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Lukas KunzeRoute Climbed: Normal route from Mittelallalin Date Climbed: 3/Aug/2005  Sucess!

Lukas Kunze

1/2m of fresh snow, cloudy and a blue sky after reaching Mittelallalin again... :-(

No difficulties reaching this overcrouded summit....
Posted Aug 21, 2005 5:42 pm

tnickRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: July 5th 2005  Sucess!

tnick

Clouds here, clouds there, clouds almost everywhere. Too bad there was nothing to see from the summit since the weather was poor. A nice and short climb though.
Posted Jul 20, 2005 6:54 pm

Samuli MansikkaRoute Climbed: Hohlaubgrat (East ridge) Date Climbed: June 30th 2005  Sucess!

Samuli Mansikka

Tuomas and I started our Mischabel Chain Traverse from the Britannia Hut and took the Hohlaubgrat up the Allallinhorn. We had a full camping set and food and gas for the need of 5 days with us so we were feeling ourselves a bit slow even though we made the route in less than the time line mentioned in topos



During the climb the weather started closing in. Katja (Hyttenwart) warned us about the rising storm the night before so we were cautious following the situation.

We got early to the top and continued towards Alphubel.



By the time we were at Feechopf the visibility to Alphubel was gone. So we camped between Feechopf and Alphubel and had a good testing out for my new superlight tent. There was a good amount of thunder as well which is always a bit uncomfortable when You are camping in high elevations.
Posted Jul 18, 2005 7:45 am

LSRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 03 Aug 2003  Sucess!

LS

See my pictures here:

http://www.distantpeak.com/web/index.php?option=com_zoom&Itemid=45&catid=43
Posted Jul 17, 2005 2:48 am

mulidivareseRoute Climbed: Hohlaubgrat Date Climbed: 10th July 2005  Sucess!

mulidivarese

We (Valerio and Daniele) the BritanniaHutte at 4:40.

Cloudy and cold, the snow started to fall at 5, on the glacer. Right in time to take the rope.

Very nice way, some part stiped, I guess very spectacular with the nice weather. Regular progression till the rock barrier, then we waited about 1 hour a team of climbers arrived there a couple of minutes before us, that forgot to re-arrange the rope before, where the ridge is larger and there is place for the other climbers to pass away (as we have done....!!!!!!!!!).

Total time: about 4:20, but we spent about 1 hour waiting....

Foggy and very cold, the view was constantly less than 50m.

The rocky barrier was covered by 25cm of fresh new snow. Not complicate to pass, there is a short rope in the beginning, then a couple of needles very good.

In case of foggy weather, follow the ridge to the top cross.

To descend form th enormal way, pass the cross and follow the main ridge for about 10 minutes, or descending for about 100 meters, then turn a bit on the left (west) and descend the steped snowfield till the Feejoch.

Then is easy but stil steped and with very large crivasses.

Pay attention to the ice, the cornices (the descendig ridge can have some cornicies) and the crivasses. Stay away from the east side (stiped, with crevasses and seracks) and look to the map carefully.



Third time to the BritanniaHutte, very nice and clean hutte. One of the best I visited.

As a general comment: a very nice ridge. I wormly racomand it!
Posted Jul 11, 2005 3:02 pm

bbirtleRoute Climbed: Normal Route from Britannia Hutte Date Climbed: May 13, 2005  Sucess!

bbirtle

Planned to do Rimpfishhorn, bailed due to bad weather in the morning. Cleared around 10:30. Easy, uneventful climb to the summit on skis. Great decent with soft afternoon spring snow. Could ski all the way to the very top, even across the summit ridge until I could touch the metal summit cross with skis still on... a true ski mountaineering summit!



By the way, Britannia Hut one of the better mountain huts I've stayed in. Warm, comfortable common room. Clean rooms. Decent food. Expensive being it's only drawback.
Posted Jul 7, 2005 3:44 am

CautiousRoute Climbed: Hohlaubgrat Date Climbed: August 1994  Sucess!

Cautious

An easy climb once you get across the glacier. Britannia Hut is probably the worst Alpine hut in which I've stayed.
Posted Jun 23, 2005 10:15 am

Mister WhiteRoute Climbed: Hohlaubgrat Date Climbed: 8 Juni 2005  Sucess!

