Photo by D M McCallum
|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.
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.