Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 46.04263°N / 7.67719°E
Additional Information Elevation: 12805 ft / 3903 m
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This is an easy mountain, which is climbed by many meople. It's a mountain on your way to Obergabelhorn. The easiest routes on the mountain are rated PD (French). The routes are mainly rockclimbing (II - III). Only the last few hundred meters consist of snow. Time needed to get to the top of Wellenkuppe from "Rothornhutte" is about 2,5 hours. It will take much longer if there is a lot of snow on the rocks after bad weather. Route finding will be much more difficult. On top great view of eg. Matterhorn. For detailed route descriptions, look in "Clubfuhrer Walliser Alpen, Vom Col Collon zum Theodulpass nr.3" This book describes almost 1200 routes on mountains on the area as mentioned in the titel. ISBN 3-85902-127-3

Getting There

To get there, walk from Zermatt (1614 m.) in about 4 hours to the Rothornhutte (3198 m.) The hut is situated at the beginning of the SE-ridge of the Zinalrothorn. Follow the signs "Hotel trift (2337 m.) From here you can see Rothornhutte. Save some energy for the last couple of hundred meters.

Red Tape

No summit fees or pemits required. Travelling by car or train to Zermatt. Notice, cars are not allowed in Zermatt. You will have to leave it at the parking spots (not for free) in Täsch (last village before Zermatt). From here take the train to Zermatt. Zermatt itself has serveral campings. Campings Zermatt Another good one is Camping Attermenzen in Randa. Situated just before Täsch. This one is a wintercamping too. Randa Camping Attermenzen Wintercamping Randa

When To Climb

The best time to climb is july up to september. Out of season, when a lot of snow has fallen, route finding is harder.


Swiss huts are expensive. Bed and dinner will cost about Euro 30 per day. Water is not for free. Click the link for the rothornhuette homepage. Rothornhuette Phone Rothornhutte (also for reservation) 0041-27 967 20 43

Mountain Conditions

To get the latest information about weather and mountainconditions, contact the Alpine center or check this site.



Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. For example, the Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' The Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children.