Allalinhorn

Photo of Allalinhorn

Photo by D M McCallum

Details

Elevation (feet): 13,212
Elevation (meters): 4,027
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1856
First successful climber(s): Edward Ames, Franz Andenmatten, Johann Imseng
Nearest major airport: Zurich or Geneva
Convenient Center: Saas Fee

Thanks to Fred Spicker for adding this peak.

Description

The Allalinhorn is located above the ski slopes of Saas Fee. The building of the Metro Alpin tube train to the Mittel-Allalin (3456 m) just below the North-East Face has turned the mountain into one of the easiest to climb 4000 meter peaks of the Alps. It is about a two hour climb from the top station of the lift to the summit via the North-West Ridge. The North-East Ridge and the North-East Face are included in "Walliser Alpen Die 100 Schoensten Touren" (Walliser Alps the 100 Finest Routes ) by Michel Vaucher with Gaston Rebuffat. The classic East Ridge ( Hohlaubgrat ) is the most popular route from the Britannia Hut.

Thanks to Fred Spicker for this description.