This peak belongs to the famous Nadelgrat pinnacle chain, north-west of Switzerland’s highest mountains.
Height 4,219 m
First ascent August 1869, exact date unknown
First climbed by Franz Biner, R.B. Heathcote, Peter Perren, Peter Taugwalder
Tips for visitors
St. Niklaus (railway), Jungen cable car
Tips for hikers
Randa - Rötiboden – Weisshorn hut
Hohbärghorn: tips for mountaineers
Mountain guide necessary
Part of the Nadelgrat ridge
Ideal option for ridge climb in mixed, high-altitude terrain
High vantage point with view of the Dom The Hohbärghorn is the third 4,000-metre summit of the Nadelgrat ridge, which consists of the Lenzspitze, Nadelhorn, Stecknadelhorn, Hohbärghorn and Dirruhorn. The ridge leads north-west from the Mischabel group, somewhat hidden between Saas-Fee and Randa. The Hohbärghorn, which is only 22 m lower than the neighbouring Stecknadelhorn, is glaciated on its north side (Ried Glacier), and rocky to the south. There is a magnificent view of the Dom from the summit.
Origin of name The earlier name of “Hohberghorn” was replaced by the dialect version a few years ago.