Fletschhorn

Elevation (feet): 13,100
Elevation (meters): 3,993
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 46.168105
Longitude: 8.003239
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Convenient Center: Saas Balen, Saas Grund, Simplon, Eggen

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

Lowest mountain of the 3 high summits on the east-side of the Saas-valley. The other peaks are only slightly higher, Lagginhorn (4010m) and Weissmies (4023m). Some argue that Fletschhorn is the most impressive 3000er of the Alps. The normal route is from the Weissmiesh¬łtte (2726m), high above the Saas-valley. You can take the cablecar from Saas Grund to a hight of 2400m (the first section) to reach the cabin. From the Weissmiesh¬łtte the other summits can also be reached. The other faces of the mountain are more remote; the north-face is one of the great ice-faces of the Alps, and the east-side is barely visited.

Thanks to Frank Verwijs for this description.

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