Rick B wrote:Well in the alps you can't hike to 4200 m!
The closest you can get is perhaps the Lagginhorn, at 4010m. I think the only 4000er that you can consider a hiking summit. Other 4000er would be Allalinhorn and Breithorn (from Klein Matterhorn station), although non-technical, you are crossing glaciers there already so I wouldn't consider it hiking.
Other high hiking mountains that I know of are Schrankogel in the stubaier alps (nearly 3500m), and Mettelhorn (3400m) near the Matterhorn.
Generally speaking, above 3300m the hiking summits become very scarce. Especially at the end of september these high hikes might become out of condition due to snow and ice.
schmid_th wrote:Rick, I can´t agree with you that Lagginhorn is a hiking summit!!! When you have perfect conditions (warm, sunny...) you can ascent via a small glacier (but rockfall there) and via rocks (difficulty I, 1 small part II). In perfect conditions it´s really not so difficult. But what´s going on when there is snow on the ridge? Then you can´t hike anymore and you can get serious problems.
So my opinion is to make other mountains (not so high) where you can really hike...
May I ask for more detailes please? As soon as 4 km is going to be technical at the end of September anyway, what would be your suggestions regarding 3+ km? I actually have an idea to put together 1-week long plan not requiring long drive from point to point.Rick B wrote:Basically he should just aim one kilometer lower and he should be fine.
The altitude is just a man-made number, which can mean really different things in different parts of the world.
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