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Lenzspitze Frühling 2022
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Lenzspitze 4,294 m asl

Formerly also called Südlenz

The third " prong of the fork " captivates the observer with its mighty wall of ice over 500 meters high. The ridges form a regular pyramid, which, of course, is also the ascent route.


Key Facts:

First ascent: August 1870 by Clinton Thomas, Dent Alexander and Franz Burgener.

Altitude: 4294 m asl

From the Domhütte (S ridge) | Difficulty: ZS-
ENE ridge and traverse to the Nadelhorn | Difficulty: ZS
NNE- wall, Dreieselwand from the Mischabelhütte | Difficulty: S

Special features & origin of name

The Lenzspitze is only called "Südlenz" by the locals. The name was given to this mountain by the Englishman William Martin Convay.


Mountain - & SAC huts nearby

The Mischabelhütte is located on a narrow rocky ridge between the Hohbalm and Fall glaciers at an altitude of 3,340 m asl, making it the third-highest SAC hut in Switzerland. The steep ascent (four hours from Saas-Fee, three hours from Hannigalp) is strenuous, but the reward at the top is more than worth it. The view into the distance and into the depths is breathtaking!

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The Domhütte is a central starting point for climbing 7 four-thousanders and offers a dreamlike mountain scenery for mountaineers and hikers. It is located in a high alpine landscape and can be reached from Randa in about 4.5 hours via a high alpine approach. The trail leads first through a beautiful larch forest and then over rocks to the hut. Adventurous! The ascent over the rocks is always well secured with ropes, ice axes or ladders. Ibex, marmots and even snow grouse are not uncommon. Once you have reached 2,940 meters above sea level, you can enjoy a magnificent panorama from the hut, which was completely renovated in 2012.

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Mountain guide offices

If you have any questions or would like to book a tour, the mountain guide offices in Saas-Fee/Saastal are happy to help.

To the mountain guide offices


Surrounding glaciers

Hohbalm glacier

Hohbalm glacier is a glacier on the eastern side of the Mischabel group in the Valais Alps. It is located between Lenzspitze (4294 m), Nadelshorn (4327 m) and Ulrichshorn (3925 m). The glacier is 3 kilometers long and covers an area of 2 square kilometers.