From Ewigschneefäld (Normal route) Walcherhorn 3692 m
- F, I
- 2:02–2:30 h, 300 m
- 220 m
The Walcherhorn is actually just a bump on the NW ridge of the Gross Fiescherhorns. But seen from Ewigschneefäld it appears as an independent mountain. In recent years, the Walcherhorn has become a popular summit destination due to its impressive views of the surrounding four-thousand-meter peaks of the Bernese Alps and its easy accessibility in both summer and winter. Although the southern flank is easy to get on and off, the tour should not be underestimated. The reascension from the Ewigschneefäld to the upper Mönchsjoch has already brought some not so enduring mountain goers to the limits of their abilities! A traverse, ascending the NW-ridge and descending the south flank makes for a more challenging alternative.
From the Mönchsjoch hut (3657 m) descend into the uppermost hollow of the Ewigschneefäld, and down to and altitude of about 3450 m, eastwards over snow and ice to the southern slope of the Walcherhorns. Climb the southern slope onto rocky debris and up to the summit (3692 m).
If the snow is plentiful and firm, you do not have to go so far south; a gap in the bottom third of the rocks leading south from the summit of the Walcherhorn, allows a short cut.