Elevation (feet): 13,156
Elevation (meters): 4,010
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 46.157077
Longitude: 8.003196
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1856
First successful climber(s): E.L.Ames, J.J.Imseng, F.Andenmatten
Nearest major airport: Geneva / Milano
Convenient Center: Saas Grund

Thanks to foinaven and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

A magnificent traverse if combined with an ascent of the neighbouring Fletschorn (3991m); descend due south from this summit to the Fletschorn joch (col) then take the easy but spectacular north ridge (a knife edge snow arete) - from the col approximately 900 metres interval, 2-3 hours. The summit is a north-south rock ridge, very narrow and exposed.

Descend the west face for a rapid return to Saas Grund. About 12-14 hours for round trip including the Fletschorn.

Thanks to foinaven for this description.