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Climbing several 4000 meter peaks in the Saas Valley

Amazing 6-day climbing trip, ascending different 4000 meter peaks in the Saas Valley, together with an IFMGA mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodJul
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Join me for an amazing alpine week, climbing different peaks around 4000 meters in the Saas Valley, in Switzerland.

The Saas Valley lies in the eastern part of the Swiss Valais. It has many beautiful 4000 meter peaks, with stunning views of the Alps.

During this trip, we’ll reach the summit of three or four of them, combining a terrain of snow and ice, with some scrambling on the rocks.

In addition, we’ll spend the night in refreshing comfortable mountain huts.

You will need to have some previous experience using crampons and also a good physical condition, as this is a challenging adventure.

For further details, you can find a complete itinerary below this description.

Please contact me if you want to be a part of this climbing trip. I will be glad to be your guide in the Saas Valley!

Accommodation

Mountain huts and hotel.

Disclaimer

The program depends on weather conditions.

More info

-You need to have solid experience with crampons on foot. Good physical condition. -I offer this program to a maximum of 4 persons when all participants have extensive experience in the high mountains.

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Itinerary

Day 0: Saas Grund

Transfer to Switzerland and overnight in Saas Grund.

Day 1: Britanniahut (3030 m)

We meet, check your equipment and and backpack. From Saas Grund, we take the bus to Saas Fee and start our climb just outside the village.

We walk through the typical alpine vegetation beneath the north wall of the Mittaghorn to Plattjen.

With a view of the lake of Mattmark we traverse farther to the snow fields which give access to the Britanniahut (3030 m) (about 1250 m climb but we spread it throughout the day)

Day 2: Strahlhorn (4190 m) / Britanniahut

Today is the first 4000 meter peak on the menu. We wake up early for our climb to the Strahlhorn (4190 m). It is a gentle climb through some glaciers until the Adler Pass (3789 m). From here it’s a bit steeper, until we reach the top of the Strahlhorn.

We return to the Britanniahut the same way. (+/- 1320 m)

Day 3: Allalinhorn (4027 m) and Alphubel (4206 m) summits / Saas Grund

Today we have a double blow hit. With the Metro Alpin, we trace out to the station Mittel-Allalin (3460 m). There we start using crampons.

We climb through the Feeglacier to Feejoch (3826 m) and then on the eastern wall to the top of the Allalinhorn (4027 m), the first 4000 meter peak of our trip. Weather on Feejoch we try the other way. The impressive ridge of the Feekopf leads us on mixed terrain to Alphubeljoch. A final steep slope and 435 vertical meters separate us here on the summit of the Alphubel (4206 m).

We descend northeasterly towards Langflue.

We’ll take a fresh beer before the cable cars bring us back to Saas Fee. Overnight in Saas Grund. (+ 1070 m / -1700 m)

Day 4: Mittaghorn (3143 m) / Saas Grund

Relative rest. We take the cable car with a small daypack along the via ferrata to the summit of the Mittaghorn (3143 m). We have here a magnificent view of what awaits us tomorrow. Overnight back at our hotel in Saas Grund. (+ 570 m / -570 m or -1350 m)

Day 5: Almagellerhutte (2894 m)

We choose between two interesting routes to the Almagellerhutte  (2894 m). Nature lovers among us will opt for flowers route, those who want to focus their attacks just spice up the “Erlebnispfad”. Both bring us to Almagelleralm where we can eat and drink.

(both approximately + 1000 m).

Day 6: Weissmies (4017 m) / Saas Grund

It’s still dark when we start climbing to the Zwischbergenpass (3268 m). We climb as high as possible in the snowy south west flank of the Weissmies upwards. Then we start scrambling on the upper part of the south ridge.

This brings us to an almost horizontal ridge. Another short steep bit and we can set foot on the summit of the Weissmies (4017 m).

The descent runs over the normal route that winds between magical gletserafbreuken and brings us to the cable car Hohsaas.

We sleep a last night in our hotel in Saas Fee (+ 1150 m / -920 m). Fresh beer, good shower and excellent meal in Saas Grund. The next day, we return back home.


About the guide

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Namaste Mountainguides is a group of 6 motivated mountain lovers, mostly working in the European Alps. They all have the IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide qualification and some of them are also high qualified ski instructors.

Our happiness and philosophy is
- to guide you in the safest way and in the best circumstances
- to explore the mountains together with you
- to share our passion

25 years of experience.
25 years of satisfied clients.
25 years of safe quality programs.
Together, we will make your mountain dreams come true.

We offer unique experiences for mountain lovers,
high level training courses for motivated mountaineers
and custom weeks for families.

We have an EVEREST for EVERYBODY.

Jan, Jérôme, Robert, Lars and Lut.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2964 each

Group of 2

EUR 1596 each

Group of 3

EUR 1157 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee


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