Allalinhorn 4,027 m and Alphubel 4,206 m

Two 4,000-meter peaks with snowshoes (CH) | 3.5 days

A snowshoe trek in a class of its own, between the Saas and Matter valleys, through the Mischabel Group. It's a totally new experience to reach a 4,000-meter peak with snowshoes. On this tour, you'll have the chance to tackle two peaks over the magical 4,000-meter line.

Technique
intermediate

Alpine technique: basic course or similar prior snowshoe knowledge and summer mountaineering experience required; Terrain: longer steep sections and traverses, also over glaciers

Condition
demanding

Duration from 8 to 10 hours, up to approx. 1,800 vertical meters, approx. 350 vertical meters per hour.

Group

3-6 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

19.00 p.m. Hotel La Gorge, Blomattenweg 2, 3906 Saas Fee (bus arrival 18.34 p.m. Saas Fee, bus station)

Departure

Approx. 16.00 p.m. Saas-Fee, bus station

Accommodation
Note

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The offer is held in German. Therefore, a basic understanding of German is important. Our mountain guides have a basic knowledge of English and can provide the necessary information in English. Often there are guests on the tours and courses who are happy to help with the translation.

Services
Included
  • Guidance and supervision provided by a mountain guide
  • Accommodation with half board: 2x hut (base camp), 1x hotel (standard double room)
  • Mammut safety equipment for testing (avalanche equipment worth CHF 49)
  • 15% discount on mammut.com

Not included
  • Travel to the course
  • Transport (Cable Car Saas Fee-Mittelallalin and Längflueh-Saas Fee approx. CHF 75.-)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Hut tax CHF 12 per night if not a SAC/Alpine Club member
  • Snowshoes CHF 70 (incl. poles)
  • Glacier equipment CHF 50 (harness, ice axe)
  • Crampons CHF 25 (suitable for ski, trekking, and mountaineering boots)

Program

Day 1 Individual arrival in Saas Fee and welcome by the mountain guide. After welcome drinks, the schedule will be discussed and you can look forward to a fine evening dinner.

Day 2 From Saas Fee, a train will take you into the alpine world in next to no time. Starting from Mittelallalin, it's a steady climb to the Feejoch and on to your first 4,000-meter peak, the Allalinhorn at 4,027 m. Descent is via the ascent route. Then, from Felskinn station, it's a comfortable ascent over the Chessjen Glacier to the Brintannia Hut. (Distance: km; Hiking time: approx. 5 hours; Ascent/Descent: 800/600 vertical meters).

Day 3 On day three you'll explore the back of the Allalinhorn. You will reach the Allalin Pass at 3,557 m via the Allalin Glacier and then go on across the Mellich and Alphubel glaciers to arrive at the Täsch Hut. (Distance: 10 km; Hiking time: approx. 6 hours, Ascent/Descent: 800/1,150 vertical meters).

Day 4 From the Täsch Hut, the mountain guide will lead you across the Chummibodmen up to the Alphubeljoch. Just another good 400 vertical meters separate you from the broad Alphubel summit plateau at 4,206 meters. From here it's a comfortable train ride back to Saas Fee. (Distance: 10 km; Hiking time: approx. 8 hours, Ascent/Descent: 1,550/1,400 vertical meters).

equipment
Rental equipment

Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented:

  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • MSR Snowshoes
  • (telescopic) Ski poles
  • Climbing harness with 1 safelock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS

Technical equipment
  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Touring backpack (approx. 30l)
  • Snowshoes
  • (telescopinc) Ski poles
  • Climbing harness with 1 safelock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
  • Gaiter (optional)
Clothing
  • 1x ski jacket and 1x ski pants (Gore-Tex or similar material)
  • 1x Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x Short/long functional underwear
  • 1x Beanie and 1x headband
  • 2 pairs of gloves (1 thin pair, 1 warm, windproof and waterproof pair)
  • 1x Functional socks and 1x spare socks
  • Warm, robust winter shoes, must be laceable and have solid soles or mountain boots
Overnight cottage
  • Own toiletries, ear plugs if required
  • Clothes to wear in the hut (Minimum)
  • Slipper socks are at the hut
  • Sleeping bag liner made of silk or cotton (for hygienic reasons)
  • Pillow (60x60)
  • Protective masks (2 masks for each overnight stay)
  • Sanitizer
  • SAC/Alpine Club member card (if avalaible)
Food
  • Breakfast and dinner at a hotel or a hut
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be bought in the village or at the hut
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)
Various
  • Sunglasses and ski goggles
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • Half fare travelcard (if existing)
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • Headlamp with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
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duration: 4 days, Sat-Tue
state: not available
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