Welcome to SP!  -



Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Valais, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.28338°N / 7.99152°E

Object Title: Glishorn

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 8284 ft / 2525 m


Page By: Konrad Sus

Created/Edited: Jan 17, 2010 / Jan 17, 2010

Object ID: 590125

Hits: 4477 

Page Score: 79.04%  - 10 Votes 

Vote: Log in to vote



This is a small mountain compared to neighboring giants of Alps. Northern wall of Glishorn rises from Glis-Brig - Rhone Valley. Height difference between the city and the peak is about 2000 meters. The summit is like the end of the ridge descending from Fletschhorn. This is east north-east border of Walliser/Pennine Alps. Great view to south - Bietschhorn, Aletsch Glacier, and to Pennine Alps - especially Mischabel and Weisshorn.

Getting There

Starting point is Brig - Glis or Simplon Pass.
Brig can be reached by train from either Geneva and up the Rhone Valley, from Zurich-Bern-Spiez-Kandersteg, from Furka-Oberalppass (Andermatt/Disentis, Glacierexpress) or from Domodosola, Italy.
By car - from east - from road through Furka or Grimsel Pass.
from south - Italy: from Milano keep the higway A8 Milano-Laghi, then follow to A26 direction Gravellona Toce, Simplon pass (Sempione).
From west - road e62 (from France, Martigny, Geneve)

Red Tape

No limitations


Good place to camping is Brig.
Camping in Brig
As in the whole of Switzerland a lot of possibilities of accommodation.

External Links



- Starting point - Holzji above Brig, from here guidepost to Glishorn, by forest road and path to Schratt, Mattustafel, Cholbodinia the end - summit.

- Another possibility is that the route of the Simplon Pass, through peak Spitzhornli. to south.
Glishorn map


Glishorn from BrigFrom Belalp - Fletschorn, Glishorn and BrigLittle chapel on way to GlishornGlishorn dominates BrigLittle Glishorn and big FletschhornView from path to GlishornTrails at Glishorn
Glishorn from BrigShepherd huts under GlishornGlishorn mapGolgotha under GlishornGlishorn viewed from camping areaRoad in Visp - far GlishornCamping Geschina and Glishorn