ALONG THE NORTH-EAST RIDGE
From July to mid September

This is the climb to the southern peak of Nadelgrat, located in the Mischabel group, in the heart of Switzerland Valais. Exceptional for its line, rocky quality and exposure is the ridge between Lenzspitze and Nadelhorn.

The rugged high mountain environment that characterizes this area and the beautiful climb of its ridge makes it a great classic, which should not be missed.

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Travel Program

1stDay

Climb to Mischabel Hutte

Meeting with the Mountain Guide early in the morning and transfer to Saas - fee. Equipment check and uphill by cable car up to Honigh Alp m 2245. From here on a steep path, equipped with fixed ropes, we’ ll reach Mischabel Hutte m 3335. Dinner and overnight.

Walk up 1100 mt - 3/4 hours

2ndDay

Climb to the top

Departure from the hut around 3.30 am, first on a debris trail with few easy rocky steps up to m 3815 (1hours and 30). Then the ridge becomes steeper along mixed and rocky steps (II °) until the base of the Gran Gendarme that we’ ll climb directly (III °+). After a short downhill and the last challenging rocky step (III °), we’ ll gain the summit of the Lenzspitze along a sharp and airy snowy ridge. The stretch leading to the summit of Nadelhorn is certainly most interesting and challenging, with a beautiful climbing on excellent red rock. The descent is along the regular route.

Walk up 1150 m - down 2180 m - 10/12 hours


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TECHNICAL INFO: The approach to Mischabel Hutte from Saas Fee is quite tiring and steep, through a long stretch equipped with ropes and stairs. The north-eastern ridge, usually is very peaceful and never busy compared to the nearby north wall. However it is a beautiful itinerary with difficulty up to III ° on rocky and steep slopes on snow/ice up to 50 °. Along the stretch to get to the summit of Nadelhorn the exposure is always very high and we need to be focused on our step for a long time.


The accompaniment of two participants will be decided by the Guide in according to their experience and technical skills.


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Difficulties

AD+ / Fairly Difficult +

Skills required

Excellent physical shape, good training and practice in the use of ice axe and crampons are required, Basic rock climbing experience is required

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
2 days 1 2

Equipements

High mountain clothing, harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet, head light

Documents

Alpine Club Card is recommended

Prices

1 person900,00 €per person

Rate details

THE PRICE INCLUDES: Support and assistance of a U.I.A.G.M. Mountain Guide, all the technical equipment in common use, rental of technical equipment if you need (harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet), logistics and reservation to the Hut.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Transfer to Saas-Fee, roud trip cable car, half board to the Hut. Guide’s half board and lift ticket will be shared by participants, injury insurance.