Fluela Wisshorn (Flüela Wisshorn, 3085 m) raises above Fluela pass (2383 m) at its north-east side. It is very close to an attractive mountain road which connects Davos with Engadin valley in Switzerland. Here I give information on how to climb it.
[C. Franck – Prélude Fugue et Variation op 18 ]
The most direct way to start the climb is from Wägerhus (2207 m) which is below the pass in the direction of Davos. But you can also walk from the pass by following a path along the east side of the road, in the direction of Wägerhus. In both cases, there is a lot of free parking space around.
When you are at Wägerhus you should follow the signs to Winterlucke pass which is at the altitude of 2787 m, and in the east direction. This part is a rarely pleasant walk, with nice views all the time in the direction of Davos and the nearby Flüela-Schwarzhorn, a sharp peak that rises directly above Flüela pass in the south direction.
From the Winterlucke pass you will have some simple scramble along the ridge which is in the southeast direction. It will lead you to the summit. From the ridge you will enjoy views of five beautiful glacier lakes (Jöriseen), see the picture above, which are on the north side of the ridge. Another attraction is a small glacier Jörigletscher.
In general, you will need no special equipment to climb this mountain. The route is simple and orientation is no problem at any point. It will take you around 2 hours and 40 minutes in total, this implies 1:40 from the Wägerhus to Winterlucke and then 1 hour more from Winterlucke to the summit.
For me, this was a solo tour from the parking at the Wägerhus where I spent the night sleeping in the car. My timing was this: started at 5:35 am, arrived at Winterlucke at 7:15 and to the summit at 8:15.
The weather was good in the beginning but at the ridge section clouds started coming and it was raining when I was at the summit.
The ridge route back to Winterlucke pass became more difficult. The water was running everywhere around over the rocks which became slippery.
There were no other people on the mountain that day, I guess they knew the weather forecast for the day. Well, I can only say they missed a lot. So, for me, this was a solo tour in an exact sense.
I did not mind the rain. I never do. I read somewhere a statement by somebody who knows much more than me about mountains: There are no bad weather conditions, there is only bad equipment.
You might want to see my text about Fluela Schwarzhorn which is on the south side of the pass. Please leave your comments below. I shall be happy to answer any question you might have.
If you need accommodation in this part of the Alps, note that I have been using Booking.com. They have plenty of options with fully equipped apartments and hotels.