Oberaarhorn

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Oberaarhorn

Photo of the Oberaarhorn
Summit ridge of the Oberaarhorn

General
Elevation 3,629 m11,906.168 ft
2.255 miles
Prominence 244 m0.152 miles
800.525 ft
Location Valais, Switzerland
Berne (canton), Switzerland
Range Bernese Alps
Massif Finsteraarhorn Group
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Coordinates
DMS Coor. 46°31´53"N, 8°10´28"E
Swiss Coor. 656451 / 153608
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Nearby Features
Aar Bivouac, Altmann (Finsteraarhorn Group), Finsteraarrothorn, Firehorn, Gemschlicke, Grunerhorn, Hinteres Galmihorn, Nollen (Finsteraarhorn Group), Oberaarjoch, Oberaarjoch Hut, Oberaarrothorn, Oberaarrotjoch, Obers Studerjoch, Roossehörner, Scheuchzerhorn, Studerhorn, Unders Studerjoch, Vorderes Galmihorn
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Fieschertal, Grimselpass, Jungfraujoch, Münster, Oberwald
Hut(s) Oberaarjoch Hut
Topo. Map SLK 1250: Ulrichen
Easiest Route Rating PD PD
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[edit] General information

The Oberaarhorn (3,631m) is a mountain in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland, in the Swiss canton Berne. The Oberaarhorn is in near vicinity of the Finsteraarhorn (4,274m) and reached easily by the Grimsel Pass. In the east of the Oberaarhorn you find the Oberaar Glacier and to the west the Studer Glacier, which has suffered heavily from global warming.

On the end of the south-ridge of the Oberaarhorn you find the Oberaarjoch Hut at 3,256m, a high located hut of the SAC-CAS. The Oberaarhorn is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski. With ski it is essential to have a minimal avalanche risk.

[edit] Routes

[edit] South Ridge (F)

Oberaarhorn: South Ridge (edit infobox)
Summit Approach
Summit Oberaarhorn (3,629 m2.255 miles
11,906.168 ft
)
Valley base(s) Fieschertal, Grimselpass, Jungfraujoch, Münster, Oberwald
Route Type Mostly Snow (1 - 1.5 h) Hut Oberaarjoch Hut (3,258 m2.024 miles
10,688.976 ft
)
Difficulty Rating F F Difficulty Rating F F
Height Gains Hut - Summit: 371 m0.231 miles
1,217.192 ft
Useful Maps SLK 1250: Ulrichen (Maps)

[edit] West Ridge (PD)

Oberaarhorn: West Ridge (edit infobox)
Summit Approach
Summit Oberaarhorn (3,629 m2.255 miles
11,906.168 ft
)
Valley base(s) Fieschertal, Grimselpass, Jungfraujoch, Münster, Oberwald
Route Type Snow and Rock, II (2 - 3 h) Hut Oberaarjoch Hut (3,258 m2.024 miles
10,688.976 ft
)
Difficulty Rating PD PD Difficulty Rating F F
Height Gains Hut - Summit: 371 m0.231 miles
1,217.192 ft
Useful Maps SLK 1250: Ulrichen (Maps)

[edit] Overview

Route Name Hei. Dif. Dur. (h) Type Rock ° Valley Hut S. Gain Maps
Oberaarhorn: West Ridge 3,629 m2.255 miles
11,906.168 ft
DPD 2-3 Snow and Rock II Fieschertal, Grimselpass, Jungfraujoch, Münster, Oberwald Oberaarjoch Hut 371 m0.231 miles
1,217.192 ft
1250
Oberaarhorn: South Ridge 3,629 m2.255 miles
11,906.168 ft
BF 1-1.5 Mostly Snow Fieschertal, Grimselpass, Jungfraujoch, Münster, Oberwald Oberaarjoch Hut 371 m0.231 miles
1,217.192 ft
1250

Hei.:Height, Dif.: Difficulty, Dur.: Duration, S. Gain: 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] Recommended Books

      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

      Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert) by Cathy Cosley

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