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
- 2-day trip
- 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.