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Bifertenstock from the west

Bifertenstock from the west

height 3421  m above sea level M.
location Canton of Glarus , Switzerland
Mountains Alps ( Glarus Alps )
Dominance 2.6 km →  Glarner Tödi
Notch height 385 m ↓  Biferten gap
Coordinates 716 016  /  184 945 coordinates: 46 ° 48 '20 "  N , 8 ° 57' 31"  O ; CH1903:  seven hundred sixteen thousand and sixteen  /  one hundred eighty-four thousand nine hundred and forty-five
Bifertenstock (Canton of Glarus)
First ascent September 7, 1863
Normal way Via the Bänderweg ( WS )

The Bifertenstock (on Romanesque also Péz or Piz Durschin called) is a 3421  m above sea level. M. high summit of the Glarus Alps in Switzerland . It was first climbed on September 7, 1863 by the journalist and co-founder of the Swiss Alpine Club Abraham Roth , Georg Sand and the factory owner Johann August Raillard-Stähelin with the mountain guide Heinrich Elmer and the porters Christian Vordermann and Jakob Stüssi.

Location and surroundings

The Bifertenstock lies on the border between the cantons of Glarus and Graubünden . Neighboring peaks are the Bündner Tödi in the west , the Piz Frisal in the south at the end of the Val Frisal running to the east and the Hintere Schiben in the northeast .

Routes to the summit

The route of the first to climb from the east, today's normal route , is given as " not very difficult " and takes five hours from the Bifertenhütte . The ascent takes place from the Bifertenhütte via the ribbon path , which is unique in the Alps and begins behind a short, sloping rocky area to be traversed horizontally. The slate band, filled with rubble, lies between two limestone banks in a rock face that is initially around 60 ° . At its end, you have to climb briefly over an initially 40 ° steep, then flatter firn field to the ridge , via which you can easily reach the summit.


  • Alfred Amstad : The Akademikerweg on the Bifertenstock (3426 m). In: The Alps. Monthly publication of the Swiss Alpine Club. 18th year, 1942, pp. 316–319.

Web links

Commons : Bifertenstock  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Abraham Roth in: Yearbook of the Swiss Alpine Club , first year, Bern 1864, p. 163 ff.
  2. Swiss Alpine Club (Ed.): Alpine Guide Glarner Alps. Verlag des SAC, o. O. 2004, ISBN 3-85902-224-5 , R. 621