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Finsteraarhorn, SW Flank and N Ridge

Bernese Oberland

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

Alpine Climbing Moderate

5.7 km
1.2 km
1.2 km
Low Point
3 km
High Point
4.3 km
Finsteraarhorn, SW Flank and N Ridge Map

This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's very remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between June and September. From a low point of 3 km to the maximum altitude of 4.3 km, the route covers 5.7 km, 1200 vertical metres of ascent and 1200 vertical metres of descent. You'll need ice axe, crampons and glacier kit to complete it safely.





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.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between June and September

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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