Finsteraarhorn, SW Flank and N Ridge

Bernese Oberland

A mega-classic route up the highest peak in the area

Alpine Climbing Moderate

Distance
5.7 km
Ascent
1.2 km
Descent
1.2 km
Low Point
3 km
High Point
4.3 km
Gradient
28˚
Finsteraarhorn, SW Flank and N Ridge Map

Difficulty

Moderate

May involve slightly more complex glacier hikes, easy but possibly long rock ridges and steep snow up to 45 degrees. Equivalent to PD, PD+

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The route features some exposed and/or difficult to protect sections.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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