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Page Type: Route

Location: Wallis (Mischabel), Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.11230°N / 7.85410°E

Object Title: Northface

Route Type: Ice Climb

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: IV, S (Biner), 50-55°, G 8 (Waeber)

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Page By: Rahel Maria Liu, hiltrud.liu

Created/Edited: Dec 13, 2001 / May 31, 2011

Object ID: 155976

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Approach and way back

You reach the foot of the Hohberghorn northface from the Mischabelhütten (3329m), passing the Windjoch (3850m) in 1 hour and traversing below the Nadelhorn to the foot (3900m) in 1 1/2 hours. You can also come from the Bordierhütte (2886m), passing the Ried glacier in 3 1/2 hours (Biner).

The way back from the summit to the Mischabel hut over the Stecknadelhorn (compare: Nadelgrat) is mixed climbing, rock (II) and snow.

Route Description

1 to 2 hours regularly ice/snow climbing with 50° to 55°. No seracs. Without rope and solo possible. 320 Hm.

  • Rahel's climbing the North Face of Hohberghorn on July 23rd, 2001 (Photos by Rahel Maria Liu)

  • ApproachNorth FaceHohberghorn

    Essential Gear

    2 ice axes. Crampons. No rope necessary.


  • Hikr.org - Hohberghorn

  • Images

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    Hohberghorn N face