Taschhorn

Elevation (feet): 14,731
Elevation (meters): 4,490
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 46.083144
Longitude: 7.857199
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1876
First successful climber(s): J. Jackson, Guide Christion and Ulich Almer
Nearest major airport: Geneva, Milano
Convenient Center: Täsch, Saas Fee,Zermatt

Thanks to Frank Verwijs and Marshall Hall for contributing to these details. (View history)

Täschhorn is among the 10 highest mountains of the Alps, and rises directly to the south of the Dom (4545m). Most of the time the mountain is tackled from the Mischabeljoch, either from the Saas Fee side, or from the Täsch side. You then have to follow the south ridge to the summit. This requires some moderate rock, and ice climbing, and hence a much more difficult route than other high peaks in the Alps such as Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso, where no rock -climbing is involved. But if you happen to be an experienced rock-climber this is a piece of cake. Beware to climb the east-face of this mountain (Saas Fee side): Below this face are a lot of crevasses in the glacier, and the rocks of this face are of poor quality. If you want a more remote side of the mountain try reaching it from the Kintal-valley, no tracks, no cabins, so you have to camp about halfway, at the Kin-glacier. Highly recommended.

Thanks to Frank Verwijs for this description.