Photo by Karl Gemperli, all rights reserved.

Text by Frank Verwijs:

Liskamm is a high ridge, steep on each side, and heavily glaciated. The traverse from the west to the east, is one of the finest routes in the area. The second part is however somewhat less easy (a hell of a lot more difficult than other easy peaks in the Alps such as Dom, MontBlanc, Castor etc.) You can start at the Quintino Sella Cabin at more than 3500m. If you don't have much experience on combined tours (ice and easy to moderate rocks), it is much recommended to hire a guide ( If you want to save some money don't pick a guide from Zermatt, they are even more expensive then elsewhere in the Alps.) Try for instance an Italian guide or one from the Saas-valley ( Bergsteigerschule Weissmies 3910 Saas Grund, also on the Internet).See also: Liskamm West

Elevation (feet): 14,852
Elevation (meters): 4,527
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland/Italy
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 45.9225
Longitude: 7.835556
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Year first climbed: 1861
First successful climber(s): six Swiss guides and seven tourists from England
Convenient Center: Zermatt, Gresonney