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nicowuytsRoute Climbed: Normal from Tracuit Date Climbed: Sat 14th of August  Sucess!

nicowuyts

What a stormy night it had been!!! It sometimes seemed like we were in an airplane instead of the sleeping-rooms. It was still storming heavily when we had breakfast and we waited together with the guides and their customers for first day light, to see whether we could see anything. But then as a total surprise... at half past five, it stopped snowing, and ten minutes later it cleared out totaly. The wind, however, remained quite heavy. The glacier-walk to the summit got some true arctic characteristics. So cold!!!



I shot a few video-images on the col between the two summits.. It almost looks like footage from the everest south col, except no bottles and tents... My two fellow rope-mates, totaly unrecognisable (because of the way we were dressed to keep the wind from our faces and bodys), in a wind-swept scenery with lots of powdersnow flying around, and a gailforce wind that made talking to each other almost impossible.



Fortunately, under the summit we could stand out of the wind for the first time since we left the hut, and enjoy a splendid view which none of us had expected after such a rough night.
Posted Aug 29, 2004 10:21 am

pdouRoute Climbed: normal route from Cab. Tracuit Date Climbed: July 25 2004  Sucess!
Easy route suitable for beginners like us, unfortuntely quite crowded. I regret a bit not trying the route through Weisshornjoch - the part before the col is a bit steeper, but there are no crowds.
Posted Aug 24, 2004 10:22 am

sirocoRoute Climbed: Normal route from Zinal (Tracuihutte) Date Climbed: 4 july 2004  Sucess!

siroco

Belle région.
Posted Jul 5, 2004 4:55 am

EelconlRoute Climbed: Normal from Tracuithut Date Climbed: Summer 1995  Sucess!

Eelconl

This was my first 4000 meter mountain. Had to pay a bottle of wine afterwards!!!!!!!!!!
Posted Feb 16, 2004 1:52 pm

rischRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

risch

Early in the morning, with the sunrise, we arrived at the summit of Bishorn. But this was just a small step for this day because we continued our climb over the Weisshorn nordridge to reach the summit of that famous peak.
Posted Jan 12, 2004 3:53 am

il.rocciatoreRoute Climbed: NW Flank Climbed: august 2003  Sucess!

il.rocciatore

Not much of an interesting climb, but the view from the top is overwhelming and really worth the climb. So happily the weather was fine.
Posted Dec 6, 2003 10:38 am

LAMONTAGNERoute Climbed: Tracuit Hut Date Climbed: August, 1992  Sucess!

LAMONTAGNE

Ideal summit for a first climb. A very good time with friends.
Posted Nov 29, 2003 6:32 am

fabriziorRoute Climbed: Normal from Cabane de Tracuit Date Climbed: August 1969  Sucess!

fabrizior

Easy climb on moderate steep snow fields, great views on Weisshorn ridge.
Posted Oct 1, 2003 5:22 pm

Rahel Maria LiuRoute Climbed: NW-flank Date Climbed: July 28, 2003  Sucess!

Rahel Maria Liu

Albert, Anton, Albrecht and I (friends from the German Alpine Club in Ulm) wanted to make the Bishorn - Weisshorn - Traverse. But due to heavy snowfall the night before, the rocks had a lot of new snow (about 20cm) and were icy. Therefore we turned around on the top of Bishorn. Some weeks later, I climbed Weisshorn solo instead ...
Posted Aug 25, 2003 4:36 pm

HuberschwillerRoute Climbed: NW face, normal route Date Climbed: 21 august 2003  Sucess!

Huberschwiller

We opened up through 20 cm new snow fallen during the last night over 3500 meters. Started at 6 h, we were the first on the summit at 9 h 40. About 20 persons summited this day. According to the good conditions, we could remove the crampons for the descent. The Turtmanngletscher was very crevassed this year after an incredibly hot summer in the Alps.
Posted Aug 22, 2003 3:30 pm

Henning LegeRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 26 july 2003  Sucess!
Many crevasses this summer, otherwise easy.
Posted Jul 29, 2003 5:07 am

Enrico iammariaRoute Climbed: Normal route from Zinal (Tracuihutte) Date Climbed: 14/jul/2002  Sucess!

Enrico iammaria

The view on the top are wonderfull.The Weisshorn is very great!
Posted Jul 24, 2002 10:53 am

Gui LemmensRoute Climbed: normal route and east ridge ( traversée ) Date Climbed: 1980 - 1985  Sucess!

Gui Lemmens

i climb Bishorn twice.

he was my first peak above 4000 m

a few years later i climb him again from the other side.

the east ridge = AD mixed climbing

a very nice climb with fantastics views on the noth face of the Weisshorn an into de nordface of the Bishorn
Posted Mar 22, 2001 6:37 am

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