Simplon Pass - From the Simplon Pass at 2000 m, climb left towards the high-voltage line and from there to the big stone at the outlet of the north ridge of the Hübschhorn. You cross the steep slope directly under the rock face. Continue on the north side past the Hübschhorn, on the Homattu Glacier and to the Breithorn Pass at 3355 m. From the pass you climb up to the right to the middle summit.
Simplonpass - The descent is via the ascent track. Depending on the assessment of the dangers, this can also vary.
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Rest StopHotel Simplon-Blick
Hotel Monte Leone
Safety informationThe inspection is at your own risk. Rapid changes in weather can occur. Be careful and don't put yourself in danger.
Safe skiing, alpine, quite difficult tour. Only accessible in very safe conditions.
The entire descent from the Homattupass to the road is exposed to the south and therefore more exposed to the snowmelt. You can therefore only do this route relatively early and in good conditions in winter when the snow cover still extends down to the pass road.
Disclaimer of liability
Entering routes in alpine terrain requires good physical condition, serious preparation and technical knowledge in mountain sports. The ascent of the routes described is at your own risk. Brig Simplon Tourismus AG, SAC and the authors assume no liability for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information provided. Liability claims of any kind against Brig Simplon Tourismus AG or against the authors are excluded.
Tips and hintsMore information about ski tours at: www.sac-cas.ch/de/huetten-und-touren
Questions about the Brig Simplon region: www.brig-simplon.ch
Getting thereBy Postbus or private car to the Simplon Pass.
ParkingParking spaces are available at the Bellevue restaurant.
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EquipmentComplete ski touring equipment including rope, ice ax and crampons.
Basic Equipment for Ski Touring
- Ski Helmet
- 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
- Additional warm jacket
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
- 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Ski Touring
- Ski touring boots
- Ski touring bindings to fit boots
- Ski touring skins to fit skis
- Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
- Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
- Ski touring crampons
- Crevasse rescue kit
- Ski touring harness
- Light ice axe
- Ski touring ropes
- Avalanche airbag backpack
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.