First stage of the Nadelhorn ascent: scenic ascent from Gasenried to the Bordierhütte.
The Nadelhorn (4327 m) is located in the Valais Alps and belongs to the Mischabel group. This is the second highest mountain massif in Switzerland after the Monte Rosa Group. If you look at the Mischabel Group from the north, the Nadelhorn stands out like a needle from the sea of peaks. However, the mountain got its name for a different reason: On the ascent from the Dom to the Festjoch, one recognises an oval hole near the summit, the „Nadelloch“.
Three ridges lead to the small and pointed summit of the Nadelhorn: from the northwest üvia the Stecknadelhorn, from the northeast üvia the Windjoch and from the southeast üvia the Lenzspitze and the Nadeljoch.
This stage serves as an approach to the Bordierhütte and is the shorter and easier of the two. It captivates with its impressive scenery and also serves as a day tour for less experienced mountaineers.
Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language
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