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Steghorn
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Steghorn

 
Steghorn

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Berner Oberland, Switzerland, Europe

Object Title: Steghorn

Elevation: 10321 ft / 3146 m

 

Page By: Huberschwiller

Created/Edited: Dec 21, 2004 / Mar 13, 2005

Object ID: 153466

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Overview


Steghorn is the north-east corner mountain of the Wildstrubel-massif. The summit is located between Engstligenalp in the north and Gemmi in the south-east. Other neighbour summits are Schneehorn 3178 m and Daubenhorn 2942 m in the south and in the east Plattenhôrner 2855 m, Rinderhorn 3448 m and Altels 3629 m

The normal route is from SW over the Steghornglacier : it's an alpine route for experienced hikers.
A nicer route is the south-east ridge I-II , from the Lämmerenhut

From the top, you have a nice view on the Walliser Alps.
It is also possible to climb it in the winter with skies


Getting There


Start point from the north : Adelboden

Start point from the south : Leukerbad

1) To Adelboden :
- By car
from Austria/Germany or Eastern Switzerland respectively:
Motorway A1 Zurich-Berne, motorway A6 Berne-Spiez, main road for Frutigen-Adelboden
from Germany/France or Northern Switzerland respectively:
Motorway A2 Basel-Berne, motorway A6 Berne-Spiez, main road for Frutigen-Adelboden
from France or Western Switzerland respectively:
Motorway A1 Geneva-Lausanne, motorway A12 Lausanne-Berne, motorway A6 Berne-Spiez, main road for Frutigen-Adelboden
from Italy or Southern Switzerland respectively:
Domodossola-Iselle-Simplon-Brig-Goppenstein,
car transfer Lötschberg (Goppenstein-Kandersteg), main road Frutigen-Adelboden

- By train
from Austria/Germany or Eastern Switzerland/Southern Switzerland respectively:
via Zurich-Berne-Frutigen
from Germany/France or Northern Switzerland respectively:
Basel SBB-Berne-Frutigen
from France or Western Switzerland respectively:
via Geneva-Lausanne or Neuenburg, Berne-Frutigen
from Italy:
via Brig-Frutigen

- By air
Basel EuroAirport
Berne Flughafen
Geneva Airport
Unique Zurich Airport

2) To Leukerbad

Leukerbad is situated in Valais canton, which is located in southwestern Switzerland. Whether by public transport such as railway or bus, or your own car, or by plane - Leukerbad is conveniently located and easy to reach.

- By train and Bus
The majority of the SBB fast trains from Bern-Brig (Lötschberg) and Lausanne stop at Leuk. There is a direct LLB bus to Leukerbad every hour (Leuk/Leukerbad transport services). In addition, every Saturday and Sunday there are direct LLB busses from Goppenstein am Lötschberg to Leukerbad.

- By car
The roads to Leukerbad are excellent and also well-serviced in winter. Traffic in the village is restricted, in the town centre there is a ban on night-time traffic from 10 p.m. to 05.00 a.m. There are 1350 parking spaces in car parks. We recommend our guests from Germany or the German-speaking part of Switzerland to put their cars on the train at Lötschberg.

- By plane
Geneva-Cointrin is the nearest international airport to Leukerbad. The fast train from Geneva airport will take you to Leuk in just three hours, and from there you take the bus to Leukerbad.
Also easily accessible by train and bus is Zurich-Airport in just 4.5 hour

Red Tape


no permits, no seasonal closure

When To Climb


Summer but also winter

Mountain Conditions


Information over the mountain is available in the Lämmerenhut
027 470 25 15

Routes overview


1) From Adelboden over "Strubelegga"

By bus or car to Birg 1400m (park)
Take the cable-car Birg - Engstligenalp 1950m
Climb direct over the snowtong to Strubelegga,2830m , then in eastern direction to the summit.
4-5 h from Engstligenalp. Route for experienced hikers. Only by good conditions.

2) From Leukerbad

Take the cablecar Leukerbad - Gemmi 2314m and walk to Lämmeren-Hut SAC 2500m

From the hut you can :

- climb to Rottotzsattel 2830m and follow the E ridge to the summit. This route is more difficult than the route from Adelboden.

- conturn the Lämmerenhorn 2806m in western direction and follow the Steghorngletscher to the summit.
2-3 hours from the hut. This is the best route with skis.

Huts


LÄMMEREN HUT SAC Angenstein
2502 m.

96 places. Open Christmas-New Year, February to May, July to October.

Berghotel Wildstrubel


Maps and books


Map :SLK No. 263 S-Wildstrubel

Book : SAC-Clubführer ``Berner Alpen 1"

The Gemmi


The Gemmi is a precious gift to Walliser familytradition. In the spring of 1971 the ownership of the Gemmirailway was bought by the Leukerbad inhabitant Severin Loretan. Today it is already operated by the third generation of the Loretan family, namely by the families Loretan Erwin, Loretan Gerhard (Hotel Alfa) and Loretan Martin (Hotel Dala) under the managing director Wolfgang Loretan.

Christmas 1971 marked the opening of the panoramic restaurant which was further extended in 1982. In 1985, the in 1957 built Gemmirail, was modernized and has at the moment a capacity of 280 people per hour.In 1981 they built the chairlift to "Daubensee". 1995 they renovated the propulsion, the remote control and the securityinstallation of this rail and adjusted it to the current demands.

In November 1996 they renewed the rope of the Gemmirail and July 1997 marked the onset of building one of the most modern new mountainhotels at a height of 2350 m. above sealevel, which was opened in June 1998.

Engstligenalp


Adelboden's "mountain of insight" Engstligenalp lies some 2000m above sea level. The high plateau at the foot of Wildstrubel invites you to walk, free-ride, cross-country ski and to enjoy!

The mysterious high plateau, reached by cable-car, belongs to the 1996 government survey of cultural landscapes of national significance. The Engstligenalp serves as a starting point for many walks and mountain adventures. A recent addition is the 2.5 km long circular route which is suitable for wheelchairs and children's pushchairs. Particularly worth seeing are Engstligen waterfalls, under cantonal protection, where water falls 600m into the valley below.

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