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Lenzspitze is the lowest summit of the
five main peaks of the Mischabel-group, the others being T?schorn,
Dom, Lenzspitze, and Nadelhorn. The climb is mostly done from the east, over the Hohbalmglacier- plateau, and then the north-east face; Not very steep ice-climbing (40 degrees).

When climbed from the east the usual starting point is at Saas-Fee(1800m), and you can stay the night at The Mischabel-cabin (3329). For good snow/ice conditions it is recommended to start early. When climbed from the west you can start at Randa, and spend the night at the Domh¸tte(2940); Qualified guides are available at Bergsteigerschule Weissmies, 3910
Saas-Grund (can be found on the Internet).

Elevation (feet): 14,088
Elevation (meters): 4,294
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 46.104639
Longitude: 7.868444
Nearest major airport: Geneva, Milano
Convenient Center: Saas Fee, Randa, T?sch

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 4 trip reports for Lenzspitze.

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  • Log #11941 - by Ola Sandstig on Dec 30, 2003
    NE-face looked steep and frightening, but got more human the closer we got. Conditions ok, but wach out for falling stones at the right part of the face (2003 was a hot summer). A guide got his gps...
  • Log #11942 - by Lorenz on Sep 17, 2003
    Very good conditions of the north face. I suffered the high altitude but that was my first 4000 of the season. The ridge to Nadelhorn is very long and not that easy. Keep that in mind if you want to...
  • Log #11943 - by Frank on Jan 19, 2001
    Nice conditions. Pretto ok for freeclimbing. It took us 2 hours and 15 min. to get on top.
  • Log #11945 - by Pierre Biedermann on Sep 30, 2000
    ascent by the northface, then traversee to the Nadelhorn and descent by the normal route of nadelhorn. very nice route, without peculiar difficulties