Even though the Fluchthorn is just below the 4000m altitude zone, it can score with a view of the fascinating Monte Rosa east face. The summit is surrounded by imposing glaciers as well as the Allalinhorn, Rimpfischhorn and Strahlhorn. On this popular day ski tour, you march 3 hours 870m uphill from the Britannia Hut. After you have enjoyed the view on the Fluchthorn, the almost endless descents into Mattmark and down to Saas-Almagell begin.
The Strahlhorn is one of the easiest four-thousand-metre peaks. However, there are a few crevasses along the way, which is why the Strahlhorn should only be climbed with an experienced mountain guide. The day tour starts early in the morning at the Britannia Hut. You cross the Hohlaub and Allalin glaciers and then reach the Adler Pass (3789 m above sea level). From here you climb another 400 metres in altitude until you reach the summit of the Strahlhorn. The ascent of 1260 metres in altitude takes about 5 hours. At the summit you enjoy the breathtaking view of the Monte Rosa east face. The way back is via the same route back to the Britannia Hut.
You are physically fit, have already absolved a couple of ski tours and now need a new challenge? Then you should attack the Alphubel. The ascent is made roped up through huge crevasse zones to steep couloirs. After numerous hairpin bends with crampons, you reach the summit. The Alphubel is one of the most difficult tours in the Saas Valley. As a reward, a 2400-metre descent down to Saas Fee awaits you.
If you already have plenty of experience in ski touring, this winter ascent is just right for you. The ascent leads over a large crevasse zone on the Fee glacier up to the Feejoch. Depending on the snow conditions, you will go up to the summit on skis or with crampons. Once on the summit, you will be rewarded for your efforts with a wonderful view of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Piz Bernina.
This tour is an insider tip and offers not only a good glacier tour but also a great downhill run to Saas-Almagell. The tour starts at the Metro-Alpin window and crosses the Hohlaub glacier. After two hours of walking, you reach the foot of the Fluchthorn. Here the descent begins over the "Hängend Glacier" to Schwarzbergalp and further over the Mattmark dam to Saas-Almagell.