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43.20 Etzlihütte - Amsteg, Jakobsweg Graubünden

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m 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 10 8 6 4 2 km Amsteg
moderate
Distance 11 km
3:36 h
80 m
1,555 m
1,996 m
515 m
Alp Etzliboden and door to the Innerschweiz - Central Switzerland. The Bristenstock slopes are rough, yet the language of the mountain farmers soft and melodious. After Bristen, a steep descent through the shady Kärstelenschlucht gorge, with views of the Gotthard transit route, leads to Amsteg.
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Author
Romedi Conradin
Update: March 25, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,996 m
Lowest point
515 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

  • From Amsteg, the connection to hiking route No. 4 ViaJacobi leads along hiking route No. 2 Trans Swiss Trail via Erstfeld to Seelisberg.
  • snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections

Start

Etzlihütte (1,996 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'698'235E 1'174'900N
DD
46.718066, 8.723542
DMS
46°43'05.0"N 8°43'24.8"E
UTM
32T 478871 5173871
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Destination

Amsteg

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'698'235E 1'174'900N
DD
46.718066, 8.723542
DMS
46°43'05.0"N 8°43'24.8"E
UTM
32T 478871 5173871
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11 km
Duration
3:36 h
Ascent
80 m
Descent
1,555 m
Highest point
1,996 m
Lowest point
515 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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