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Allalin - My first 4000 metre peak
Allalin - My first 4000 metre peak

The Allalin

My first four-thousander

The majestic Allalin (4027 m.a.s.l.) is the pride of the inhabitants of Saas. The mountain is visible from almost the entire Saas Valley and is illuminated at night during the high season.

Have you ever dreamed of standing on a four-thousand-metre peak?

The Allalinhorn makes it possible! The summit (4027 m asl) is considered one of the most impressive mountains in the Saas Valley and is absolutely suitable for budding summiters. With the company of a mountain guide and in good weather you can climb the Allalinhorn relatively "easily" with a little stamina and good surefootedness. It remains a 4000m peak - caution and respect is therefore still the highest command on the mountain.

 

What you need to know

Date 11 July - 26 September 2020
Start time season dependent - normal between 7.00 - 7.30 a.m.
Duration 2-2,5h ascent, approx. 1,5h descent
Route Normal route via Feejoch (3807 m a. s.l.)
Category Alpine High Tour
Requirements surefootedness (experience in alpine terrain), average fitness
Services Hotel accommodation, mountain guide, equipment, Metro Plus Ticket
Cancellation conditions For the overnight stays according to the terms and conditions and for the mountain tour you will receive a voucher which can be redeemed within one year.
Equipment Included in the package walking stick (with plate), crampons and climbing harness
Clothing good shoes (shoes must be suitable for crampons), weatherproof and warm clothing, hat or headband, rucksack (max. 30l), gloves
Food little but high-energy food (energy bars, gels etc.) and at least 1 litre of liquid (ideally in a thermos flask)
Children Children may only climb the mountain when accompanied by their parents. Please book a private tour directly with the mountain guide office.
Bad weather In case of bad weather the tour will be postponed. You will receive a voucher for the mountain tour which is valid for 1 year from date of purchase. You define the alternative date together with the mountain guide office.

We have accompanied and filmed a tour with "first climbers" for you. Click here for the adventure video:

 

Course of events My first 4000m peak

Arrival The journey is comfortable and easy. You can reach the valley station of the Alpin Express from the bus terminal in a few minutes on foot. From there, you first reach the Felskinn station, from where you continue with the world's highest underground, the Metro Alpin, to the Mittelallin station (3457 m above sea level). There you will also find the world's highest revolving restaurant and the spectacular ice pavilion at 5500 m³. Discover the mythical glacier world of the Fee glacier there.
Ascent The ascent runs over snowfields, glaciers and short stretches of rock. Within about two hours you climb the majestic Allalinhorn together with a mountain guide. By the way, you don't have to climb it, the mountain path leads from the world's highest revolving restaurant to the 500-metre-higher summit via an easily accessible path and is only equipped with a ladder at one point.
Descent You must also allow at least two hours for the descent. However, you will be able to relax and enjoy yourself after the mountain tour. In the world's highest revolving restaurant, you can enjoy Swiss and Valaisian specialities while enjoying a 360° view of the surrounding mountains. A nice hunter's tea on the deck chairs in front of the revolving restaurant is also highly recommended.
Overnight stay Conclude your mountain experience with a great overnight stay in the village of Saas-Fee. The Saas Valley offers more than 500 overnight accommodation possibilities. It doesn't matter whether you want to stay in an authentic mountain hut or in a luxurious 5-star hotel with an all-round wellness package.

"I have always admired the Allalin from the village. The ascent of the mountain and the subsequent rewarding views of the surrounding giants such as the Matterhorn and the Mont Blanc have given me a new perspective on our mountain world that I will not soon forget.

Nina Hostettler, mountain enthusiasts

Would you like to climb the Allalin without an overnight stay? 

Here you will find our mountain guide offices with which you can get in contact.

Our all-inclusive package for you!

Book your dream experience quickly and easily online.

Included in the package:

  • 2 nights in the accommodation of your choice
  • Mountain guide incl. equipment
  • Metro Plus Ticket
  • SaastalCard - cable cars and PostBus included!

from CHF 570.-