Adlerhorn

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Adlerhorn

Photo of the Adlerhorn
The NW flank of the Adlerhorn next to the Strahlhorn

General
Elevation 3,988 m13,083.99 ft
2.478 miles
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Massif Mischabel
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Coordinates
DMS Coor. 46°0´30"N, 7°53´20"E
Swiss Coor. 634876 / 95395
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Adler Glacier, Adlerpass, Città di Luino Bivouac, Eugenio Sella Hut, Fluchthorn, Rimpfischhorn, Schwarzberg Weisstor, Strahlhorn
Alpinist's Info
Topo. Map SLK 1348: Zermatt
Easiest Route Rating PD PD
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[edit] General information

The Adlerhorn (3,988 m13,083.99 ft
2.478 miles
) 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)

SidCrward,Eome Rodri, anch'io sono curioso di vedere se Sertes porrà davvero una certa domanda a MM, come ieri sembrava risoluto a fare. Resto in attesa di sviluppi.La domanda in questione è alla fine del video della seconda parte delle domande.

#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+)

SidCrward,Eome Rodri, anch'io sono curioso di vedere se Sertes porrà davvero una certa domanda a MM, come ieri sembrava risoluto a fare. Resto in attesa di sviluppi.La domanda in questione è alla fine del video della seconda parte delle domande.

#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

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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