This traverse in combination with the descent down the ice armoured Northwest face to Hohsaas is among the easiest and most beautiful mixed snow and rock climbs of the classic 4000 meter peaks. It is also considered by many to be one of the best traverses of its difficulty in the Alps.
The terrain is very varied, the rock scrambling entertaining and the summit ridge narrow and the famous subject of many ads. The views from the summit will leave you speechless. The descent follows the normal route down to Hohsaas.
This route is recommended as an introductory climb for all those who intend to take their mountaineering skills to the next level.
++ Tour in easy rock/ snow
++ Good average athletic fitness
|Ascent||1120m in 4hrs|
|Descent||900m in 2.5hrs|
|Group tour||CHF 310 per person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut)|
|Private tour||from CHF 760 (excl. the overnight stay in the hut)|
crampons with antibott
windproof and warm clothing
beanie or hat
sunglasses and sun protection
CHF 25 for climbing harness, crampons, ice axe & hiking pole