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The Ortstock from Braunwald
Highest point
Elevation2,717 m (8,914 ft)
Prominence539 m (1,768 ft) [1]
Parent peakSchächentaler Windgällen
Coordinates46°55′32″N 8°56′52.6″E / 46.92556°N 8.947944°E / 46.92556; 8.947944Coordinates: 46°55′32″N 8°56′52.6″E / 46.92556°N 8.947944°E / 46.92556; 8.947944
Ortstock is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
LocationSchwyz/Glarus, Switzerland
Parent rangeSchwyzer Alps
Easiest routeTrail

The Ortstock is a mountain in the Schwyzer Alps, located at an elevation of 2,717 m (8,914 ft) on the border between the cantons of Schwyz and Glarus. It overlooks Braunwald and Linthal on its east side, while the west side overlooks the high valley of Glattalp.[2]

There are no glaciers surrounding the Ortstock, although a few névés can be found on its northern side. The north and south faces are very steep but experienced hikers can reach the summit via a trail on its less steep western flank.

The mountain lies in the municipalities of Muotathal, in the canton of Schwyz, and Glarus Süd, in the canton of Glarus.[2]


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Ruosalper Chulm (2,178 m).
  2. ^ a b map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2015-06-03.

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