• Muttenhoerner
  • 3099 m
  • Primary factor 283 m
  • Switzerland
  • Location: North 46.5521, East 8.4063 (need improvement)
  • Difficulty:
  • Climbed August 1974


How to get there: Drive to the Furka Pass in Switzerland, this is one of the main highways crossing a major mountain pass in the Alps. Park there.
Route description: We hiked south from the Furka pass (2429m), then west and established camp on a nice grassy hillltop at elevation 2510 m. From this camp we had a nice view of Oberwald to the south-west. Rhonegletscher dominated the view to the north. The north-west ridge of the mountain extends down to this point. The ridge requires some scrambling (YDS) class 3 and provides a nice view of Galen (3583m) on the north side of the Furka pass. The last ridge before the summit is easier and Sverre, Jostein and Petter have climbed their first Swiss mountain, 3099 meter. We met two natives on the summit, and we all enjoyed the view (west) of the Alps. The view south was also quite nice as well as east towards Andermatt.
Comments: We had a nice view down the glacier on the northern side. This was mid summer, but quite an out-of-the-way place. We did not see many other hikers. Campers watch out for angry Swiss climbing cows! We had a tent a tent ruined
while on this climb.