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Allalinhorn Normal Route ascent, Switzerland

Climb Allalinhorn, one of the most popular of the Alpine 82 "4000ers", with a certified mountain guide. An accessible peak with impressive summit views!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


The Allalinhorn is a popular peak among climbers, in part because it is one of the famous “82 4000ers” in the Alps. Still, it is fairly accessible. Actually, Allalinhorn is considered the “easiest” 4,000 meter peak in the Alps. Yet, as all Alpine climbs, it has several challenges to overcome. Join me this season as we aim for the summit!

This peak is usually one of the first 82 “4000ers” climbers go on in the Alps, together with Breithorn. Located close to the Saas Fee ski resort, its presence is impressive.

To begin our Normal Route ascent, on the North side, we will start off at the Mittelallalin top station of the Saas Fee ski facilities (3,450 m). This point is easy to reach from the Saas valley. The climb involves walking up on glaciated terrain, and doesn’t have rock climbing sections.

Once we reach the Allalinhorn summit (4,027 m / 13,211 ft), the views are fantastic! This peak is located in an ideal position in relation to its neighboring peaks. Some of the peaks we will observe from the top are:

  • Rimpfischhorn
  • Strahlhorn
  • Monte Rosa
  • Matterhorn
  • Weisshorn
  • Fletschhorn
  • Weissmies
  • and Mont Blanc Massif

The technical difficulty of this ascent is F+. Yet, it is still a high altitude traverse, and it includes glaciated terrain and crevasses, which demand following strict safety rules.

The total climbing time from Mittelallalin is around 2 hours. A great program for an enjoyable day in the Alps. I look forward to guiding you on this rewarding Alpine experience soon.

Interested in this Allalinhorn Normal Route ascent? Request your booking!


About the guide

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Tomas and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Kyriakos, Daniel, Andrej, Tobias, Bernd, Herbert, Guy and Noé) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Switzerland.

Whether you wish to climb the Matterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau or Monch, or enjoy amazing freeride or ski touring days around Verbier or Zermatt, among other great options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Tomas will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

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