Mister White

First, we hiked from Saas Almagell to the winterraum of Brittania hut.

2 day's later we climbed Allalinhorn with a prefect blue sky, but windy ( 50km/h ) conditions. This resulted in freezing temperatures. There was a lot of snow and ice in the rock section, wich made it a bit more difficult to climb... We were alone at the summit and had a great view !
Posted Jun 11, 2005 6:37 am

fdoctorRoute Climbed: Hohlaubgrat Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

fdoctor

A fantastic traverse of the mountain from the Britannia hut, wonderful Alpine dawn, blue sky, crisp snow and a great view across to the Matterhorn from the summit.
Posted May 28, 2005 4:27 pm

Joerg MarretschRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 12 August 2004  Sucess!

Joerg Marretsch

Foggy day, some snow showers. Nothing to see.
Posted Apr 18, 2005 5:19 pm

Franz77Route Climbed: From Langflueh by ski mountaineering Date Climbed: 24 April 2004 & 11 May 2003  Sucess!

Franz77

Climbed twice from Langfluh hutte. The first time I was alone. The weather was partly cloudy but there was a lot of sun. The snow was wonderful. I was with Marantz in a tent in Langfluh the night before. The second time I was with Lele and the day after we climbed Alphubel. Weather perfect!!!
Posted Feb 9, 2005 11:24 am

rotsklimmerRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 22 August 2004  Sucess!

rotsklimmer

Together with my brother. Very nice weather. Though you can get there fairly easy (cable way) and lots of people climb it, it stays a nice mountain with a fantastic view around.
Posted Sep 20, 2004 6:57 am

GaffrRoute Climbed: The East ridge - Hohlaubgrat. Date Climbed: The Middle of August 2002.  Sucess!
From Brittannia Hut with a descent to the summer ski area. My first 4000m summit! Some fresh snow. No skiing on this day.
Posted Sep 3, 2004 9:05 am

nicowuytsRoute Climbed: Sunday: Hohlaubgrat, Tuesday: Normal Date Climbed: Su 8 and Tu 10th of August 2004  Sucess!

nicowuyts

Sunday:

Hohlaubgrat under threatening storms and snowing practicaly all the time... The rock step at the end of the ridge was totaly powdered, quite tricky. Especialy with the memory of the east-face from last year's trip to Strahlhorn, thinking that it was just a few feet to the left of me at that moment. Practicaly no view from summit. But nevertheless, it was a very nice route, and I'll definitely do it again (hopefully in better conditions then)



Tuesday: A few friends wanted to do the normal-route, so we went up again, and since the weather was much better this time, it was more than worth it. It still remains one of the best views in the alps.
Posted Aug 29, 2004 10:04 am

Chamonix ManRoute Climbed: Hohlaubgrat Date Climbed: 18th August 2004  Sucess!

Chamonix Man

A great climb in bad weather from the Brittannia Hut. A good view above the clouds from the summit.

An easy PD+ or AD -
Posted Aug 19, 2004 9:34 am

RockhopperRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: august 16, 2004  Sucess!

Rockhopper

Easy climb. Crowdy at the summit, but a great view all the way to Mont Blanc.
Posted Aug 17, 2004 5:32 am

InSPiRERoute Climbed: Normal route from Mittelallalin-station Date Climbed: 23 July 2004  Sucess!

InSPiRE

Very easy mountain, easy glacier, within 1 hours and 30 minutes at the summit. Nice view on the summit., but not really a 4000-er. Too bad there are a lot of people who are going to the summit.
Posted Jul 31, 2004 7:11 pm

lindahesselsRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: july 9th 2004  Sucess!

lindahessels

The first 4000er I climbed. It certainly wil not be the last.
Posted Jul 23, 2004 7:01 am

klimsmurfRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

klimsmurf

Easy and short climb
Posted Jun 5, 2004 2:19 pm

andrea.itRoute Climbed: hohlaubgrat and normal traverse Date Climbed: july 2002  Sucess!

andrea.it

Nice and easy mountain amongs giants.Beautiful!!
Posted May 10, 2004 2:00 pm

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