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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!

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.
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

 

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

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