Via Ferrata de Jägihorn, Saas Fee, Valais



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Starts from a hut at 2,726m... 5 ladders with 400 rungs...


ViaFerrata Tips and Tricks

This is a veritable alpine route where you will climb all the way to 3,206m. Take the necessary clothes and equipment.
This ferrata is very long. You had better be feeling your best and in excellent shape to complete it.



 Strength  4
 Dizziness  3
  Type      High Mountain: 2
  Technics   2
  Evaluation Very Difficult


Saas Fee Tourism Office

Guides de Saas Office


Length and Altitude

More than 1'000 m. of cable.
Start of the Via Ferrata: 2'820 m.
End of the ViaFerrata: 3'206 m.

GPS Coordinates


Time of Year

End of June to September.



Approach: 1h15
ViaFerrata: 3h00
Way back: 1h30
It takes 5-7 hours to complete the whole thing!!!

By Car

Valais highway towards Brig. From Brig go towards Saas Fee- Zermatt. It takes about an hour from Sion.


By Train

There is a train to this destination. Contact the SBB, for train schedules and fares.




Take the Saas-Grund-Kreuzboden 2400 lift. Then for the approach you'll walk a good hour and 15 minutes.

From the Kreuzboden station (2,397m)  towards the Weissmies huts. A sign points to the via ferrata. Take the marked trail passing on the Triftbach, then climb the steep crest of the moraine until you get to the long flat traverse to the start of the via ferrata (about 2820m).


Via Ferrata

You go around a rocky projection on the left thanks to a life-line, then you climb on some steps in a characteristic couloir.

From there, it gets steeper and steeper. There are some hooks where holds are lacking. Be careful not to provoke any rock falls!

The rough and abrupt climb of the rock is stimulating, it is a bit vertiginous to the first ladder.

A series of ladders higher up the wall. It's fairly strenuous. You get to the final rungs via a steep slope, juste below the secondary summit (3150m).

To the left after a ledge is a secured almost continuous downclimb (a ladder) and it is partially vertiginous along the west ridge until the gap (3096 m) in front of the Jägihorn.

Go to the left of the sharp ridge (very original) to the starting point of the ascent towards the proper summit. At the rocky block, the climb is at first easy and then gets more and more steep and vertiginous. Now comes a particularly original abrupt section where the crampons are placed directly over the ridge.

To finish a flatter part leads to the wide summit.


Way Back

It takes about 30 minutes to get to the Weissmies Refuge by following the blue/white trail in the west face of the mountain that descends to a steep rocky couloir.

Be careful, it's vertiginous. The way down zig-zags and leads to the small valley via an abrupt pile of fallen rocks. Here you can choose to go towards the Weissmies hut or go directly towards the valley to the Kreuzboden station.


Where to Sleep

Weissmies Refuge: +41 (0)27 957 25 54

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