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The Jägihorn summit cross

The Jägihorn summit cross

Crossing the hanging bridge

Crossing the hanging bridge

Vertical climb

Vertical climb

The Jägihorn summit cross

The Jägihorn summit cross


Tour description

The panoramic Jägihorn Trail is a spectacular Alpine via ferrata with breathtaking views of the highest mountains in Switzerland. Located at a lofty 3,206 m a.s.l., the Jägihorn via ferrata is the highest in the western Alps. It was built within a relatively short space of time and is now considered one of the country’s greatest via ferratas. The Jägihorn is a KS3-graded via ferrata, but the alternative route (currently closed) would make it a KS4-5 trail. Around 400 pegs (steps and grips) and five ladders lead to the summit. Due to the via ferrata’s high altitude, some snow may still be on the ground in early summer – please tread carefully. Good and reliable weather conditions are a prerequisite for taking on this trail.

The trail starts on Kreuzboden and leads to the Weissmies Hut. From there, it follows the ridge of the lateral moraine along the Tälli Glacier in a northerly direction until the start of the via ferrata. The via ferrata then leads all the way up to the Jägihorn summit (please bring the necessary equipment). The descent sets off in a westerly direction over the mountain ridge, to a steep couloir leading to the “Tälli”. The trail then proceeds over Sandige Bode along the Triftbach stream to Kreuzboden, where a cableway provides a less demanding alternative to walking down to Saas-Grund. Please allow plenty of time to complete this trail (at least 7-8 hours).


Pay attention to the cableway timetable.

Make sure you plan enough time for the hike and be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes and good outdoor clothing.

Ask at the mountain guide offices about any additional particularities of the route and please take a guide if you have no previous experience with via ferratas.

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Places along the route: Kreuzboden - Weissmies mountain huts - Jägihorn - Weissmieshütte - Kreuzboden


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Tour history (B02030)

First published: Dienstag, 14. Mai 2013

Last updated: Dienstag, 5. Juli 2016

Tour published by: Presented by www.saas-fee.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 6.6 km | Time requirement: 7 h
Ascent: 839 m | Descent: 839 m
Highest point: 3206 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty K3

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See also

Saas-Fee/Saastal Tourismus
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Tel.: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
Homepage: www.saas-fee.ch

Bergbahnen Hohsaas AG
3910 Saas-Grund
Tel.: +41 27 958 15 80
E-Mail: info@hohsaas.info
Homepage: www.hohsaas.info

Fam. Anthamatten Armin und Irma
Haus Weissmies
3910 Saas-Grund
Tel. +41 27 957 25 54