Adlerhorn

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Je voudrais savoir où est ce qu’il est possible d’en trouver en France ? Parceque l’OZ c’est un peu loin ^^ et avec les frais de port d’internet j’ai peur que ça revienne plus cher que dans un shop qui importe directement… Merci d&1a;#728vance… =)

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[edit] General information

The Adlerhorn () is a Mischabel mountain in the Pennine Alps of Switzerland. The Adlerhorn is a rather unknown mountain and is mostly climbed in an ascent of the Strahlhorn coming from Zermatt.

The Adlerhorn is often mentioned as a subsidiary peak of the Strahlhorn, but is actually a peak on itself. But indeed, once you reach the summit of the Adlerhorn, one might as well continue to the summit of the Strahlhorn, which is not far away. The fact that the Adlerhorn is just below 4,000 m and the Strahlhorn is higher than the magic 4,000 m mark has certainly influenced people to take the Adlerhorn as a subsidiary peak compared to the Strahlhorn.

Looking from the S, the Adlerhorn is hardly distinguishable from the Strahlhorn, but from the N side one can clearly see the characteristic snowy summit.

[edit] Routes

[edit] West-South-West Ridge (PD)

Adlerhorn: West-South-West Ridge (edit infobox)
Summit Approach
Summit Adlerhorn () Valley base(s) Zermatt (1,608 m0.999 miles
5,275.591 ft
)
Route Type Mostly Snow, I - II (4 - 5 h) Hut Berghaus Flue (2,618 m1.627 miles
8,589.239 ft
)
Difficulty Rating PD PD Difficulty W1
Height Gains Hut - Summit: -2618 m-1.627 miles
-8,589.239 ft
    -    Valley - Hut: 1010 m0.628 miles
3,313.648 ft
    -    Valley - Summit: -1608 m-0.999 miles
-5,275.591 ft
Useful Maps SLK 1348: Zermatt (Maps)
#1: WSW Ridge route of the Adlerhorn ascent

From Berghaus Flue, follow a straight route to the E in the direction of the Città di Luino Bivouac. It is an easy hike on a hiking trail, of which the last part is on the Findel Glacier.

Instead of passing under the S face of the Adlerhorn, at a height of 3,160m, turn to the W ridge of the Pt.3,421m shoulder. Keep close to the rocks to avoid ceracs. Pass N of this height point and continue on the snow beyond to reach a new rocky ridge with loose stones. Climb this ridge to a height of 3,800m where you will meet snow again.

Now you have to climb the characteristic snow slopes of the Adlerhorn. Climb the snow slopes ENE at first and then ESE to reach the summit. The climb shouldn't give any difficulties as it is an easy, straightforward climb. See photo #1.

[edit] North-West Flank (PD+)

Adlerhorn: North-West Flank (edit infobox)
Summit Approach
Summit Adlerhorn () Valley base(s) Zermatt (1,608 m0.999 miles
5,275.591 ft
)
Route Type Snow, 45° (4 - 5 h) Hut Berghaus Flue (2,618 m1.627 miles
8,589.239 ft
)
Difficulty Rating PD+ PD+ Difficulty W1
Height Gains Hut - Summit: -2618 m-1.627 miles
-8,589.239 ft
    -    Valley - Hut: 1010 m0.628 miles
3,313.648 ft
    -    Valley - Summit: -1608 m-0.999 miles
-5,275.591 ft
Useful Maps SLK 1348: Zermatt (Maps)
#2: NW Flank route of the Adlerhorn ascent

There is an alternative route entirely on glacier and snow. From Berghaus Flue, head E in a straight line until you reach the place where the Findel Glacier and the Adler Glacier once met. Turn NE and follow the Adler Glacier in the direction of the Adlerpass. At a height of 3,450m turn ESE and climb the steep snow spur that leads to the summit of the Adlerhorn. See photo #2.

[edit] Multiday suggestions

The Adlerhorn is rather isolated and there are not many multiday possibilities. Return to Berghaus Flue or descent to the Britannia Hut are the only acceptable solutions. Be aware that a return to Berghaus Flue is much shorter than a descent to the Britannia Hut. Some suggestions:

[edit] Overview

Route Name Hei. Dif. Dur. (h) Type Rock ° Valley Hut S. Gain Maps
Adlerhorn: West-South-West Ridge 3,988 m2.478 miles
13,083.99 ft
DPD 4-5 Mostly Snow I-II Zermatt Berghaus Flue 1,370 m0.851 miles
4,494.751 ft
1348
Adlerhorn: North-West Flank 3,988 m2.478 miles
13,083.99 ft
EPD+ 4-5 Snow 45 Zermatt Berghaus Flue 1,370 m0.851 miles
4,494.751 ft
1348

Hei.:Height, Dif.: Difficulty, Dur.: Duration, S. Gain: Meters from hut to summit
Summit map is always listed first. If a map is used for 2 km and another map for 1 km, the 2 km map will be listed before the 1 km map. Overview of the Swiss maps & Italian maps.

[edit] Additional photos

[edit] Recommended books

      The Alpine 4000m Peaks by the Classic Routes by Richard Goedeke

      Valais Alps East: Selected Climbs (Alpine Club Guides) by Les Swindin

      Valais Alps West: Selected Climbs (Alpine Club Guides) by Lindsay Griffin

      Valais East: Zermatt - Saas - Fiesch (Rother Walking Guide) by Michael Waeber

      Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert) by Cathy Cosley

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