2 day Summit and Paraglide Descent of Allalinhorn and Weissmies, Swiss Alps
Join Yannick, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, on this 2-day mountaineering trip that combines summits of two of the most accessible 4,000m peaks in the Swiss Alps with paraglide descents back to the valley. A unique way to experience an incredible alpine landscape!
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of Trip
Let’s explore two 4,000m peaks in the Swiss Alps! During this 2 day adventure, I will guide you up two of the most accessible peaks in the region: Allalinhorn and Weissmies. To make the journey even more special, after summiting the mountains, we paraglide down!
Day 1 takes us to Allalinhorn, a lovely peak in the Pennine Alps of Switzerland. We ascend via the “alpine subway,” a high-altitude underground train that departs from the village of Saas Fee. Once the train drops us off on the mountain, we embark on a gentle 2 hour walk up a glacier to reach the summit of Allalinhorn at an impressive 4,027 m. If the conditions are suitable, we will then unfold our tandem paraglider and take off from the mountain! We will glide among a panorama that includes the most iconic mountains of the Alps, stretching from the Matterhorn, all the way to the distant Mont Blanc massif. Eventually, we touch back down in the village of Saas Fee.
For our second ascent, we head to Sass Grund. From there, we take a lift up to Hohesaas Hut, where we spend the night. We will wake up early for our summit of Weissmies, a peak of 4,017 m. After 3-4 hours of climbing, we will reach the summit. After we celebrate our achievement, we will take off directly from the summit and enjoy a spectacular paraglide descent. While most climbers spend 3 hours trudging down the mountain, we will be back in the village in less than an hour.
While summits of these two mountains are accessible and suitable for beginning mountaineers, participants should nevertheless have some experience climbing, including familiarity with the use of crampons and axes. Participants should also be acclimatized prior to setting off on this trip. I offer this trip all year long, as long as the lifts are open.
Paralpinism, like all air sports, is very dependent on weather. So if you like to fly and ski, hike or climb you must be ready to change your target at the last minute. I can´t guarantee that we’ll be able to fly but I promise to do my best to make it happen and have a beautiful and safe journey.
This is how it works :
a) We set a date, a mountain range and what you like to do!
b) Three days before the set date we make a first review of the weather and check if it will be possible. If it is, we continue with our project. If it’s not, we change the destination (as close as possible).
c) On the night before the trip, we organize the last few details
d) We go for it and do our best!
This trip is a can’t miss adventure! Book now and not only will you summit two beautiful 4,000 m peaks – you will lift off from the mountain, take to the air, and fly back to town in a paraglider!