15 August 1854
First climbed by
Christopher Smyth, Ulrich Lauener, Edmund J. Grenville, Franz-Josef Andenmatten
Tips for visitors
- Saas-Fee – Felskinn (Balm) – Mittelallalin (Metro funicular)
Tips for hikers
- Saas-Fee: Felskinn (Balm) – Britannia hut (possibly with mountain guide)
Strahlhorn: tips for mountaineers
- Mountain guide necessary
- 2-day trip
- Long glacier tour
- Medium difficulty
Between two mountain giants
The Strahlhorn lies close to Saas-Fee, half-way between the Mischabel group and the Monte Rosa massif, just a few kilometres from the Italian border.
Origin of name
The Strahlhorn has always provided a rich yield of needle quartz, known as “Schtrale” in the Zermatt dialect – hence the mountain’s name. Today, the mountain is almost completely covered by glaciers.