The trail to the start leads from the Britannia Hut in the direction of the Glaciertrail/Mattmark. The first challenge starts right at the start, where it goes up on the rock and over individual climbing aids to an easier traverse in the rock. With a view of the Britannia Hut, the track then climbs again and doesn't get boring. After about two thirds of the via ferrata, the rock forms a small "plain" that invites you to take a breather. After this "plain ", the track leads through the most spectacular part to the ridge of the Hinner Allalin. Here the spectacular view opens up on all sides.
The blue-white-marked descent goes down to the Hohlaub glacier and back to the Britannia Hut. There may be snowfields in some places at any time.
- Pay attention to the weather conditions.
- Plan enough time.
- Check with the mountain guide offices about any special features and take a guide if you have no experience in via ferrata.
Tips and hintsSaastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
Getting thereSaas-Fee/Saas Valley can easily be reached by car from all directions, whether from Switzerland or abroad. From the north you can reach us via Bern via the Lötschberg car transport. From the east you come over the Furka Pass or the Furka car transport. From the south you can reach us via the Simplon Pass or Simplon car transport and from the west you drive via Lausanne along the Rhône valley to Visp and from there towards Saas-Fee.
From Visp, drive south in the direction of Saas-Fee. At the "Killerhof" roundabout after Stalden, take the second exit towards Saas-Fee. In Saas-Grund, turn right after the church in the direction to Saas-Fee.
ParkingYou will find parking spaces in the car park directly at the entrance to Saas-Fee.
- Via ferrata equipment
- Good footwear
- Outdoor clothing
- Weather-dependent clothing: always carry a waterproof jacket with you
- Sun protection
- Tea/water bottle
- Binoculars (optional)
- Photo camera
- Hiking poles (optional)
- Map/ printout of the trail (click on "Print" to download)
- First Aid Kit