Mittaghorn (Lauterbrunner)

Mittaghorn (Lauterbrunner)

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 46.50030°N / 7.93140°E
Additional Information Elevation: 12778 ft / 3895 m
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Mittaghorn is situated near Ebenefluh on the high ridge from Jungfrau to Breithorn. The mountain is not clearly individualised, especialy on the southern side, and is only 240 m higher than Mittagjoch and 200m higher than Äbeni-Fluejoch. You can find 3 summits on the summit ridge main summit 3897m, central summit 3835m and west summit 3753m.

You can find those main mountains on that range:

- Jungfrau (4158m)
- Rottalhorn (3969 m)
- Lauihorn (3779 m)
- Gletscherhorn (3983m)
- Ebenefluh (3960m)
- Mittaghorn (3897m)
- Grosshorn (3754m)
- Breithorn (3785)

The mountain has a soft south face in Löthschen valley (Valais) and a very steep nord face in Lauterbrunnen valley (Berner Alpen).

Routes overview

The mountain is known for skiing trip from Löthschental side.

Normal route to Mittaghorn : PD

Access to Hollandia hut:
- Gletscherstafel (Lötschental) 1763 m,
- Gugginalp,
- Langgletscher,
- Lötschenlücke 3178 m,
- Lötschenhütte Hollandia 3235 m (night),

Summit route
- Crevassed Ebnefluhfirn along Anengrat,
- Steeper 50Hm to Anenjoch 3635 m,
- Thin Mittaghorn south ridge to summit.
- possible to visit the 2 more summits to west 30 min. Cornices.

Descent route:
Back to Anenjoch, return -same route to start point.

Route to return to the N side:
There is some exceedingly poor rock on Mittaghorn W ridge route and for this reason it is not recommended as a descent route from this mountain. To return to the N side, either descend to the Lötschental and use public transport, or descend to the Hollandia hut then reach the Schmadrijoch (see Gletscherhorn).

Getting There

Hollandia hut is accessible from Fafler Alp 1763m in Lötschen valley, Wallis side.

Schmadri hut is accessible from Stechelberg 910m in The Lauterbrunnen valley, Bernese Alps side


Mittaghorn normal route is accessible from Hollandia hut 3235m or Hollandia hut 3235m
This hut belongs to Bernese CAS.
Start point : Fafler Alp 1763m, Timing: 5h

Mittaghorn NW route is accessible from Schmadri hut 2260m
This hut belongs to AACB.
This hut belongs to Bernese CAS.
Start point : Stechelberg 910 m, Timing: 3h30

Maps and Books

Swiss federal topography office: 1/25000 maps
Finsteraarhorn 1249 and Lötschental 1268

Swiss federal topography office: 1/50000 maps
Jungfrau 264

Book : Swiss Alpine Club (CAS) Bernese Alps, Book number 3.
German or French

More Info

To get more info about Mittaghorn use the information on Ebenefluh page. The 2 mountains belong to the same group.

Secondary summits on the ridge to Grosshorn

Mittaghorn glaciers

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dmiki - Aug 27, 2004 6:45 am - Hasn't voted

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Maybe add a map of the Jungfrau region?


dmiki - Aug 27, 2004 7:02 am - Hasn't voted

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Aren't the three photos by Andreas Fischer of the Grosshorn (instead of the Mittaghorn)?

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