Weissmies 4017m


with start at the church of Saas-Almagell via Almagellerhütte and SSE-ridge


Weissmies was my first 4000m peak 14 years ago, needless to say in the oldschool mountaineering style with overnight stay at the Almagellerhütte and heavy backpack. This time Weissmies feels so much lighter, scrambling up and down the dry SSE-ridge makes me feel alive and the last meters over the exposed snow ridge to the broad top of Weissmies is just stunning. Over the clouds, in 3h36min at the top from the bottom, there's just pure happiness in my mind. My first skyrunning 4000m treshold is history.


Best conditions can be found in early/mid season when the icefield to the rocky SSE-ridge is still snow-covered, but the rocky ridge itself is free of snow.


For more info about skyrunning Weissmie, find my Blog report here



  • 2400Hm/21,5km
  • from Saas-Almagell to Almagellerhütte 1h32min
  • Saas-Almagell to Weissmies 3h46min (inkl. breaks)
  • Saas-Almagell - Weissmies - Saas-Grund 6h36min (inkl. breaks)


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