|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1856|
|First successful climber(s):||E.L.Ames, J.J.Imseng, F.Andenmatten|
|Nearest major airport:||Geneva / Milano|
|Convenient Center:||Saas Grund|
A magnificent traverse if combined with an ascent of the neighbouring Fletschorn (3991m); descend due south from this summit to the Fletschorn joch (col) then take the easy but spectacular north ridge (a knife edge snow arete) - from the col approximately 900 metres interval, 2-3 hours. The summit is a north-south rock ridge, very narrow and exposed.
Descend the west face for a rapid return to Saas Grund. About 12-14 hours for round trip including the Fletschorn.
Thanks to foinaven for this description.
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 16 trip reports for Lagginhorn.
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- Log #22002 - by roger gaff on July 12, 2010Walked up from Saas Grund to the refuge cum restaurant above the ski uplift. From the Hohsaas hut we ascended the South Ridge of Lagginhorn which gave an interesting climb to the summit....descent...
- Log #21678 - by J. Vranjes on May 18, 2009Lagginhorn can be climbed within 7-8 hours directly from Saas Grund, no need to stay in huts (if you do not want to walk all the way up, alternative is to take lift to Kreuzboden, working hours are...
- Log #9679 - by David Morris on Nov 07, 2004Left the Hohsaas hut at 5:00 to do the South ridge. Got upto the col at sunrise and there was a fantastic temperature inversion. The view East was amazing. The ridge is straight forward untill a...
- Log #9681 - by roger gaff on Aug 31, 2004From the Hohsaas Hut having walked up from Saas Grund we ascended the South Ridge and descended the West Ridge. Some snow was encountered higher up but we were surprised by the awkwardness of the...
- Log #9682 - by
Jonathan Morgan on Nov 26, 2003Summited with Andrew Flynn August 2003. 1st ones to the top on fantastic day, clear blue skys etc. Fresh snow on the summit block made things bit trickier, criticised by climbers on way down for...
- Log #9684 - by Otto Schapendonk on Mar 11, 2002My first 4000-er. Climbed it solo in october 1995. Having the best view around I could imagine.
- Log #9685 - by Jeroen Caers on Jan 22, 2002For more info: see my site http://users.skynet.be/alpen
- Log #9686 - by Tobias Göring on Dec 11, 2001Good winter conditions, not to much snow, left weissmiess hut a few minutes past seven a.m., reached the summit at 11:50 a.m..The great thing: no people and fantastic sight this sunday
- Log #9687 - by Jan van der Straaten on Dec 18, 2000The day after we did the Weissmies, we did the Lagginhorn. We startd from the Hohsaashütte at about 4.00 AM. First you have to cross a small glacier at the bottom of the Lagginhorn. At the bottom of...
- Log #9688 - by David Ferrer on Dec 17, 2000My first 4000!! Magnificience and a splendid view of Weissmiess. Little ice from 3700 meters high... We could see all Mischabel's peaks.
- Log #9689 - by Anna & Maurizio Billo on Sep 16, 2000West Ridge. Easy climb, mountain in good conditions, just a little bit of ice near the summit. It's very strange from a so high summit don't be able to see the Matterhorn...cover, I think, by the...
- Log #9690 - by Remco Woutersen on Nov 06, 1999Did a traverse (SSW-ridge and down by the normal route) in terrible conditions. All the rock was covered in a thin layer of ice. It was a long day with no view. Still an interesting climb.
- Log #9691 - by Kaj Kulp on Sep 01, 1999Starting from Weismies hut we climbed the Fletschhorn and traversed to Lagginhorn. Nice route, excellent snow, but very cold.
- Log #9692 - by Zitha KRAEMER-BAUM on Aug 20, 1999My second mountain ever, as preparation for my first trip to the Himalayas, the same year. Having never been in the mountains before, I was amazed by the heap of loose stones which make the...
- Log #9693 - by Jim Sheehan on Aug 01, 1999Our intended peak for the day was the Weissmeiss, but as the thermometer was reading only -2 degrees celcius at 3 am we decided that the nearby rocky Lagginhorn was a safer option. Having crosses...
- Log #9694 - by Stefan Weber on June 07, 1999Fletschhorn - Lagginhorn Traverse with the DAV Tuttlingen