car to Urnerboden (reservation +41 79 609 12 71)

Route description
Starting point:

The starting point is the valley station of the Urnerboden cable car. Free parking is available there.
The cable car itself has a telephone at the valley station, with which you can contact the operators. The cable car will then travel as required. Costs 12, - CHF (single) or 18, - CHF (incl. return journey).


From the top station (Fisetengrat) of the cable car you ascend to the ridge and follow it up to a height of about 2500m. Also in winter you will often find great cairn men who mark the way. The "round hole" at 2300m is also prominent. A stone arch over which the ascent leads.
The steep ridge just above 2500m is easily climbed over a broad ramp.
Afterwards it continues in a stepped terrain up to the summit. The glacier is reached at about 2700m.

The terrain allows many variations, which can also or especially be used for downhill riding.


Downhill like ascent or on different variations.

Alternatively, it is also possible to descend directly west to the Gemsfairenjoch. From there you can ride down to Claridenfirn and from there you have access to Claridenhütte or Planurahütte.

The descent from the ridge can be done either directly into the steep southern slope (~40°) or further west via a less steep ramp (<35°).

Ascent route map (show/hide)

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