Elevation

14,852 ft / 4,527 m

#5 in Wallis

#6 in Switzerland

Prominence

1,234 ft / 376 m

#25 in Wallis

#73 in Switzerland

Summits

6 summits

#25 in Wallis

#42 in Switzerland

Top climbing months

July   62%

February   12%

August   12%

Most climbed route

Traverse east to west

Highlights

  • The eastern peak on a 5-km ridge with two distinct peaks.
  • Lies in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy.
  • Nicknamed the Menschenfresser ("people eater") due to its reputation for seriousness because of the many cornices lying on the ridge and the frequent avalanches.
  • Often climbed as a traverse from the Feliksjoch (West), to the Lisjoch (East) or vice versa. The traverse consists mostly of a narrow, snow-covered ridge, with some scrambling over rocks. In good conditions, this route is fairly easy and objectively safe, however in bad snow conditions and/or bad visibility, the ridge can be challenging because of large cornices mainly on the southern side of the ridge.
1 summit • 10.1 km • 902 m gain • 9 hr 29 min

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