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Lenzspitze (4,294 m a.s.l.)

The Lenzspitze belongs to the Mischabel group, and is the most remote summit on the Nadelgrat, a high-level ridge running in the north-south direction, and is located to the north of the Dom. It is the fourth summit of the Mischabel chain. The Lenzspitze is one of the best-known summits in the Alps due to its shape – a perfectly shaped pyramid with sharp edges and steep faces. 

Origin of the name 
In spring, the sun rises sets almost exactly behind the Lenzspitze as seen from Saas-Fee, whereby the mountain received its name (Lenz = spring). First climbed Clinton Thomas Dent climbed the Lenzspitze in 1870 together with the mountain guide Alexander Burgener and the porter Franz Burgener via the North-east face in the direction of the Nadeljoch, and then over the Nord-West Ridge to the summit. This route is hardly ever used nowadays. The first ascent over the North-east face was carried out by William Woodman Goodman on the 3rd August 1882, with the guides Ambros Supersaxo and Theodor Andenmatten. The North-East Flank, an ice wall with an angle of up to 55°, was conquered on the 7th July 1911 by Dietrich von Bethmann-Hollweg, together with Oskar and Othmar Supersaxo, by cutting steps. The face was descended on skis by Heini Holzer on the 22nd July 1972. 


4,294 m a.s.l.

First climbed


First climbed by

Clinton Thomas Dent, Alexander Burgener, Franz Burgener


Information for hikers

Different hiking tips with a view of the mountain

Täsch - Argischeis - Täsch
Randa -Schaliberg
Randa - Jatzalpe - Weisshornhütte

Information for excursions

Short, easy walks or hikes

Randa - Rötiboden

Information for mountaineers / alpinists

Valley location

Saas-Fee (1,803 m a.s.l.)
Randa (1,407 m a.s.l.)

Starting point

Mischabelhütte cabin (3,329 m a.s.l.)
Domhütte cabin (2,940 m a.s.l.)

Various routes

East-Northeast Ridge (ZS. IV-)

South Ridge (ZS-. III)

Linking ridge Lenzspitze / Nadelhorn (ZS, III+)

Refreshment areas / mountain cabins

Mischabelhütte cabin (3,329 m a.s.l.)

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