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Strahlhorn (4,190 m a.s.l.)

The Strahlhorn lies in the vicinity of Saas-Fee, half-way between the Mischabel group and the Monte Rosa, a few kilometres from the Italian border. Its summit is 4,190 metres above sea level. 

Origin of the name 
The Strahlhorn has always provided a rich yield of needle quartz, which is known as “Schtrâle” in the Zermatt dialect, thereby giving the mountain its present name. The mountain is almost completely covered by glaciers today.


4,190 m a.s.l.

First climbed

15th August 1854

First climbed by

Christopher Smyth, Ulrich Lauener, Edmund J. Grenville, Franz-Josef Andenmatten


Information for hikers

Different hiking tips with a view of the mountain

Felskinn (Balm) – Britanniahütte cabin

Information for excursions

Information about the various peaks

Saas-Fee – Felskinn (Balm) – Mittelallalin (Metro)

Information for mountaineers / alpinists

Valley location

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

Starting point

Britanniahütte cabin (3,030 m a.s.l.)

Various routes

The starting point for the ascent is the Britanniahütte cabin at
3,030 m a.s.l., which can be reached from Saas-Fee.

Refreshment areas / mountain cabins

Britanniahütte cabin (3,030 m a.s.l.)

Mountain guides-Experiences / Tips

The Strahlhorn is a very popular destination for ski touring. A glacier tour will require the appropriate equipment. There could be orientation difficulties on this route during bad weather. There is also the possibility of descending to Zermatt via the Adler Pass. (Findel glacier - Gant - Riffelalp - Zermatt)

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