The Strahlhorn is the most southerly 4,000-metre peak around Saas-Fee. It is rarely climbed. The glacier ascent to the summit reveals magnificent panoramic views.
Height 4,190 m
First ascent 15 August 1854
First climbed by Christopher Smyth, Ulrich Lauener, Edmund J. Grenville, Franz-Josef Andenmatten
Tips for visitors
Saas-Fee – Felskinn (Balm) – Mittelallalin (Metro funicular)
Tips for hikers
Saas-Fee: Felskinn (Balm) – Britannia hut (possibly with mountain guide)
Strahlhorn: tips for mountaineers
Mountain guide necessary
Long glacier tour
Between two mountain giants The Strahlhorn lies close to Saas-Fee, half-way between the Mischabel group and the Monte Rosa massif, just a few kilometres from the Italian border.
Origin of name The Strahlhorn has always provided a rich yield of needle quartz, known as “Schtrale” in the Zermatt dialect – hence the mountain’s name. Today, the mountain is almost completely covered by glaciers.