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Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile of the Modified Schweizmobil 'St.-Karl-Ibergeregg-Rundweg' (W-561) winter hiking trail.
Source1: Bundesamt für Landestopografie; Drawn with schweizmobilplus.ch

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Short Description

‘St.-Karl-Ibergeregg-Rundweg’ is a relatively short and easy circular winter hiking tour in the popular ski region Hoch Ybrig (Schwyz, Switzerland).

Notes

  • Signage very unclear in multiple locations. Bringing a map/gps device and checking frequently recommended.

Impressions

We were originally planning to add the neighboring Ibergeregg Rundweg (564) to our route if we got back early enough and still had energy left. This was our first winter hike after all, and we weren’t sure how much more taxing it would be in the snow and cold. Anyway, that’s why we started at Ibergeregg, opposite the intended starting point St Karl.

Image of Vierwaldstättersee as seen from the 'St.-Karl-Ibergeregg-Rundweg' winter hiking trail near Hoch Ybrig.
View of (part of) Vierwaldstädtersee, again.

Things started out well, with beautiful views of the Schwyzer alps and Vierwaldstädtersee (lake) in the distance.

Soon though, we diverged from the intended route. This was quickly corrected once noticed, but it would only be the first of three times.

The second time came soon after, and it led to a rather sizeable detour. In all cases, we simply didn’t see any signs and erroneously followed the trail straight ahead at intersections.

While it was a bit annoying to have to concede that there was no longer a chance to add that second, smaller tour to ours due to how much time we had lost, we still enjoyed our hike, especially thanks to the gorgeous views in all directions.

Image of the winter hiking piste crossing the ski piste, as seen during the 'St.-Karl-Ibergeregg-Rundweg' winter hiking trail near Hoch Ybrig.
Mind the traffic.

The fact that the “trail” consisted entirely of pistes shared with cross country skiers did put a bit of a damper on the atmosphere, but only because we were expecting something… different. That’s on us though. like I said, first winter hike, and most marked tours seem to be like this (in Switzerland).

Anyway, the region is beautiful and if you don’t mind sharing your trail with skiers (to us, the winter equivalent of bikers in summer), then this is a lovely beginners trail for winter hiking.

Would you like to share your own experiences with this hike? Do you have any questions? Something to add? Feel free to leave a comment below 🙂


Route Report / Gallery

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  • Image of the nose of a Saab 9-5 2001 standing on a parking space, pointed at the Swiss alps in the background.
  • Image of Vierwaldstättersee as seen from the 'St.-Karl-Ibergeregg-Rundweg' winter hiking trail near Hoch Ybrig.
  • Image of Vierwaldstättersee as seen from the 'St.-Karl-Ibergeregg-Rundweg' winter hiking trail near Hoch Ybrig.
  • Image of the Schwyzer alps, as seen during the 'St.-Karl-Ibergeregg-Rundweg' winter hiking trail near Hoch Ybrig.
  • Image of the winter hiking piste crossing the ski piste, as seen during the 'St.-Karl-Ibergeregg-Rundweg' winter hiking trail near Hoch Ybrig.
  • Image of Vierwaldstättersee as seen from the 'St.-Karl-Ibergeregg-Rundweg' winter hiking trail near Hoch Ybrig.
  • Image of Hpch Ybrig at sunset, as seen from the 'St.-Karl-Ibergeregg-Rundweg' winter hiking trail.

NEWSLETTER

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Basic Data

Date of Hike:2020-12-18
Participants:Roman, Jenny
Technical Difficulty:T1: Easy

Stats

Our Failed Version

Km10.17
Net Hours (Est.)4
Net Hours (Act.)3.5
Ascent (m)515
Descent (m)515
Max. Alt. (m)1407
Loop?Yes
Cable Car?No

“Official” Version

Km6 (???)
Net Hours (Est.)2.5
Ascent (m)380
Descent (m)380
Max. Alt. (m)1407
Loop?Yes
Cable Car?No
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