Eggishorn Group

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Eggishorn Group

Photo of the Eggishorn Group
View on the Eggishorn Group ridge from the Bettmerhorn

Range Bernese Alps
Location Valais, Switzerland
Highest Point Eggishorn (2,934 m9,625.984 ft
1.823 miles
Eggishorn Group (Switzerland )
Eggishorn Group
Eggishorn Group
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[edit] General information

[edit] Geographic location

The Eggishorn Group is a small massif located in the southern part of the Bernese Alps in Valais, Switzerland. The massif contains a limited number of mountains, all lower than 3,000 m. The massif stretches from the Eggishorn in the north to the Riederhorn in the south and can generally be described as the massif south of the Wannenhorn Group (the Seebach river separates the two massifs).

The Eggishorn Group is bordered by the Rhone Valley in the south, the Fiescher Glacier in the east and the Aletsch Glacier in the west. The massif offers splendid views on the aforementioned valley and glaciers.

Overview of the Eggishorn Group

[edit] General mountaineering information

The Eggishorn Group offers limited mountaineering opportunities. There are just a few alpine possibilities starting from the Gletschertube and there is a via ferrata installed on the Eggishorn. However, due to its low altitude and lack of glacial character, an extensive trail network is available allowing hikes to be undertaken by the young and old.

Furthermore, the massif is a popular skiing domain in the winter season. There are a dozen ski-lifts installed, also enabling mountain bikers or hikers to make use of these in the summer season.


[edit] Overview of the summits

Mountain Elevation Prominence Country Location Massif Range
Bettmerhorn 2,872 m9,422.572 ft
1.785 miles
150 m0.0932 miles
492.126 ft
Switzerland Valais Eggishorn Group Bernese Alps
Eggishorn 2,934 m9,625.984 ft
1.823 miles
563 m0.35 miles
1,847.113 ft
Switzerland Valais Eggishorn Group Bernese Alps
Riederhorn 2,230 m7,316.273 ft
1.386 miles
Switzerland Valais Eggishorn Group Bernese Alps

[edit] Overview of the cols and passes

Pass Elevation Country Location Range Massif Pass Members

[edit] Overview of all the routes

Mountain Hei. Route Dif. Dur. (h) Type Rock ° Valley Hut Maps

Hei.:Height, Dif.: Difficulty, Dur.: Duration: Meters from hut to summit
Summit map is always listed first. If a map is used for 2 km and another map for 1 km, the 2 km map will be listed before the 1 km map. Overview of the Swiss maps & Italian maps.

[edit] Overview of the mountain huts

Hut Hut Type Massif Elevation Places Hut Phone Nr Starting Valley/Village(s)
Gletschertube Private Eggishorn Group 2,357 m7,732.94 ft
1.465 miles
34 0041 (0)27 971 47 83 Betten, Fiescheralp, Riederalp

[edit] Recommended books

      The Swiss Alps (Cicerone Guide) by Kev Reynolds

      The Alpine 4000m Peaks by the Classic Routes by Richard Goedeke

      Bernese Oberland: Selected Climbs (Alpine Club Guides) by Les Swindin

      Bernese Oberland East: Interlaken - Grindelwald - Meiringen (Rother Walking Guide) by Daniel Anker

      The Bernese Alps: A Walker's Guide (Cicerone Guide) by Kev Reynolds

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