Zapporthorn (3152 m)

One of San Bernardino’s toughest 3000er climbs.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
20 km
Ascent
1.6 km
Descent
1.6 km
Duration
1 day +
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
34˚
Zapporthorn (3152 m) Map

A wonderful tour from San Bernardino passing Ca de Mucia, Zapportgrat, up to the Zapporthorn (3152m) and back again. Its best climbed in spring for the best conditions and the blooming alpine meadows!

Description

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

March, April, May

Features

  • Alpine
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit