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South flank

South flank

South flank

Page Type: Route

Location: Valais, Switzerland, Europe

Object Title: South flank

Route Type: easy rock climb

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: L

Grade: I

Route Quality: 
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Page By: andre hangaard

Created/Edited: May 6, 2004 / Jan 7, 2011

Object ID: 160890

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Route Description

The normal route from the Weissmiess hut is marked and you follow a small trail north of the hut until you face the Jägihorn wall. Here you start zig-zagging up the rather steep flank until you reach the plateau with a beautiful view over Saas-Fee and the Mischabel group.
Up from the saddle you easy follow the west ridge climbing over big steady rocks until you reach the summit. You need approximately 1,5 - 2 hours from the Weissmies hut up to the summit.

The Jägihorn summit offers you a fantastic view over the majestic Lagginhorn (4010 m) and the neighbouring Fletschhorn. (3996 m) If you reach the summit early, you have the perfect panorama over the many fellow climbers making their way up the north-face of the popular Weissmies (4026 m) to the south.
Up on the summit there is a big iron cross, a visitors log book to sign and lots of space to rest, eat and enjoy life.

Essential Gear

No ice or snow on this route (during July/August). No really exposed sections on this normal route.

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nicowuytsRoute Comment


Hasn't voted

The difficulty of this route is not PD, but PE (stands for "Piéton Experimenté" which means experienced hiker).
Posted Sep 20, 2004 6:07 am
andre hangaardRoute Comment

andre hangaard

Hasn't voted

N ico! Right you are, it's PE (EB Erfahrener Bergwanderer...) changed! rgds André
Posted Sep 20, 2004 3:44 pm

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