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Lagginhorn Full West Ridge from bivvy site

Saas Fee

Avoids Lagginsgletscher

Alpine Climbing Moderate

2.4 km
1.1 km
0 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
4 km
Lagginhorn Full West Ridge from bivvy site Map

This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between October and December. From a low point of 2.8 km to the maximum altitude of 4 km, the route covers 2.4 km, 1142 vertical metres of ascent and 0 vertical metres of descent. You'll need ice axe, bivy kit, crampons, climbing shoes and wires and friends to complete it safely.


Wanted to avoid Lagginsgletscher this weekend due to heavy snowfall so adjusted route follows full West Route.



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

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Much of the route is difficult to protect and a fall could be disastrous at certain points.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between October and December

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Bivy Kit
  • Crampons
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Wires and Friends

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