4,000-m-peak ski touring week around Zermatt

Spitziflue, Allalinhorn, Strahlhorn, Breithorn and Signalkuppe – a treat in Wallis with amazing downhill slopes

Sunday:

Meeting at 6 pm in Hotel Bergfreund in Herbriggen. Welcoming and discussion of the touring days.


Monday:

Drive to Zermatt, ascend with the cable car to the Blauherd station. Climb up the Spitziflue to 3,260 m with subsequent downhill to Täsch. Drive back to Herbriggen and sleeping in the hotel.

  • Ascent: 720 altitude metres
  • Descent: 1,500 altitude metres
  • 5-6 hours

Tuesday:

Drive to Saas Fee and ascent with the cable car to Mittelallalin. Climb up the Allalinhorn to 4,027 m. Downhill to the Britaniahütte hut at 3,030 m.

  • Ascent: 600 altitude metres
  • Descent: 1,000 altitude metres
  • 4-5 hours

Wednesday:

Ascend via the Allalin glacier to the Strahlhorn at 4,128 m and across the northwestern ridge to the summit. Downhill from the Strahlhorn via the Adlerpass to Zermatt. A total downhill of 2,500 altitude metres await – from the Adler-Findelgletscher glacier to Zermatt. Drive back to Herbriggen and night in the hotel.

  • Ascent: 1,300 altitude metres
  • Descent: 2,500 altitude metres
  • 8 hours

Thursday:

Drive to Zermatt after breakfast and onto the Kleines Matterhorn with the ski lifts. Ascend to the Breithorn summit at 4,216 m, then downhill via the Schwarztor and the Schwärzegletscher glacier to the Gornergletscher glacier to 2,500 altitude metres. Afterwards ascend via the Gornergletscher glacier to the Monterosahütte hut at 2,795 m

  • Ascent: 800 altitude metres
  • Descent: 2,500 altitude metres
  • 6-7 hours

Friday:

Ascend via the Grenzgletscher glacier to the Signalkuppe at 4,554 m to Cabanna Margherita, the highest-located hut in the Alps. Long downhill via the Grenzgletscher glacier and the Gornergletscher glacier to Zermatt. Drive back to Herbriggen and overnight in the hotel.

  • Ascent: 1,700 altitude metres
  • Descent: 2,700 altitude metres

Saturday:

Departure after breakfast


Requirements:

  • Safe parallel skiing in all types of snow
  • Skilled in walking with skins and the kick turn
  • Surefootedness
  • Experienced in using crampons and ice-axe
  • Endurance of approx. 6-8 hours

Cost per person:

  • min. 3 PAX / max. 6 PAX: € 820
  • Plus own expenses and expenses of the mountain guide
  • Rental equipment on enquiry
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