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From Gasenried to Bordierhütte

Mountain Hike · Switzerland
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  • Überquerung des Riedbaches
    Überquerung des Riedbaches
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Premium
m 3000 2500 2000 1500 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Bordierhütte SAC (2886 m)
Distance 8.2 km
4:20 h
1,260 m
11 m
2,886 m
1,635 m
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.


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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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