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Rimpfischhorn (4,199 m a.s.l.)

The Rimpfischhorn is a peak of the Mischabel group, and lies to the east of Zermatt. It is a demanding mountain for mountaineers, with a jagged top surrounded by magnificent glaciers. The Rimpfischhorn is regarded as a training mountain for the Matterhorn: anyone who proves himself/herself here is ready to climb the Matterhorn. 

Origin of the name 
The Rimpfischhorn received its name (derived from rimpfen = rümpfen = wrinkled) from its jagged north ridge. 

History / legend 
The German photographer, painter and draughtsman Albert Siebenmorgen was one of the oldest persons to ever climb the Rimpfischhorn. He was 78 years old at the time.


4,199 m a.s.l.

First climbed

09th September 1859

First climbed by

Melchior Anderegg, Leslie Stephen, R. Liveing, Johann Zumtaugwald


Information for hikers

Different hiking tips with a view of the mountain

Kristallweg (Rothorn paradise - Fluhalp - Stellisee - Blauherd)
5-Seenweg (Blauherd - Stellisee - Grindjisee - Grünsee - Moosjiesee - Leisee - Sunnegga paradise)
Naturweg (Riffelalp - Grünsee - Moosjisee - Leisee - Sunnegga paradise)

Mountain railway offers


Information for excursions

Information about the various peaks

You will obtain the best view of the Rimpfischhorn from Rothorn paradise.
Zermatt - Rothorn - Zermatt

Short, easy walks or hikes

Peak Collection hike

Information for mountaineers / alpinists

Valley location

Saas-Fee (1,803 m a.s.l.)
Zermatt (1,620 m a.s.l.)

Starting point

Fluhalp (2,618 m a.s.l.)
Britanniahütte cabin (3,030 m a.s.l.)

Various routes

WSW ridge, Rimpfischwäng ridge: WS2a 6 hours
Fluhalp – Pfulwe – Rimpfischsattel – Rimpfischhorn

From the Täschhütte cabin  WS 6 hours

Täschhüttte – Melich glacier – Rimpfischsattel - Rimpfischhorn

Refreshment areas / mountain cabins

Fluhalp (2,618 m a.s.l.)
Britanniahütte cabin (3,030 m a.s.l.)

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