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Finally it was time again to go up a high mountain! Together with a mountain guide and two other people I met in Saas Fee. From there we hiked up to the Mischabelhütte. The hut is really nice, but there were many people and we had to squeeze in for dinner. The view down to Sass Fee, which lays 1500m below, is great! The path to the hut is also very interesting as it is almost a via ferrata and walking up there was really worth it.

The next morning we started in the darkness and were able to see the colorful sunrise in the morning from the glacier. All the day there was a storm, it was really cold and icy. That made the ascent quite difficult. In the beginning you just have to walk on a glacier, but for the last hour some climbing on the ridge is required. After about 4 hours we reached the summit, unfortunately it was completely covered in a cloud and we could see only a few meters. We stayed only for a couple of minutes before going the same way back down to the Mischabelhütte. When we left the glacier we also left the cloud and walked the rest of the day in sunshine. The way to the summit of the Nadelhorn is really a great tour and would even be better with sunshine 🙂

For this year I planned to go up the Nadelhorn together with a mountain guide. As a preparation and to acclimatize I arrived in Sass Fee two days earlier.

On the first evening I walked up to the Plattjen after the calbecar stopped running. I was the only person walking around and the view to the high mountains on the other side of the valley was fantastic. I could even see the Weissmies where I was three years ago. During a break I spotted some young ibexes which came really close 🙂

The next morning I decided to walk up the Langflue. Unfortunately the weather was not as good as the forecast said. But still the view of the glacier was great! On the way I saw two cute marmots. In the mountain hut I enjoyed a hot coffee before walking back down to the village.