Hübschhorn

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Hübschhorn (3192 m) is the mountain that raises directly above the Simplon pass (2005 m), on its south-east side. It can be climbed in 3 hours from the pass. Although the mountain dominates the pass, there is no single sign about the direction for climbing. Hence, finding the starting point of a route can be tricky especially if one starts at dark.

The most direct way to climb Hübschhorn is to go from the road (or from the Simplon Hospiz) towards the lake (Rotelsee) that is just at the foot of the mountain. From there, one should go directly up towards the electric power tower, pass the water reservoir from the left side, and continue all the way up towards the ridge (that has general southwest-northeast direction). In this part there is a slight path, and also some blue marks on rocks, that help indeed finding the way. After going shortly along the ridge, one passes to the south-west side of the mountain in order to avoid huge rocks on the ridge. After that one is again close to the ridge till the summit.

The summit is elongated in nearly the same southwest-northeast direction, there is a big cairn at its beginning, marking the highest point at this end, and a metal cross at the other end that can be reached in about 10 minutes.

Elevation (feet): 10,472
Elevation (meters): 3,192
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Lepontine Alps
Latitude: 46.237386
Longitude: 8.0575
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Bern
Convenient Center: Brig

Thanks to J. Vranjes for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

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  • Log #22060 - by J. Vranjes on Aug 27, 2010
    Climbed starting from the Rotelsee, which is located just behind the Simplon Hospiz, and walked directly up, in the south-east direction. Started at 6:30 AM and arrived to the summit 3 hours later....