The overviewThis route, unlike the classic route from the valley of Saas, allows a more direct approach and without the use of cable cars.
Indeed a paved road that starts from the village of Tasch, leads directly to the hamlet of "Ottavan" located in the meadow of Taschalp (2214m).
Usually the road should be clear of snow already at the end April. Otherwise skiers have to start directly from the bottom of the valley.
The routeFirst day
From the hamlet of Ottavan where it is possible to leave the car(free car park), follow the signs to Tasch hutte (2701m), where a simple and easy path gets in more or less 1.30 hours to the refuge.
From the refuge take the signs for the Alphubeljock.
First of all, go across the snowslopes above the hut, never difficult, till the Alphubelgletscher.
Continue along the right side of the glacier on slight slopes, and make a long semi-circle traverse to the left avoiding the few crevasses in the middle.
At this point, the slope becomes almost flat and leads to the pass of Alphubel(3773m).
From the pass a wonderful view opens on the whole Feegletscher and the Allalinhorn.
Now the top of the Alphubel is clearly visible on your left.
Carry on for a long traverse below the main summit (warning avalanches) to get a steep couloir that descends directly from the top.
This is the steepest point of the route. In case of bad snow conditions, it is advisable to climb on foot leaving perhaps skis at the base.
Once the couloir is crossed, the slopes suddenly decrease in steep untill the flat dome of the top. 4206m.
In descent follow the same route.