This tough trail is suitable for experienced mountain hikers in good physical shape. The route entails an ascent of 1,774 vertical metres – but the climb is well worth the effort.
The Weisshorn Hut stands on a crag offering glorious views of the nearby south-east face of the Weisshorn (4,506 m) along with 18 other peaks above 4,000 m. The cosy mountain hut run by the Basel section of the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) is a popular base for mountaineers planning ambitious climbs such as the extremely demanding ascent of the Weisshorn. The hike up to the hut and back down to the valley requires a high level of fitness as well as good knees.
The clos enough to touch southeast wall of the Weisshorn pyramid is particularly impressive.
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre at Randa station.