/ Map of Saas Fee 1:25000

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Hendofan - on 19 Dec 2012
Does anyone know where I can get a 1:25000 map of Saas Fee and the surrounding mountains. Ive found a 1:50000 but thats it. Theres loads for Zermatt.
jon on 19 Dec 2012
In reply to Hendofan:

Maybe look at this - keep zooming in: http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en

The 1:25000 paper map you want is called Saas.
The Ivanator - on 19 Dec 2012
BruceM - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Hendofan:
Till you find one (easily, cheaply, available every store, supermarket in town), try this

http://www.swisswintersports.co.uk/topomap.php?lat=46.11347&long=7.93488&resort=Saas-Fee

bit of zoom and pan to the hills.
Kimberley on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Hendofan:

I have bought them direct from here with usual swiss efficiency and reasonable post charges

http://www.toposhop.admin.ch/en/shop/index
ianstevens - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Hendofan: Dead easy to pick up when you're there, I think they're about SF25.
jhw - on 20 Dec 2012
Glad to hear it sounds like you've decided to go here for your solo fun! They sell them at Camping Mischabel and they're very good but call them in advance to make sure they have some. They're easier to get when you're there, as others have said.
Hendofan - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to jhw:
Yeah taking your advice pal. I want to get my plan in place before I get there, im terrible for going way off track.

Thanks for the links guys i'll check them out.
Blinder - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Hendofan: Let me know if you want any advice I have a place in the valley and am often around during the summer.
goatee - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Hendofan: Get your map in the tourist office when you arrive. It is a composite map 1-25000 scale and has all the mountains on both sides of the valley. Costs about 25 but is better value as it covers about three or four of the normal maps.
Hendofan - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Blinder: well if I could pick your brains quickly. What kind of conditions can I expect in may time?

Thanks.
Blinder - on 21 Dec 2012
In reply to Hendofan: There is quite a lot of difference between the end of May and the being of May. You might be lucky if we have a dry winter. But to be honenst there is a high chane of there being a lot of snow around.
Hendofan - on 21 Dec 2012
In reply to Blinder: That's what i thought. I can cope with snow, the plan is only to be there 3 days. ice on the ridges will be more problematic. The plan was the beginning of may but if conditions improve a lot at the end of may i can postpone. You think wiessmies and lagginhorn will be in condition then. I know its hard to predict.
Blinder - on 21 Dec 2012
In reply to Hendofan: It is a possibility. But you have to play it by ear, that early in the season. It is like asking if you can climb on Stanage on Christmas day. Some years it is cold and crisp and others ......................

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