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Schreckhorn south-west ridge

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  • Herrliche Aussicht vom Gipfel des Schreckhorns; Obers Ischmeer in der Tiefe, links das Oberaarhorn
    Herrliche Aussicht vom Gipfel des Schreckhorns; Obers Ischmeer in der Tiefe, links das Oberaarhorn
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Climbing
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Distance 24.5 km
23:00 h
3,124 m
3,124 m
4,078 m
1,364 m
Challenging high altitude tour in high alpine surroundings to the northernmost and probably most difficult peak of the Bernese Alps - the Schreckhorn.

The Schreckhorn (4078 m) is located in the Bernese Alps in the canton of Bern. Superlatives are no stranger to the summit: the Schreckhorn is the northernmost four-thousand-metre peak in the Alps and thus also the northernmost four-thousand-metre peak in Europe. It is also considered one of the most difficult four-thousand-metre peaks in the Bernese Alps to climb. Although the approach to the hut and the ascent of the Schreckhorn are quite long, the effort is worth it: the hut approach is through a high-alpine landscape and the quality of the Aaregranite on the south-west ridge makes mountaineers' hearts beat faster. The tour described here is the ascent of the Southwest Ridge to the Schreckhorn. The first stage serves as an approach to the Schreckhorn Hut and is the shorter and easier of the two. It impresses with an impressive, high alpine landscape and a beautiful trail on narrow paths, past waterfalls, over streams, secured sections and ladders. > For the second stage of the


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Profile picture of Hartmut Wimmer Author Hartmut Wimmer 
True to the slogan “Only on new paths you leave visible traces” I am a passionate hiker and explorer. I love to be in the mountains, regardless of the activity. I am the founder and CEO of Outdooractive, thus turning my hobby into a career spending my whole time with my passion. By the way, we are always looking for people to join our team at Outdooractive, maybe you will find your future job here:

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