The Allalin is known as one of the easier 4000m peaks in the Alps. In wintertime it offers an unforgetable adventure for experienced snowshoe hikers which aim higher! After a demanding but impressiv ascent, a breathtaking panoramic view awaits the climbers!
Depending on the conditions, we will take the crampons with us to reach the peak.
+ + Demanding. Medium gradients. Prior experience in snowshoe touring required.
+ + Good, basic athletic fitness.
|Ascent||500m in 2.5 hrs|
|Descent||500m in 2.0 hrs|
|Price||CHF 200 per person|
|Price||from CHF 660 (for 1-2 persons)|
snowshoes and poles
crampons with antibott
avalanche rescue set (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe)
windproofed and warm clothing
sunglasses and sun protection
CHF 15 snowshoes with poles, climbing harness and avalanche rescue set
We take the Alpin Express up to the Felskinn top station where we change to the world's highest underground, the Metro Alpin. Up on 3500m.a.s.l. we fix our snowshoes and get ready for the ascent. With good snow conditions, the 500 metres of altitude difference to the summit are relatively easy to master. Walking in a fairly leasure pace, you pass among impressive crevasses and glacier towers. Always attached at the rope of the mountain guide, we will reach after 1h5 the platform of Feejoch, from where you can already enjoy the amazing view to the Monte Rosa massif and the Matterhorn. If needed, a short break can be hold here.
Following up the south-facing side of the Allalinhorn we will reach in another hour the peak. Below the summit cross a 360° panoramic view from the Monte Rosa over the Mischabel chain to the mountains of the Bernese Oberland and Grisons awaits you. Up to 60 4000m peaks includes the breathtaking view from the summit and have to be seen to be believed.
After the souvenir photo on the peak, we are heading on the same route back to the Mittelallalin cable-way station.
Start: 7:45 a.m.