Guidebook

Saas Fee Classic 4000ers

7 low grade adventures on the beautiful 4000 metre peaks of the Saas valley.

Description

Chamonix and Zermatt might have the most famous 4000ers but the Saas valley has the best selection of easy ones! The whole valley is lined on both sides with beautiful glaciated mountains that are ideal for the beginner or intermediate alpine climber to gain mileage on.

For more experienced climbers these peaks are still worth visiting for the views alone - the vistas from the summits listed here are amongst the finest in the Alps and will provide you with plenty of inspiration and a big ticklist regardless of what grade you climb!

Weissmies, 4017m, from Hohsaas
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Weissmies, 4017m, from Hohsaas

Saas Fee
6.0 km
981 m
A very popular route to a relatively easy 4000m peak, also commonly climbed in the spring as a ski tour
Moderate
Private
Weissmies, 4017m, from Almageller Hut
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Weissmies, 4017m, from Almageller Hut

Saas Fee
6.4 km
1,159 m
A fantastic traverse of a popular peak, starting from a remote hut.
Moderate
Private
Strahlhorn, 4190m, from Britannia Hut.
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Strahlhorn, 4190m, from Britannia Hut.

Saas Fee
15.2 km
1,366 m
A long journey up a relatively straightforward snowy peak, popular in the spring too.
Moderate
Private
Alphubel, 4206m
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Alphubel, 4206m

Saas Fee
7.5 km
1,316 m
A long glacial journey up a complicated glacier to a remote summit.
Moderate
Private
Allalinhorn
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Allalinhorn

Saas Fee
4.5 km
580 m
Possibly the easiest 4000er in the Alps which enjoys spectacular views
Easy
Private
Rimpfischhorn, 4199m, from Britannia Hut
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Rimpfischhorn, 4199m, from Britannia Hut

Saas Fee
14.9 km
1,423 m
A beautiful summit with a characteristic sawtooth N Ridge, here climbed most easily from the opposite side.
Moderate
Private
Lagginhorn West Ridge
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Lagginhorn West Ridge

Saas Fee
6.6 km
1,004 m
A great one day trip to the summit of a gorgeous 4000er
Moderate
Private
Approach to the Almageller Hut
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Approach to the Almageller Hut

Saas Fee
2 - 3 hrs
6.0 km
1,224 m
0 m
A scenic hike which puts you in position for further adventures.
Difficult
Private
Approach to the Britannia Hut
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Approach to the Britannia Hut

Saas Fee
0 - 1 hrs
2.9 km
220 m
175 m
A short trip to a well positioned hut.
Moderate
Private