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Titlis Round Trip | Engelberg
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If you had the task of putting together a tour on ski that was as varied and spectacular as possible, you would have to try to recreate something like the Titlis Round Trip. It is no coincidence that this is one of the most attractive ski activities in all of Central Switzerland, if not further afield. On the Titlis Round Trip, both mountaineers, ski touring and freeriding enthusiasts will get their money's worth.
The Titlis Round Trip starts from Klein Titlis, which can be reached by train from Engelberg. Here you say goodbye to the many tourists and put on your skis for a first short descent over the Steinberg to the Messer (point 2736m). The skis strapped onto the backpack you climb over over the latter (fixed safety pole on the ridge) in simple but exciting and exposed climbing to the Vorder Titlisjoch. Here, the skis usually back on the feet, you abseil for the first time through a steep couloir. A rappel belay is available. Depending on the snow conditions and skiing skills, you can abseil more or less deep into the couloir, usually 25-50m. A first short descent over the Chli Gletscher takes you to the Schwarzi Naad, where you can rappel again. It has several abseiling points, but the most efficient and easiest way to get through is with 2x50m abseiling.
Then one takes the beautiful, about two-hour ascent to the bivouac at Grassen, surrounded by the impressive glacial landscape, the mighty Titlis south wall to his left, the Wendenstöcke in the back and glaciated Uratstock and colleagues to his right. A grandiose setting!
From the bivouac on the Grassen indeed joy comes up. The 1600m long, north-facing descent over the Firnalpeli glacier down to the valley station of the Fürenalpbahn is the crowning conclusion of the Titlis Round Trip. The descent leads under the mighty Titlis east face and offers varied and playful ski terrain. Thanks to the numerous variants, you can usually find less tracked snow here.
If you want to add a little pepper to the Titlis Round Trip, turn right in front of the bivouac and hang on 300 m and with the Grassen another impressive summit. From here, some very steep, challenging downhill runs start. However, these require very safe conditions. We recommend a mountain guide.
As a complete package, the Titlis Round Trip is really difficult to beat in terms of versatility and attractiveness. Another highlight of the Engelberg-Titlis region. Only the many people on sunny weekends can reduce the experience somewhat. But there are definitely less attractive places where you have to queue a little.
Be careful, the Titlis Round Trip leads over exposed terrain with a risk of falling and steep slopes. A correct assessment of the avalanche risk, line selection and rope handling are essential. It is recommended to make this demanding tour accompanied by a mountain guide.
Book Titlis Round Trip
There are two Options to book the Titlis Round Trip with us .
Option 1 | Book mybergtour group
Subscribe to our Tour Mail. When ideal conditions come up, we will post open groups on mybergtour.ch. You will be informed by email and can register online.
Your advantages: You will be offered skitours exactly when the conditions are ideal and you can decide at short notice.
Costs from CHF 309.- per person & day
Max. 4 people
Option 2 | Book privately
Here you are the boss. You determine both the date and the course of your day. We are looking for a guide for you and soon you can start.
Your advantages: You can choose the date and ride with your friends.
Costs from CHF 650.- per day