Guidebook

Climb 5 of Switzerland's Biggest and Baddest 4000m Peaks

5 of the most beautiful and sought-after Alpine 4000ers - this is a summit-bagger's dream!

Description

48 of the 82 Alpine 4000ers sit in Switzerland, and virtually all of the remaining 34 4000 metre peaks are within 20 kilometres of the Swiss border. France might have the highest peak in the Alps but Switzerland is the focal point of the range and is home to some of the most beautiful and challenging mountains in Europe.

This guidebook covers 5 mountains, each of which is a major, multi-day undertaking in its own right. In here you'll find everything you need to know to climb the Dent Blanche, Täschhorn and Weisshorn - 3 of the best looking mountains you're likely to see anywhere on Earth - as well as the Dom (the highest mountain entirely in Switzerland) and the hulking lump that is the Grand Combin.

Ticking all 5 of these peaks in a single summer would be impressive achievement but if you do manage it, we've got plenty more guidebooks to keep you busy on Swiss 4000ers!

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/1251/the-classic-spaghetti-tour-of-zermatt's-4000ers

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/1053/zermatt's-mighty-4000-metre-mountains

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/342/saas-fee-classic-4000ers

We've also got a comprehensive guide to Italy's highest mountain, and to the classic routes on the King of the Alps, Mont Blanc.

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/212/gran-paradiso's-classic-routes

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/220/mont-blanc's-classic-routes

Time to get 4000er ticking!

Approach to the Dent Blanche Hut
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Approach to the Dent Blanche Hut

3 - 4 hrs
8.1 km
1,662 m
40 m
A long, tough climb to a spectacularly situated Swiss mountain hut.
Difficult
Private
Dent Blanche South Ridge
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Dent Blanche South Ridge

4.2 km
851 m
A true alpine classic with utterly spectacular views across the other 4000ers of the Swiss Valais.
Difficult
Private
Approach to Weisshorn Hut
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Approach to Weisshorn Hut

The Mischabel Range
3 - 4 hrs
6.7 km
1,556 m
35 m
A lovely but long walk through the forest with panoramic views of the 4000m giants
Difficult
Private
Weisshorn E Ridge
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Weisshorn E Ridge

7.2 km
1,578 m
This is without doubt one of the finest ridges on one of the finest peaks in the Alps.
Difficult
Private
Approach to Dom Hut
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Approach to Dom Hut

The Mischabel Range
3 - 4 hrs
5.4 km
1,528 m
0 m
A bruiser of a hut approach, but in a beautiful environment.
Severe
Private
Dom N Flank
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Dom N Flank

The Mischabel Range
10.6 km
1,669 m
A long and impressive glacial journey to a remote summit, after a big hut approach the day before
Moderate
Private
Approach to Täsch Hut
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Approach to Täsch Hut

The Mischabel Range
1 - 2 hrs
2.7 km
513 m
0 m
A relatively short approach if you opt for the taxi, or a long cheap one
Moderate
Private
Approach to the Valsorey Hut
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Approach to the Valsorey Hut

3 - 4 hrs
7.2 km
1,369 m
0 m
A long but beautiful hut approach up a wild valley
Severe
Private
Grand Combin. Meitin (West) Ridge
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Grand Combin. Meitin (West) Ridge

5.4 km
1,307 m
A relatively straightforward scramble on mainly reasonable rock and snow, traversing a high foresummit
Difficult
Private
Täschhorn S Ridge
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Täschhorn S Ridge

The Mischabel Range
13.5 km
1,924 m
A fantastic, classic mountain ridge climb on one of the most demanding Alpine 4000ers
Difficult
Private