Who hasn't heard of the Weissmies, considered to be one of the easiest 4'000m mountains in the Alps to access? However, this mountain requires a good knowledge of alpine techniques and can, depending on the conditions, become a real challenge for climbers!
The normal route takes you through seracs and crevasses for an unforgettable experience. No one will be indifferent to these giants of ice. More experienced climbers may choose to tackle the magnificent, tapering north ridge of the same summit.
- Normal route: NW slope, PD-, mostly glacier route, round trip or traverse to Almagellerhütte
- North ridge: via the Lagginjoch, AD+, complete route mixing rock, then ice, with descent via the normal route
A very nice alternative to the Weissmies, the Lagginhorn can also be reached by two main routes. From Hohsaas, its normal route is reached by crossing under the west face of the mountain, on the flank, and then by joining the WSW ridge. Although the climb is not very difficult, it is still an alpine adventure, requiring mountain boots and often crampons and an ice axe in the early season.
The south ridge offers a beautiful and sometimes aerial route on mostly solid rock. It requires however to be comfortable with the techniques of progression on a ridge.
- Normal route: WSW ridge, PD, mostly rocky route, snow at the top in early season
- South ridge: via the Lagginjoch, AD-, rocky ridge and descent via the normal route
If until the 1950s this summit was part of the list of peaks over 4'000m, this is no longer the case today, probably due to the melting of the ice cap.
Nevertheless, the Fletschhorn is a magnificent goal to climb. There are many ways to climb it. The Fletschhorn - Lagginhorn traverse is even a major climb, combining two of the most beautiful peaks in the region!
This rock bastion offers numerous "pleasure" routes in moderate degrees of difficulty. Due to its southern exposure, the Jegihorn wall can be climbed most of the year.
While beginners will enjoy climbing the wall on 4th degree routes, more experienced climbers can try their hand at it in mountain boots. The well thought-out equipment and the rock are perfectly suited to this. The classic "Alpendurst" and "Panorama" routes offer superb climbing on red, sculpted rock.
But the summit can also be reached in two other ways: on foot, a blue-and-white signposted path leads to the cross. If you are not a climber and would like to get some adrenaline going, you can do the Via Ferrata!
From the top of the lifts, the "Glacier Walk" takes you along a route of about 1 hour to discover the peaks of the Saas Valley. Before descending to the hut, you will have the opportunity to stop at the edge of a small glacier lake. A nice walk to do with family or friends!
Hohsaas is the starting point for the most beautiful and physical mountain bike trail in the Saas Valley! The biketrail takes you through scree slopes and past the Weissmieshütte, before zigzagging along the river.
Since the end of August, a completely new flow trail has been available from Kreuzboden to Trift. It continues as a single trail to Saas-Grund. This means that you can make a descent of around 1,600 metres in height through a variety of landscapes and on both technical and rolling trails.