Wisshorn is located immediately north of Zermatt. It is an easy walk-up mountain, which can be reached in four hours following the Edelweiss path. Views are spectacular as one walks through a canyon with waterfalls. After one hour one comes to Pension Edelweiss and there after it takes an hour again to reach the Hotel Trift. Having a meal in one of the places makes a difference for usual mountaineering. Both places are also used to climb; Zinal Rothorn, Unter Gabelhorn, Wellenkuppe, Ober Gabelhorn, Platthorn, Mettelhorn, Hohenbalm and naturally Matterhorn.

Wisshorn is one of the easiest mountains to climb on from the Zermatt town and ideal for those who do not have good mountain experience, but would like to climb a mountain or watch friends climbing on the higher peaks !

Maybe there will be telescopes here one day !

Elevation (feet): 9,633
Elevation (meters): 2,936
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 46.037373
Longitude: 7.734418
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Geneva
Convenient Center: Zermatt

Thanks to Roy Lindman and Marshall Hall for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

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  • Log #22041 - by Roy Lindman on Aug 11, 2010
    I stayed overnight in the Pension Edelweiss, where many famous climbers have started theirs climbs. 300 meters higher from Zermatt on top of the cliff having magnificent views. I had breakfast about...