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Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Valais, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.40449°N / 7.96406°E

Object Title: Sparrhorn

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 9911 ft / 3021 m


Page By: Konrad Sus

Created/Edited: Jan 16, 2010 / Jan 16, 2010

Object ID: 589763

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Not a prominent mountain, reaching over 3,000 m, in Bernese Alps. Easily achievable for every tourist. Is at the end of the ridge descending from the Unterbachhorn and Hochstock. From summit nice view to Aletschorn, Ober Aletsch Glacier and Rhone Valley with the surrounding Mischabel, Fletschhorn, Weisshorn and Matterhorn in Pennine Alps. Far from here you can see also other peaks in Pennine and even Mont Blanc. I would call this peak - an easy threethousander
Aletschhorn to Aletsch Tongue

Strahlhorn summit panorama

Getting There

We must reach out to Brig, and hence to Blatten.

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Nearest camping is in Brig, in Blatten many possibilities of accomodation. Many mountain houses and hotels are in Belalp.

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I suggest to use Belalp Cable Car
From from the top station, marked path leading to summit, about 2 - 2,5 hour to summit, without difficulty. You can go first in the direction Belalp hotel, where a beautiful view over the end of Aletsch Glacier tongue.

Map with Sparrhorn


Sparrhorn inhabitantsBelalp chapel and SparrhornMe at the summitrocks on summitSparrhorn summitEnd of AletschSparrhorn
Pennine from trail to SparrhornRidge leading from Sparrhorn to HochstockNesthorn and summit crossAletschhorn form SparrhornMap with SparrhornSparrhorn crossSparrhorn from Belalp hotel
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