Skitour on the Wasenhorn or Punta Terrarossa (3245.8 m above sea level)
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Pfad im Hintergrund das WasenhornPhoto: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Simplon Pass - From the Simplon Pass, head towards Chaltwassertälli. From the Monte Leone hut (2,848 m), head west on a pronounced plateau towards the Mäderhorn to the Mäderlücke. At the same height you cross the Wasenlücke northeast of the Mäderhorn. Ski depot at the foot of the first ridge upswing. You now follow the west ridge in beautiful and easy block climbing to the summit of the Wasenhorn / Punta Terrarossa.
Simplon Pass - The descent is via the ascent track. Depending on the assessment of the dangers, this can also vary.
Track typesShow elevation profile
Rest stopsHerberge Hospiz Simplon
Hotel Monte Leone
Safety informationSafe skiing, alpine, quite difficult tour. Only accessible in very safe conditions.
Block ridge, possibly ice ax and rope, good grip. The easy climbing over the west block ridge takes about 1.5 hours.
Disclaimer of liability
The inspection is at your own risk. Rapid changes in weather can occur. Be careful - don't put yourself in danger.
Walking on routes in alpine terrain requires good physical condition, serious preparation and technical knowledge in mountain sports. The ascent of the routes described is at your own risk. Brig Simplon Tourismus AG SAC and the authors assume no liability for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information provided. Liability claims of any kind against Brig Simplon Tourismus AG or against the authors are excluded.
Tips and hintsMore information about ski tours at: www.sac-cas.ch/de/huetten-und-touren
Questions about the Brig Simplon region: www.brig-simplon.ch
Public transportThe Simplon Pass or the Rothwald can be easily reached by post bus from Brig or Iselle.
Getting thereEasily accessible to the Simplon Pass or Rothwald by private vehicle or post bus.
ParkingParkplätze stehen im Rothwald und auf dem Simplonpass zur Verfügung
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274S Visp ISBN number: 978-3-302-20274-7
EquipmentComplete ski touring equipment including rope, ice ax and crampons.
- 3 Waypoints
- 3 Waypoints
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