Fieschersattel

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Fieschersattel

Photo of the Fieschersattel
West side of the Fieschersattel between Gross Fiescherhorn (left) and Hinter Fiescherhorn (right)

General
Elevation 3,923 m12,870.735 ft
2.438 miles
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Bernese Alps
Massif Fiescherhorn Group
Between Hinter Fiescherhorn
Gross Fiescherhorn
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Coordinates
DMS Coor. 46°32´57"N, 8°3´55"E
Swiss Coor. 648060 / 155511
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Ewigschneefeld, Fiescherhorn Group, Fiescherjoch, Gross Fiescherhorn, Gross Grünhorn, Grünegghorn, Hinter Fiescherhorn, Klein Fiescherhorn, Klein Grünhorn, Obere Buggel, Pfaffestecki, Walcherhorn, Wannenhorn Group
Alpinist's Info
Topo. Map SLK 1249: Finsteraarhorn
Easiest Route Rating PD PD
Map
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[edit] General information

The Fieschersattel (3.973 m) is a high mountain pass in the Bernese Alps, connecting the Ewigschneefeld and the Walliser Fiescherfirn in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.

The pass lies between the Gross Fiescherhorn on the north and the Hinter Fiescherhorn on the south. It is a famous crossing between the Mönchsjoch Hut and Finsteraarhorn Hut.

[edit] History

The Fieschersattel was first crossed by Fritz Bischoff with Peter Bohren and Peter Egger on 10 August 1871.

[edit] Routes

[edit] West Side (F)

Fieschersattel: West Side
Elevation 3,923 m12,870.735 ft
2.438 miles
Difficulty Rating F F
Type Snow / Glacier Duration 2h
Valley base Fiescheralp (2,212 m (7,257 ft)) Hut / hotel Konkordia Hut (2,850 m (9,350 ft))
Useful maps SLK 1249: Finsteraarhorn


From Concordia enter the Grünnegfirn. Be aware of big crevasses.

[edit] East Side (F)

Fieschersattel: East Side
Elevation 3,923 m12,870.735 ft
2.438 miles
Difficulty Rating F F
Type Snow / Glacier Duration 2h
Valley base Fiescheralp (2,212 m (7,257 ft)) Hut / hotel Finsteraarhorn Hut (3,048 m (10,000 ft))
Useful maps SLK 1249: Finsteraarhorn


From Finsteraarhorn Hut cross the Walliser Fiescherfirn upto the Fieschersattel.


[edit] Overview

Fieschersattel/overview
Mountain Hei. Location Range Massif P. Route Dif. Base Hut Type Dur. Maps

Hei.:Height, P.: Prominence, Dif.: Difficulty, Dur.: Duration
Type: S: Snow, I: Ice, G: Glacier, R: Rock
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 maps.


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