Saaser summit trip – Alphubel, Rimpfischhorn and Allalin

Summit trip high above the Saaser Valley


Region: Wallis, Switzerland
Fitness Kondition
Technic Technik
maximum participants: 2
Prices: 2 persons Euro 900.-, 1 person Euro 1650.-

Tour Character

3-day hightour with 2 overnights in huts. Mainly we hike on glaciers, but there are also a few exposed passages on rock.

Required Skill and Fitness Level

Skill: Safe walking or climbing with crampons. Short passages (up to 100 m) can be up to 35 degrees steep (depending on the ratio). Fast climbing in the rock area up to the level of difficulty UIAA II + / III- in the ascent and descent.

Fitness: Daily stages up to 8 hours (see tour itinerary).


Meeting point: Alpin Express, 3906 Saas-Fee, Schweiz

Tour Description

This high-altitude tour starts and ends in the well-known Swiss town of Saas Fee. For the first summit, the Alphubel, the Metro Alpin helps us to shorten the climb. The second day, which leads us to the Rimpfischhorn, is longer and also a bit technical challenge against the 4199 m high rock peak. The last ascent to the Allalinhorn is enjoyable and the descent to the Metro Alpin railway, which is only 500 meters long, is very relaxing.

Details

  • Number of participants: 1 to max. 2 persons per guide.
  • Services included: tour organization, reservations, guiding by a state approved mountain and Ski guide.
  • Services excluded: Overnight and half board at the Täsch and the Britannia Huts (for actual prices click here).
  • Accommodation: Täsch hutBritannia hut.
  • Misc: Insurances (accident, travel cancellation) at customer’s responsibility. Please refer to general terms and conditions.

1. Tag
At 6:30 am we meet at the valley station Alpin Express in Saas Fee. By cable car and the metro Alpin reach the mountain station Mittelallalin. Over glaciers we reach the Feejoch from where a simple ridge leads us to the Feekopf. After a short glacier descent into the Alphubeljoch, an elegant snow ridge leads over the impressive "ice nose" to the summit plateau of Alphubel. On the same way we return to the yoke, turn west and descend to Täschhütte.

800 m

1500 m

7 - 8 hours

2. Tag
Over the wide Mellich glacier we climb the Rimpfischsattel. An entertaining, partly airy climb in snow and rock leads us to the summit of the Rimpfischhorn. The return route is initially the same, but soon leads east over the Allalin Pass and another saddle on the Hohlaub Glacier. The Britannia hut already in view, we also create the last 100m ascent there.

1600 m

1600 m

8 - 9 hours

3. Tag
Via the Hohlaub Glacier we reach the eastern ridge of the Allalinhorn. The short rock step at the end again requires our full concentration. After a few more meters in the snow we are already standing on this wonderful summit. The descent on the normal route is easy and leads us back to Mittelallalin, where the cable cars bring us back to Saas Fee.

1000 m

500 m

5 - 6 hours


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