Jazzihorn

Page Type
Mountain/Rock
Location:
Valais, Italy/Switzerland, Europe
Activities:
Mountaineering, Skiing
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall
Elevation:
10587 ft / 3227 m
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Created On: Mar 16, 2008
Last Edited On: May 30, 2010

Overview

The Jazzihorn or Pizzo Cingino Nord 3227m is a mountain on the border between Switzerland and Italy, in the Swiss canton Valais. Jazzihorn separates the valleys “Ofental” and “Furgtälli” and is close-by the reservoir “Stausee Mattmark”. In the vicinity are the villages Saas Almagell in Switzerland and Macugnaga in Italy and two notorious bootlegger-pass “Passo di Antigine or Ofentalpass 2835m” and “Antronapass or Passo di Saas 2838m”. To the north of the Jazzihorn you find the small glacier "Furggengletscher". That’s no more a glacier, just a firn.

Btw: Jazzihorn is a lonely mountain more, "with little traffic", on my SP side...


The Jazzihorn 3227mJazzihorn 3227m

Route & Difficulty

Summer route afoot:
Reservoir “Stausee Mattmark” – follow the hiking trail to the valley “Ofental” – farther on this trail to the “Jazzilücke 3081m” and over northeast flank to the summit of Jazzihorn.
Difficulty: WS- (PD-) or T5+

Ski tour route:
Reservoir “Stausee Mattmark” – follow the hiking trail to the valley “Ofental” – farther on this trail to the “Jazzilücke 3081m” and over northeast flank to the summit of Jazzihorn.
Route: 590 ¦ Difficulty: ZS (AD) ¦ 1000 metres in altitude
> The problem is to reach the reservoir "Stausee Mattmark" in wintertide, the road is close till May.

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Online map for Switzerland:

www.mapplus.ch

Map Search - Online Maps

Accommodations

Sleep in a hotel in Saas Almagell, to do the "Mattmark mountains":

www.saastal.ch

Getting There

With public transport:

From Berne with train to Kandersteg and across the Lötschberg tunnel to Goppenstein and Brig. Then with yellow post bus to Saas Almagell. In summer time carts the bus until the reservoir “Stausee Mattmark”.

Online train schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule

By Car:

From Switzerland:
From Berne to Kandersteg. With Lötschberg car transport train to Goppenstein and Brig. Then to Stalden and Saas Almagell. In summer time it be possible to drive until the reservoir “Stausee Mattmark”.

From Italy:
Antrona valley is easily reachable from Milan (and Malpensa airport) in less than two hours following the highway Milano-GravellonaToce and then the SS33 toward Simplon pass. Arrived in Villadossola an easy mountain road (SP67) leads to Antronapiana(1020m), the highest village of the valley. From Antrona Piana a private paved road rises up to the barrage of Campliccioli lake(1300m) at the feet of the mountain. This last road is usually open for everybody. (Thx to Diveria for this description).


Online route scheduler: route scheduler in english and TCS.ch

Weather, climate and snow conditions in Switzerland

Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology

Weather SFDRS

Meteo News.ch

Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos: www.slf.ch

Links

Link to Jazzihorn 3227m with pics: jazzihorn tour

Switzerland Tourism: www.myswitzerland.com

Valais tourism: www.valaistourism.ch

Saas valley tourism: www.saastal.ch

Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch

In Memory of Cyrill Rüegger

A note from the SP staff
Cyrill Rüegger, the member we all used to know as Cyrill and Digitalis, died on June 13th 2009 in an avalanche on the summit ridge of Piz Palü together with his wife Tanja and a common friend. They were swept down by the avalanche into a couloir underneath the east summit and died instantly. Their bodies were retrieved from the Palü Glacier by helicopter a day after the accident.

Cyrill joined SP in March 2006 and soon was one of the most prolific contributors on the site with almost 70 mountain and 5 range pages to his profile. He was an accomplished climber, bagging almost 1000 summits in not quite seven years. Among them are 35 4000ers and 272 3000ers, almost all of them in his home country Switzerland.

While contributing a lot on SP, Cyrill's real internet home was www.hikr.org where he contributed 585 mountain profiles and reports in his native language German. Cyrill also posted on www.bergsteigen.at and other climbing sites, often under his real name but also under the pseudonym Digitalis. He was a botanist by profession and also contributed his knowledge about medical plants to different websites. Cyrill will be greatly missed by all.

This page will be kept in honour of Cyrill, one of SP's most prolific members and most active mountaineers.

Rest in peace, brother!

The picture above was taken on the summit of Matterhorn on July 28th 2007.