Purpose of these pages post to describe the hiking and mountaineering ratings in the Swiss Alps

What are the T1 to T6 ratings? If I see a white-red-white sign on my hike, should I proceed? And not to even mention, what does ‘WS+” mean? The purpose of this post is to answer these questions by describing the hiking and mountaineering ratings in the Swiss Alps.

There are heaps of ratings and categorizations in the world, in this article we will focus on the ones relevant for Swiss Alps.

We cover following topics

Additional ratings and links to more details

SAC has also ratings for snow shoe walks and pure climbing. I will not cover those here. That is until I perhaps start doing those one day.

All ratings can be found from a dedicated SAC web page, but the material is not available in English, and are stored as attachments

Also very helpful site is the SAC route portal. With the information provided on this post hopefully helps you to read and assess the SAC route portal successfully.

Please let me know if you find any factual inaccuracies on this post. How have you found the hiking and mountaineering ratings in the Swiss Alps to be consistent across Switzerland?