The Felikjoch, beside the Felikhorn, is the highest crossing in the Alps. The Felikhorn itself is an inconspicuous peak located just across the border in Italy.
The Felikhorn is barely discernible as a summit. The inconspicuous peak lies beside the Felikjoch, the highest crossing in the Alps.
Height 4,174 m
First ascent 19 August 1861
First climbed by William Edward Hall, Jean-Pierre Cachat, Peter Perren, Josef-Marie Perren, J.F. Hardy, J.A. Hudson, C.H. Pilkington, A.C. Ramsay, T. Rennison, F. Sibson, R.M. Stephenson, Franz Lochmatter, Karl Herr and Stefan Zumtaugwald
Mountain guide necessary
Serves as connecting summit between the Castor and Liskamm
Highest crossing in the Alps The Felikhorn is an inconspicuous 4,000-metre peak. It is located south-west of the Felikjoch, which can be reached in three hours from the new Monte Rosa hut or in one and a half hours from the Quintino Sella refuge (Italian Alpine Club, CAI). The Felikjoch is the highest crossing in the Alps for mountain tours. It connects the Matter valley to the Val de Gressoney, and links the new Monte Rosa hut with the Quintino Sella refuge via the Zwilling and Felik glaciers. It is especially useful for those who want to climb the Castor or the Liskamm from the Quintino Sella hut.