Tours from mountain huts

Allalinhorn East Ridge 4027m from Britannia Hut

A different approach to the Allalinhorn! Starting point is the Britannia hut on 3030m. The trail leads you first over the slopy Hohlaub glacier to the beginning of the East Ridge. Following along the impressive snow ridge you will be provided by a stunning view over the remote area of the Allalin glacier. Before reaching the summit you will conquer a short, but exhilarating rock step that will require easy scrambling. The descent is via the normal route.   ++  Tour of medium difficulty, easy rock ++  Good average athletic fitness   Ascent 1000m in 4hrs Descent 500m in 1.5 hrs     Price CHF 380 per person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut) max. 2 persons per guide   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  

Fletschhorn 3996m from Weissmies Hut

The climb to the highest non- 4000 metre peak of the Alps is fun, varied and exceptionally scenic. The trail winds its way across snow and ice fields to the summit. Here the Simplon area, the summits of the Bernese Oberland and the Mischabel range are to be enjoyed in all their splendour.    ++  Tour in easy rock/ snow. ++  Good average athletic fitness.   Ascent 1270m in 4hrs Descent 1270m in 3hrs     Group tour CHF 295 per person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut) Private tour from CHF 750 (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

Lagginhorn 4010m from Hohsaas Hut

The Lagginhorn with its 4010m is the lowest 4000m peak. This route will captivate you with its varied and fun terrain. It is the perfect introduction to rock and mixed alpine climbing. The starting point is the Hohsaas hut at 3100m. From here the trail leads across glaciers, entertaining rock-climbing sections and snowfields to a small and airy summit. The 900m ascend will be rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic vistas.   ++  Tour in easy rock/ snow. ++  Good average athletic fitness.   Ascent 900m in 4hrs Descent 900m in 2.5hrs     Group tour CHF 295 per person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut) Private tour from CHF 700 (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

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     Price CHF 450.- per person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut) max. 2 persons per guide   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

Strahlhorn 4190m from Britannia Hut

This climb requires an early alpine start. From the Britannia hut the trail initially leads across the Hohlaub glacier. We then travel along the long, drawn out Allalin glacier, under the east walls of the Rimpfischhorn, to the Adler Pass (3789m). From here we follow the initially defined and then broader ridge to the summit. The views across to the East face of the Monte Rosa, the highest face in the Alps, are stunning. This climb, although technically very easy, requires a very good measure of fitness. The descent is via the same route.   +      Easy snow tour. Minimal gradient +++  Very good athletic fitness. Acclimatisation advantageous    Ascent 1160m in 6hrs Descent 1160m in 3.5 hrs     Group tour CHF 335 per person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut) Private tour from CHF 860 (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 585 per person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut) Private tour CHF 1140 for 1 person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut) CHF 1170 for 2 persons (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

Ulrichshorn 3925m from Mischabel Hut

The Mischabel Hut is the starting point here as well. Initially we follow the same trail as the one to the Nadelhorn. From the Windjoch at 3850m we reach the summit by following a gentle snow ridge. The summit is famous for its stunning views, especially the impressive North East face of the Lenzspitze. A bench on the summit invites you to stay a while and enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty of the mountains. A perfect introductory tour for future mountaineers!   +    Easy snow tour. Minimum gradient ++  Good average athletic fitness   Ascent 600m in 2.5hrs Descent 600m in 1.25hrs     Group tour CHF 270 per person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut) Private tour from CHF 740 (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

Weissmies 4023m from Hohsaas Hut

If you mastered the Allalinhorn then you are ready for the Weissmies. After the overnight stay in the Hohsaas hut on 3100m, you will start in the early morning with the ascent to the Weissmies summit. The trail leads you through towering seracs and passes through a glacier wonderland before cresting on to the final ridge. Your efforts will be rewarded with a breathtaking view spanning from the summits of the Bernese Oberland to the Monte Rosa and all the way to the Bernina Massif in the eastern part of Switzerland. The Ticino Lake and Italy greet you in the distance.    ++  Snow tour of medium difficulty. ++  Good average athletic fitness.   Ascent 900m in 3.5hrs Descent 900m in 2hrs     Price CHF 350 per person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut) max. 2 persons per guide   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

Weissmies 4023m from Weissmies Hut

If you mastered the Allalinhorn then you are ready for the Weissmies. After the overnight stay in the Weissmies hut on 2726m, you will start in the early morning with the ascent to the Weissmies summit. The trail leads you through towering seracs and passes through a glacier wonderland before cresting on to the final ridge. Your efforts will be rewarded with a breathtaking view spanning from the summits of the Bernese Oberland to the Monte Rosa and all the way to the Bernina Massif in the eastern part of Switzerland. The Ticino Lake and Italy greet you in the distance.    ++  easy snow tour ++  Good average athletic fitness.   Ascent 1300m in 4.5hrs Descent 900m in 2hrs     Price CHF 380 per person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut) max. 2 persons per guide   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

Weissmies traverse 4023m from Almageller hut

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     Price CHF 395 per person (excl. the overnight stay in the hut) max. 2 persons per guide   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