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Nadelhorn 4327m from Mischabel Hut

The Nadelhorn is aptly named as in German the term refers to a great needle as when viewed from the Southwest, the peak appears sharply pointed with a hole just below the summit. Its is the easiest climb in the dramatic Mischabel Group but still requires very good physical fitness and solid footwork in crampons. The climb is varied in different conditions and the final summit push requires some easy scrambling in rock and ice. The proximity and views of the other dramatic peaks in the Mischabel Group is spectacular. The day begins with an early morning alpine start at the Mischabel Hut. Under the light of our headlamps we follow a rocky path to reach the Hohbalm Glacier. We traverse the glacier and ascend up a steep snow slope to the Windjoch at 3850m. Here an amazing sunrise with endless views awaits. We reach the summit by following a snow ridge that is the ideal and direct line to the highest point in the sky. The 360 degree view from the summit is vast and nothing short of breath-taking. It is only interrupted by the nearby Lenzspitze and the mighty Dom. The descent is via the same route.   ++  Tour of medium difficulty, easy rock.  ++  Good average athletic fitness.   Ascent 1000m in 4hrs Descent 1000m in 2hrs     Group tour CHF 310 per person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut) Private tour from CHF 830 (excl. the overnight stay in the hut)   Equipment required: climbing harness crampons with antibott ice axe hiking pole head lamp windproof and warm clothing (possibly gaiters) gloves beanie or hat sunglasses and sun protection Equipment hire:  CHF 25 for climbing harness, crampons, ice axe & hiking pole

The Dom 4545m from the Dom hut

At 4545 meters the Dom is the highest peak entirely within Switzerland and the third highest in the Alps. Summiting the highest peak in the imposing Mischabel group remains a goal for many an ambitious mountaineer. While less travelled than the other famed high peaks like the Mont Blanc and Dufourspitze the splendid feeling of being underway on one of the most beautiful snow peaks in the Alps with stunning panoramic scenery. Even though its technically not difficult, the elevation as well as the length of the trip are very demanding due to no cable car access. It is therefore advisable to prepare yourself accordingly and it is ideal to arrive 1-2 days prior to acclimatize.  This climb requires a very early morning alpine start. From the Dom hut a trail continues along a moraine to the Festi Glacier. We ascend along the northern edge of the glacier and finally scramble up some easy rocks to the Festijoch and the Hohberg Glaciers. After an initially flat section, the steep route takes us to the saddle between the fore-summit and the main summit of the Dom before we reach the top. Up here, the world is at your feet and the 360 degree view is extraordinarily impressive. The descent is via the same route.   ++   Snow tour of medium difficulty. +++  Very good athletic fitness. Acclimatisation advantageous   Ascent 1600m in 6hrs Descent 1600m in 3hrs     Group tour CHF 425 per person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut) Private tour from CHF 1140 (excl. the overnight stay in the hut)   Equipment required: climbing harness crampons with antibott ice axe hiking pole head lamp windproof and warm clothing (possibly gaiters) gloves beanie or hat sunglasses and sun protection Equipment hire:  CHF 25 for climbing harness, crampons, ice axe & hiking pole