Simplon Pass - From the Simplon Pass at 2,005 m you head west, over the plains past the hamlet of Hopsche, into the traverse on the southern slope of the Tochuhorn. Further up, turn in a north-westerly direction and climb up in the valley between Tochuhorn and Straffelgrat to Üsseri Nanzlicke. The broad south ridge is now to the summit of the Spitzhorli.
Simplon Pass - The descent is via the ascent track. Depending on the assessment of the dangers, this can also vary.
Bielti - In good and very safe conditions, the descent down to Bielti is recommended at the point of the traverse under the Tochuhorn. After the descent, there is a 30-minute ascent back to the starting point of the Simplon Pass.
Visit a restaurant on the Simplon Pass to recharge your batteries.
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Rest StopHerberge Hospiz Simplon
Hotel Monte Leone
The inspection is at your own risk. Rapid changes in weather can occur. Be careful - don't put yourself in danger.
Safe skiing, alpine, quite difficult tour. Only accessible in very safe conditions.
Disclaimer of liability
Walking on 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 hints
More information about ski tours at: www.sac-cas.ch/de/huetten-und-touren
Questions about the Brig Simplon region: www.brig-simplon.ch
Getting thereYou can reach the Simplon Pass by public transport or private vehicle.
ParkingParking spaces are available on the Simplon Pass.
Book recommendation by the author
Author’s map recommendations
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
- Kit para bolhas
- 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.