Weisshorn 4506m, also known as the king of the alps, is a one of the hardest 4000m summits in the alps to climb. We chose route depending on conditions and personal preferences. If you are fit and know the fundamentals of mountaineering, this climb is the next step in your mountaineer career.
There are three classic routes to the summit with different atmosphere which all are worthwhile climbs. The normal route by the east ridge, the elegant north ridge or Shaligrat, the longest ridge.
This climb suits the prepared and motivated alpinist who wants to take a step forward according to difficulty and route length. The climb involves rock & ice/snow terrain. Weisshorn is also free from lifts which add to the character – the climb is “pure” and longer than many other mountains in the alps.
The normal route by the east ridge will take at least two days. Starting from Randa to Weisshornhütte the first day. The north ridge and Shaligrat will need at least three days.
Together we discuss the need for extra days before or after the climb of Weisshorn. Ad training and acclimatization days before the ascent or extra days after the summit. This climb can be combined with other great technical climbs in the area such as:
- Zinal Rothorn, 4221m
- Obergabelhorn, 4063m
- Matterhorn, 4478m
We are happy to arrange this kind of climbs from mid June to end of October.
Check if we have this activity already planned in the booking calendar, if not make a request and we will get back to you soon!
Weisshorn requires excellent fitness, fundamental rock climbing and ice-climbing skills. Previous experiences from alpine climbs in grade AD.
Mid June to end of October
The client needs a travel and accident insurance for the implementation of this activity.
1300CHF Normal route by the east ridge (2 days)
Please make a request for further info about extended program.
Guide fee depends on
- Type of activity and where
- Course seriousness and difficulty
- Course length (day tour or bivinights included)
- If going alone or in a bigger group
- If booking a single day or several days
- High season or low season
Expenses for the guide is not included in the daily fee(lifts, travel costs, lodging etc.)
The price is based on the recommended daily fee by the Swiss Bergführerverband, SBV.
Weisshorn equipment list
Below is a recommended checklist that may change depending on conditions and choice of route. Please contact us if you need to rent anything of the list below.
- Summer mountain boots
- Backpack 25 liters
- Head torsch & spare batteries
- Warm hat
- Warm jacket
- Underlayer, mid layer, extra socks
- Jacket (wind and waterproof)
- Trousers (wind and waterproof)
- Thin and warm gloves
- Water bottle 1 liter
- Snacks, Bars
- Blister kit: Including Compeed blister plasters and elastoplast or similar
- Earplugs: If you sleep together in the dormitory at the mountain station and there is a lot of movement.
- Sleeping sheet for the huts