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Simplonpass - Mäderlicka - Rothwald

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  • Mäderlücke
    / Mäderlücke
    Photo: Michael Waeber, Hans Steinbichler
  • / Ganterwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Rothwald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Rothwald Blick nach Rosswald
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Am Simplonpass
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Passhochfläche
    Photo: Michael Waeber, Marianne Bauer
  • / Mäderlücke
    Photo: Michael Waeber, Hans Steinbichler
  • / Mäderlücke
    Photo: Michael Waeber, Hans Steinbichler
m 3000 2500 2000 1500 10 8 6 4 2 km Simplon Hospiz, Hospiz Steinadler Simplonpass Rest. Mäderlicka - 2220 m.ü.M. Rothwald, Post Hotel Simplon-Blick Rothwald
This hike takes you from the Simplon Pass in a southeasterly direction over the Mäderlicka and near the SAC Hut Monte Leone over the Chaltwasser Pass to Rothwald.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 10.9 km
4:30 h
889 m
1,138 m

By post bus you reach the Simplon Pass (2005 m.a.s.l.). The path begins at the hospice and leads in the direction of Chaltwasser. Here a detour to the SAC hut Monte Leone is possible.  The path continues to Mäderlicka (2887 m.a.s.l.). The descent is very steep and requires good footwear. Partly slippery and rock scree as a base. Via Hohbiel you reach the bus stop in the Rothwald.

 

Further information can be found at www.brig-simplon.ch

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the two pass crossings Chaltwasser and Mäderlicka.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,887 m
Lowest point
1,749 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Ganterwald
Herberge Hospiz Simplon
Hotel Simplon-Blick
Hotel Monte Leone

Safety information

The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Tips and hints

Further information on www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Simplonpass, Hospiz post bus stop (1,997 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'534E 1'121'868N
DD
46.246707, 8.029043
DMS
46°14'48.1"N 8°01'44.6"E
UTM
32T 425151 5121917
w3w 
///marathons.suspect.directly

Destination

Rothwald, bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

Simplon Hospiz - Chalti Wasser - Mäderlicka - Jochtwald - Rothwald

 

The hike can be continued from Rothwald to Brig via the Stockalperweg.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Brig you travel by post bus to the Simplon Pass.

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle to the Simplon Pass.

Parking

Parking is available on the Simplon Pass and in Brig.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'534E 1'121'868N
DD
46.246707, 8.029043
DMS
46°14'48.1"N 8°01'44.6"E
UTM
32T 425151 5121917
w3w 
///marathons.suspect.directly
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Brig and Simplon Tourist Offices.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.

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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
889 m
Descent
1,138 m
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