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Via Ferrata
Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata Mittaghorn 3144 m.a.s.l.

Open Beginning July until end of September
Location Saas-Fee 1800 m.a.s.l.
Highest point 3144 m.a.s.l.
Start of the climb ca. 2800 m.a.s.l.
Departure point Seilbahnstation Morenia 2550 m.a.s.l.
Time required From Morenia station to the start of the climbing route: 1.5 hrs. From the start of the climb to the summit: 1.5 hrs. Descent from the summit to Plattjen: 1.5 - 2 hrs. Plan 4.5 - 5 hrs for the whole tour.
Degree of difficulty K2-3
Special note Full-day alpine tour. An early st art is essential. Go on this tour only if the weather is good. At the beginning of summer there may still be snow on some smetsches on the way down. It is important to wear appropriate shoes. Very well marked! Complete the descent via Plattjen or Britannia - Felskinn.

Guided tours

Saas-Fee Guides
Obere Dorfstrasse 53
CH-3906 Saas-Fee

Tel. +41 957 44 64
E-Mail: info@saasfeeguides.ch
www.saasfeeguides.com

Via Ferrata Jegihorn 3206 m.a.s.l.

Open Mid-June until End September/Mid-October
Location Saas-Grund 1556 m.a.s.l.
Highest point 3206 m.a.s.l.
Start of the climb ca. 2800 m.a.s.l.
Departure point Kreuzboden cable-car station 2400 m.a.s.l. or Weissmies mountain hut 2726 m.a.s.l.
Time required From Kreuzboden: 1h10. Weissmies mountain hut: 35 min. From the start of the climb to the summit: 3 - 4 hrs. Descent from the summit to Kreuzboden: 1¾ hrs. Plan 7 - 8 hrs for the whole tour.
Degree of difficulty K3
Special note 1000 metres steel rope, 5 ladders, 400 hooks (steps, holds), steel rope-bridge. An additional leg was added in summer 2016: a 120 metre-long rope-bridge with wooden steps, a 15 metre-high net and 50 metre-long climbing route section with a class 4 degree of difficulty. This alpine tour requires a full day. An early start (with the first cable-car) is essential. Go on this tour only if the weather is good. At the beginning of summer there may still be snow on some smetches on the way down. It is import ant to wear appropriate shoes.

Guided tours

Active Dreams
Carlo Burgener
CH-3910 Saas-Grund

Tel. +41 79 328 63 64
E-Mail: carloburgener@bluewin.ch
www.activedreams.ch

Mini Via Ferrata 1560 m.a.s.l.

Open Beginning of July until end September
Location Saas-Grund 1556 m.a.s.l.
Highest point 1700 m.a.s.l.
Start of the climb Valley station Kreuzboden/Hohsaas 1560 m.a.s.l.
Departure point Valley station Kreuzboden/Hohsaas 1560 m.a.s.l. From cable car station to entry: 5 Min. From entry to peak: 60 Min.
Time required Descent from peak to Saas-Grund: 20 Min. (alternative: abseiling with a mountain guide). Plan 1 h 25 min for the entire tour.
Degree of difficulty K3
Special note Short, racy tour that only takes about 1.5 hours. Good opportunity to learn and practice the technique of via ferrata. Good shoes are required. You’ll need to use a locked ladder right at the entry. Pick up the keys at Hotel Alpha or Intersport Zurbriggen. Fee: CH F 20, deposit key CHF 30.
   

Guided tours

Active Dreams
Carlo Burgener
CH-3910 Saas-Grund

Tel. +41 79 328 63 64
E-Mail: carloburgener@bluewin.ch
www.activedreams.ch

 

Alpiner Jägerweg

Open Early July to end of September
Location Saas-Balen 1483 m.a.s.l.
Highest point -
Start of the climb Dorfplatz Saas-Balen 1483 m.a.s.l.
Departure point Dorfplatz Saas-Balen 1483 m.a.s.l.
Time required The tour is not technically difficult and takes about 2.30 hours. Usually we do the tour in the late afternoon and enjoy the evening sun.
Degree of difficulty K2
Special note This tour can only be done with a mountain guide who knows the area. Everyone is always enthusiastic. Requirements: some sportiness, free from giddiness, surefooted. Equipment: good shoes are important (harness, helmet and rope are provided by the guide)

Guided tours

Bergführer Beat Burgener
Guide Allalin/Gorge Alpine
CH-3910 Saas-Grund

Tel. +41 78 825 82 73
E-Mail: beatburgener@bluewin.ch
www.guideallalalin.ch
www.gorge-alpine.ch

Via Ferrata del Lago 3137 m.a.s.l.

Open Beginning of July to end of September
Location Zwischbergen 1326 m.a.s.l. / Saas-Almagell 1670 m.a.s.l.
Highest point 3137 m.a.s.l.
Start of the climb Approx. 2850 m.a.s.l.
Departure point Gondo / Zwischbergen / Andolla mountain hut IAC
Time required 1st day: Zwischbergen - Chäller - Passo Andolla 2418 m 4 hrs, descent to the Andolla mountain hut 2052 m, 40 mins 2nd day: Andolla mountain hut – start of the climb 2 ½ hrs, start of the climb – Sonnigpass, 2 hrs, Sonnigpass – Almageller mountain hut 2 hrs
Degree of difficulty K3
Special note Long alpine tour requiring 2 days. This tour should only be undertaken if good weather is assured. Although the way is well marked, this tour requires good physical condition, sure-footedness and experience of hiking in the Alps. On the descent from the Sonnig pass stretches of snow are to be expected, in the late summer an easy glacier with no snow has to be traversed. Good shoes and one ice-pick per group are recommended.

Difficulty levels

K1 Easy
K2 Easy to moderately difficult, somewhat strenuous or exhausting at times
K3 Largely difficult, strenuous and exhausting
K4 Very difficult, very strenuous and very exhausting
K5 Extremely difficult, as very strenuous and extremely exhausting
K6 Extremely difficult, very strenuous and extremely exhausting, verygood climbing technique required