Strahlhorn - Normal route from the Britannia hut - Adlerpass - Valais E - Pennine Alps E - Switzerland

Strahlhorn - Normal route from the Britannia hut

Adlerpass - Valais E - Pennine Alps E - Switzerland

Information
Length17145m
Min / max altitude2989m / 4190m
Duration2 days
Main facingNE
Route typereturn_same_way
Glacier gear required
Source

Approach # to the Britannia Hut, 30mins

Cable car to Felskinn 2989m, take the horizontal track, (piste basher track) to the Egginerjoch then cross a scree slope to the SE to the hut.

Route

From the Britannia hut, descend 120m, then cross the Hohlaub glacier to pass at about 2900m the spur coming down from the Hohlaubgrat (Pte 3144m). Continue up the Allalin Glacier towards the Adlerpass (3789m). A little before the col, climb up towards the WNW ridge to join it about 100m above the col. Reach the summit by the gentle slopes between the WNW and N ridges.

Descent

By the same route.

Variant

One can descend directly down the small glacial valley without going onto the ridge above the col. (Careful: large crevasses.) There is a 50-100m climb back up to the hut. (Risk of snow slides)

  • No great difficulties but some superb views.
  • The Britannia hut is very comfortable, with feather beds and music in the morning to wake you up.
  • Possibility to bivouac near the hut or on the glacier.
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