This peak is by many considered as one of the most beautiful peaks of Switzerland. Its summit consists of rock only; There is no easy way up, moderate rock-climbing is involved, the quality of the rocks (granite) is good. Bietschorn can either be reached from the north; from the valley of Lötschental or from the south, from the uninhabited valleys of Bietschtal, and Baltschiedertal. From the Baltschiedertal and Lötschental, frequent climbs are made on the mountain, in contrast to Bietschtal. Above the Lötschental and Baltschiedertal are mountain cabins; in the Bietschtal are no cabins, barely even tracks! If you are planning to tackle the mountain from the south, it is gonna take some time: the valleys begin in the Rhone-valley which is at about 600-700m above sea-level; The mountain nearly 4000m, and the valleys pretty long, so good luck if you want to accomplish this in two days!

Elevation (feet): 12,907
Elevation (meters): 3,934
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Latitude: 46.39125
Longitude: 7.85075
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Nearest major airport: Geneva
Convenient Center: Baltschiederklause, Visp, Kippel,Willer

Thanks to Frank Verwijs and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

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

There are 2 trip reports for Bietschhorn.

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  • Log #11869 - by Tobias Göring on Oct 29, 2001
    Summited with Hans Bahr via North-Ridge, down via normal way back to bietschhorn hut. Best conditions.
  • Log #11870 - by Christoph Stumpi Suter on Aug 01, 2000
    A wonderful mountain with a lot of new snow at this date.