Bishorn

Elevation (feet): 13,625
Elevation (meters): 4,153
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Latitude: 46.1179
Longitude: 7.714977
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Geneve / Sion
Convenient Center: Zinal

Thanks to Rende Steerenberg and Marshall Hall for contributing to these details. (View history)

I climbed this peak together with my wife during a weekend in early July 1999. The walk starts in Zinal, which is in a valley next to the Zermatt Valey, at 1675m. You walk trough the 'alpages', where the cows graze up to the "Cabane the Tracuit" where you will spend the night. the hut is situated on a rocky ridge with several nice views at an altitude of about 3200m. After a night of sleep you will leave at 6am in order to walk up to the summit of the Bishorn, which is about 900m higher. It is one of the easiest 4000m mountain in the alps, but be aware of crevasses and please wear crampons, even when a lot of people don't. Have a nice ascent.....

Thanks to Rende Steerenberg for this description.