OverviewBeautifull ride in high mountain, very panoramic and of wide-ranging satisfaction . The climbing to Lagginhorn by NNE's ridge is carried out on rocks by blocks , passages are never unavoidable , of max diff. III° ; there's not great exposure. It's better to climb the more possible on the edge of the ridge ; under the ridge there are dangerous cliff zones of unstable blocks .
Getting ThereVisp ( VS - Ch ) – Saas Grund – cableway to a Krizbode - easy signed path to Weissmieshutte 2726 m. in 1/2 h .
Route DescriptionFrom Weissmieshutte (2726 m) take to N the little path that leads to cross the glacial torrent on a small metallic bridge . Towards right to follow the path (rocky signal) on the left orographic moraine of the Tälligletscher. A short descent at the end of the moraine leads on the morainic terrain of the glacier (1h); cross this one going towards left direction NW, in order to come fastly outside from the shooting of the seracs of the Fletschorngletscher that is incumbent up to right. Go up further on unraweled rocks untill "quota" 3263m. , where usually begin snow slope .
Go on towards the Fletschornjoch 3694 m. following the easy E ridge : at the beginnig on snow , then easy cliffs , therefore a wide snow slope. Start climbing NNE ridge of Lagginhorn from the lower point at East side , by a short , steep icy slope .
Follow the ridge until the top keeping itself most possible on the edge . The rocks are enough solid and good if you climb on the edge , instead hardly unstable and dangerous few meters under the edge . Lend attention to the eventual cornices at the begining of summer season ; at last an elegant snowy ridge leads to the top of Lagginhorn 4010 m.(2,30 h from the Fletschorn).
Directly from the top , come down by the easy and large WSW ridge ( normal route ) .
The whole traverse from Weissmieshutte 2726 m. to Fletschorn 3993 m. - Fletschornjoch 3694 m. - Lagginhorn 4010 m.- Weissmieshutte needs about 8 / 10 hours depending by the mountain's condition .