The Blüemlisalphorn is the highest summit of the Blüemlisalp massif, in the central Berner Oberland. The standard route (NW ridge) is rated AD but the peak is more notable for its North face, a 500m snow/ice wall which is a good first Alpine North face climb (rating: D). Other peaks in the massif include Wyssi Frau (3650m), Morgenhorn (3623m), Oeschinenhorn (3486m), Fründenhorn (3369m) and Wildi Frau (3260m). Most climbs on the massif are accessed by the Blüemlisalphutte (SAC).

Elevation (feet): 12,008
Elevation (meters): 3,660
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Berner Oberland
Latitude: 46.5
Longitude: 7.76667
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1860
First successful climber(s): R Liveing, L Stephen, J Stone, M Anderegg, F Ogi, P Simond
Nearest major airport: Zürich
Convenient Center: Kandersteg

Thanks to David Metzler for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There are 2 trip reports for Blemlisalphorn.

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  • Log #10650 - by Jort Veen on Dec 25, 1999
    I climbed the north face in 1996 and it was my first real north face. When the conditions are good its a nice trip but the description in het guidebooks are not up to date. Because of the seracs near...
  • Log #10651 - by Fred Spicker on Sep 12, 1999
    Ascent via the NE Ridge - traverse from the Wyssi Frau. Beautiful!