Alphubel

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The Alphubel (4206 m) is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. It is part of the Mischabel range, which culminates at the Dom (4,545 m). The first ascent of the mountain was by Leslie Stephen and T. W. Hinchliff with guides Melchior Anderegg and Peter Perren on 9 August 1860, starting at Täsch and via the south-east ridge and the Alphubeljoch. From the summit you see across the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa.

Elevation (feet): 13,799
Elevation (meters): 4,206
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 46.062257
Longitude: 7.864389
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1860
First successful climber(s): Leslie Stephen, T. W. Hinchliff, Melchior Anderegg, and Peter Perren
Nearest major airport: Geneva
Convenient Center: Saas Fee

Thanks to MMag. phil. Bernhard Fleisch and Marshall Hall for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 12 trip reports for Alphubel.

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  • Log #21859 - by Koen on Jan 24, 2010
    Started out from Mischabel bivak (which is a really nice cabin hanging on the start of the alphubel north ridge) and climbed to the summit in about 2 hours. Easy climb great view.
  • Log #21733 - by Uwe Dengler on Aug 09, 2009
    Climbed the Alphubel via the Feegrat and the southeast ridge "Eisnase". Still an easy climb, but significantly more difficult than the Allalinhorn which we did the day before. Do it witha guide...
  • Log #4266 - by Christine Theodorovics on June 24, 2004
    Were on top in a complete blizzard with no view at all....
  • Log #4267 - by Ben Bonnaerens on June 19, 2004
    Demanding climb from the Tash-hutte through 1500altimeters of melting,soft snow.Didn't see anything from the top because of the white-out :-(
  • Log #4268 - by Gui on Sep 05, 2003
    quiet mixed climb ( we were alone ) very cold, you meet the sun when you reach the summit. ( west face of the mountain ) last 300 m in the rock face is the hardest part of the climb ( AD+ / D )
  • Log #4269 - by Alex van Houten on Aug 19, 2003
    3 1/2 hours ascent from Mittel Allalin trough feejoch and over feekopf. Upper section under top nicely steep and icy. Weather was excellent, clear view al the way to MontBlanc. Descent over normal...
  • Log #4270 - by Klaus Tscherrig on June 08, 2003
    As a local mountainguide I offer climbs to all 4000 meter peaks in Switzerland. See you soon!
  • Log #4271 - by isabel Breyer on Sep 17, 2002
    Great Tour ! Thanks to Aldo ( Bergführer Saas Fee)
  • Log #4272 - by Steve Moulding on Feb 01, 2002
    Solo of SE Ridge. Good visibility. Snow and Ice all the way from the glacier. Upper sections steep and icy.
  • Log #4274 - by Otto Schapendonk on June 15, 2001
    Solod the South-east ridge, nice route. No visibility at the top.
  • Log #4275 - by Hallbjörn Staurset on June 01, 2001
    Easy climb from mittel-allalin, in good weather.
  • Log #4276 - by sam stradamus on Mar 18, 2001
    We started from the Tasch-hutte and got to the summit in 4 hours. There is one piece of the route where the ice becomes somewhat steeper, but in general this route isn't too difficult. When the...