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Weissmies Normal Route ascent

Join a certified mountain guide, on the Weissmies ascent. Experience the adrenaline of climbing one of the 82 Alpine 4000ers, with a glacier approach.

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


Come with me to explore the amazing Weissmies, one of the impressive 82 ‘4000ers’ in the Alps. This program consists on the ascent to Mt Weissmies through the Normal Route. A rewarding experience on the Swiss Alps!

The Normal Route involves climbing up the northwest side of Weissmies. This is a glacier approach to the summit, along the Trift glacier. The main advantage of this route is that it can be achieved in one day. Also, its descent is fairly easier than that of the alternative route on the South side.

The starting point for this program is Saas Grund, close to Saas Fee resort. The walk on the Trift glacier begins at a quite low angle, but becomes steeper further on. The angle of the slopes increases to 50° along the way, as we also encounter crevasses.

Once we reach the Weissmies peak (4,023 m / 13,179 ft), we will experience the exceptional expansive views, which include the impressive neighboring Alpine peaks.

Although it has some challenges – like the altitude and some rock climbing on the ridge-, the Weissmies ascent through the Normal Route is not especially difficult. It is perfectly suitable as an introductory ascent to peaks in this area, or as acclimatization prior to more challenging climbs.

To go on this program, you will need to have a good fitness level and previous experience using crampons.

I look forward to guiding you on this route this season!

Interested in the Weissmies 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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