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Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Wallis, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.04450°N / 7.89330°E

Object Title: Allalinhorn

Activities: Mountaineering

Elevation: 13211 ft / 4027 m


Page By: Huberschwiller

Created/Edited: Mar 28, 2001 / Mar 1, 2006

Object ID: 150292

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Situated between Strahlhorn (4190 m) and Rimpfischhorn (4199 m) in the south and Alphubel (4206 m) and the Mischabel Group (Dom 4545 m) in the north, the Allalinhorn is the easiest 4000 meters peak in the Alps with the Breithorn (4164 m) near Zermatt.

With only some 600 metres of ascent from the underground railway at Mittelallalin, the Allalinhorn can be an easy 4000 meter summit, but there is still objective danger from crevasses and the weather, and the temptation to bag it without proper preparation or acclimatization makes it particularly risky for inexperienced parties.

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Getting There

- To Mittelallalallin (3440 m)
For the normal route go to Saas Fee (Wallis, Switzerland) and take the Metro alpin up to Mittelallalin station. From there you can not miss the track.

- To Britannia Hut
(3030 m)
For the Hohlaubgrat it is recommended to spend the night at the Britannia-Hut. To get there take the metro alpin, get off at Felskinn station, then head east via the Egginerjoch (2.989m) to the hut on a good visible track.

- To Saas Fee

1) By train and bus : next stations are Brig or Visp. Dirct connection by bus (Postauto) to Saas-Fee/Saastal each hour until 20.15 h fromBrig (20.30 h from Visp).Stop in Saas Grund, not in Saas Balen. To Saas Almagell change in Saas Grund (Postplatz)
At saturday in winter, direct bus line from Goppenstein to Saas-Fee/Saastal.
Infos : Postautodienst Saas-Fee:
Tel. +41 (0)27 958 11 45
Reservation :
from Goppenstein at 10.50 h/11.50 h/12.15 h
from Saas-Fee at 9.00 h/10.00h/15.00h.
The parking fee in Saas Fee is 11 CHF a day. To avoid this there is the possibility to park slightly outside of Saas Grund an use the bus to Saas Fee.

To reach the Britannia Hut you also can park outside of Saas Almagell near a very small reservoir approx 1 km from Almagell in direction to the Mattmark reservoir and take the route in 4 hours to the hut.

2) By plane
Next airports :
*Geneva - to Brig via Lausanne 1:58 h
*Zürich - to Brig via Bern 2:57 h
*Basel - to Brig via Bern 2:56 h
*Milano C. - to Brig 2:14 h
(Airport Malpensa to Milano C.: Bus from 7.00 -
22.15;Time :50 Min.)
*Sion Airport

Routes overview

1) Normal route from Mittelallalin :
PD. 40° under the summit - 580 m - 2 h.

2) Hohlaubgrat :
PD + , Rock climbing (II) 30 m under the summit (equiped)- otherwise easy climbing (I) - snow 40° - 1000 m level difference from Britania Hut.

3) SO crest :
PD from Allalinpass (3 h from Britania Hut) - Climbing II - 2 h

4) NE crest :
AD + , direct way from Metro - Steep ice 50° - 580 m - 3 h.

5) NE face :
TD , 60° to 90° - 8 h.

6)S face :
rocks (IV), steep ice - 4 h

Normal route views

Hohlaubgrat views

The summit

You have a fantastic view . In the west the near Rimpfischhorn and Strahlhorn; the Monte Rosa, Matterhorn, Weisshorn, Mont Blanc Massif. In the north, Alphubel and Mischabel group with Täschhorn and Dom. In the east, Mittelallalin, Saas Fee, Fletschhorn, Lagginhorn and Weissmies.

Summit views : W

Summit views : E

Red Tape

No permits required, no closures, parking fees in Saas Fee.
Technical equipment: rope, harness, ice axe, crampons

When To Climb

Climbing season: July, August, September. Normal route with skis during winter season


SAC Genevoise, Class 1, 134 Beds

Open : 1.3. - 31.5. / 1.7. - 30.9.
Tel.: ++41 (0)27 957 22 88

Reservation - Information
Thérèse Andenmatten Renaud
Haus Felskinn, 3906 Saas Fee
Tel.: ++41 (0)27 957 21 80
Tel.: ++41 (0)27 957 23 45
Fax: ++41 (0)27 957 12 46

Home page


1:50000 no. 5006 Matterhorn-Mischabel

GPS Data :
Allalingletscher 2945 Allg. WP. Walliser Alpen ALLGLT 637.789 99.126 CH-1903
Allalinhorn 4027 Gipfel Walliser Alpen ALLALH 635.30 99.50 CH-1903
Allalinhorn 4027 Gipfel Walliser Alpen ALLNHR 635.29 99.49 CH-1903
Allalinpass 3564 Sattel Walliser Alpen ALNPSS 7.88672° ö.L. 46.03850° n.B. WGS 84


Helmut Dumler/Willi P. Burkhardt, Viertausender der Alpen. 11th ed. Munich 1998.
ISBN 3-7633-7427-2

Michael Waeber, Walliser Alpen. DAV-Gebietsführer. 12th ed. Munich 1999.
ISBN 3-7633-2416-X

Infos about Saas Valley

Pearls are much sought-after. And the Saas Valley is
such a pearl. The Valais village of Saas-Fee, situated at 1,800 metres above sealevel,
is called the “Pearl of the Alps”. 13 four-thousand-metre peaks protect it like a shell. The
snow-covered peaks with the highest mountain in Switzerland, the Dom (4,545 m above
sea-level), form a unique backdrop. Or as the famous writer Carl Zuckmayer described
it: “You stand at the end of the world and at the same time at its beginning.”

Home page of Saas Fee

Camping site in Saas Grund (next to Saas Fee), also low budget hostels

Saas Fee meteo

Saas Fee snow info

Saas Tal map

Saas Tal map part II

Map of Saas Fee

Skiresort Saas Fee

Skiresort Saas Grund

Skiresort Saas Almagell

Climbing history

First ascent : normal route (28.8.1856) :
E.L. Ames
Franz-Josef Andenmatten

Fist climb of Hohlaubgrat : down in 1882 by Heinrich Dübi with Alphons and Peter Supersaxo; up in 1887 by H. W. Topham and G. H. Rendalls with Aloys Supersaxo.

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GarfieldUntitled Comment

Hasn't voted

Posted Dec 12, 2005 8:41 am


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The 1:25.000 map is this one:

SLK 1328 Randa 1:25000

Posted Sep 25, 2006 3:28 pm
WouterBHighest mountain of Switzerland


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The highest mountain of Switzerland is not the Dom, it's Dufourspitze.
Posted Apr 26, 2011 5:08 pm

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