Allalinhorn Climber's Log
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|mulidivarese||Route Climbed: Hohlaubgrat Date Climbed: 10th July 2005|
|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|
|bbirtle||Route Climbed: Normal Route from Britannia Hutte Date Climbed: May 13, 2005|
|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|
|Cautious||Route Climbed: Hohlaubgrat Date Climbed: August 1994|
|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 White||Route Climbed: Hohlaubgrat Date Climbed: 8 Juni 2005|
|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|
|fdoctor||Route Climbed: Hohlaubgrat Date Climbed: July 2002|
|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 Marretsch||Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 12 August 2004|
|Foggy day, some snow showers. Nothing to see.|
|Posted Apr 18, 2005 5:19 pm|
|Franz77||Route Climbed: From Langflueh by ski mountaineering Date Climbed: 24 April 2004 & 11 May 2003|
|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|
|rotsklimmer||Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 22 August 2004|
|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|
|Gaffr||Route Climbed: The East ridge - Hohlaubgrat. Date Climbed: The Middle of August 2002.|
|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|
|nicowuyts||Route Climbed: Sunday: Hohlaubgrat, Tuesday: Normal Date Climbed: Su 8 and Tu 10th of August 2004|
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 Man||Route Climbed: Hohlaubgrat Date Climbed: 18th August 2004|
|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|
|Rockhopper||Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: august 16, 2004|
|Easy climb. Crowdy at the summit, but a great view all the way to Mont Blanc.|
|Posted Aug 17, 2004 5:32 am|
|InSPiRE||Route Climbed: Normal route from Mittelallalin-station Date Climbed: 23 July 2004|
|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|
|lindahessels||Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: july 9th 2004|
|The first 4000er I climbed. It certainly wil not be the last.|
|Posted Jul 23, 2004 7:01 am|
|klimsmurf||Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: July 2003|
|Easy and short climb|
|Posted Jun 5, 2004 2:19 pm|
|andrea.it||Route Climbed: hohlaubgrat and normal traverse Date Climbed: july 2002|
|Nice and easy mountain amongs giants.Beautiful!!|
|Posted May 10, 2004 2:00 pm|
|maria grazia s||Route Climbed: normal way Date Climbed: 1982|
|Posted Apr 11, 2004 11:47 am|
|Farmer||Route Climbed: Normal route from Taschhut Date Climbed: aug 1998|
|Easy tour with great views...|
even with a headache
|Posted Mar 26, 2004 5:49 am|
|Eelconl||Route Climbed: Normal, Hohlaubgrat and NW-ridge Date Climbed: 11 times between 1995 and 2003|
|It is an nice Mountain for Acclimitization! After 11 times it is enough.|
|Posted Feb 15, 2004 11:46 pm|
|David_Holland||Route Climbed: Hohlaubgrat Date Climbed: 23-07-2001|
|Did it in one day up and down, never again!|
|Posted Jan 22, 2004 1:55 pm|