The lightest 4000

6 days, 4 TN, perfect for newcomers to high altitude touring with condition
    The easiest four-thousanders
    The easiest four-thousanders
    The easiest four-thousanders

It goes high for high altitude touring beginners

Breithorn (4,165 m), Strahlhorn (4,190 m), Allalinhorn (4,027 m), Bishorn (4,153 m) and Alphubel (4,206 m) are considered technically easy four-thousand-metre peaks. Nevertheless, the normal routes are anything but boring "glacier hikes". Even the Valais Breithorn surprises with a bold summit ridge and fantastic views. On the Allalinhorn, wild glacier crevasses are impressive, the Alphubel, like the Bishorn, offers serious high-altitude touring ambience and the Strahlhorn is one of the four-thousand-metre classics. To reach the respective summits, you not only need to be in good physical condition for an ascent of up to five hours and be suitably acclimatized, but above all you need an appropriate pace, good weekly planning and the right timing on day X to reach the day's goal as effectively as possible and with minimal risk, taking into account the day's temperature and other factors. The panorama from the individual peaks is simply phenomenal and a fair reward for the effort.
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Program and schedule

Tour schedule
Moni's recommendation
  • State certified mountain guide:in
  • Hut reservation
  • Edelrid mountaineering equipment with crampons, ice axe, helmet, climbing harness
  • Online training (1 h)
  • Course documents

Additional costs

  • Hotel accommodation with half board (paid on site)
  • Costs mountain railroads
  • Snacks, drinks
  • Arrival, possibly parking fees

Day 1: Meeting points in Saas Grund, repetition of crampon technique on the Trift glacier.

2nd day: Ascent of the Allalinhorn (4,027 m) via the normal route from Mittelallalin.

Day 3: Depending on conditions Strahlhorn (4,190 m) or change of hut or hut ascent.

Day 4-5: Depending on the weather and conditions, ascent of Breithorn (4,165 m), Bishorn (4,154 m) or Alphubel (4,206 m).

Day 6: Reserve day, journey home.


Note on program changes: 

All courses and guided tours are conscientiously organized and carried out in accordance with the safety standards of the Vivalpin Mountain and Ski School with qualified specialists (e.g. mountain and ski guides, mountain hiking guides, etc.). The provisional tour program may be adjusted for safety-related reasons, such as bad weather, dangerous conditions, unforeseen natural events or inadequate conditions of the participants. The final program will be decided by the guide on site.

  • Up to 1,500 m ascent and 1,900 m ascent in descent
  • Condition for up to 6 h ascent
  • Surefootedness and A head for heights
  • Mountain Experience, Experience in walking with crampons or ice course
  • see also on our blog: Preparation for high and four-thousand-meter tours

"For many people, the easy four-thousand-meter peaks are the first step into the world of alpine touring. You can prepare well by improving your physical condition, by testing your equipment, especially your shoes, and above all by arriving a few days before and acclimatizing.
On all summit ascents, you will be well secured to your guide's rope and will quickly become accustomed to walking with crampons."

Moni Hümmer
State certified mountain and ski guide
since 2020 with VIVALPIN

4 TN

Meeting point at 12:00 noon at Pension Heimo in Saas Grund (parking available)

Support points are the Pension Heino and SAC huts (Brittania hut, Cab. De Tracuit,...).

6 days

Arrival by public transport, but possible transfers must be clarified in advance with the mountain guide

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