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Blüemlisalp Group

 
Blüemlisalp Group

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: Berner Oberland, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.48698°N / 7.77150°E

Object Title: Blüemlisalp Group

Activities: Mountaineering, Ice Climbing

Elevation: 12020 ft / 3664 m

 

Page By: Fred Spicker, Moni

Created/Edited: Jan 18, 2002 / Jun 13, 2014

Object ID: 150804

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Bluemlisalp Group from Niesen
Blüemlisalp Group from the north - peaks on the skyline are L to R Morgenhorn, Wyssi Frau, Blüemlisalphorn, Oeschinenhorn  and Fründenhorn. 
Rocky peaks in front are L to R Wilde Frau, Ufem Stock and Blüemlisalp-Rothorn
Photo by Andreas Fischer (enlarge for a very large and clear image)

 

Overview

 
Blümlisalphörner southern...
Blümelisalp Group from the south



The Blüemlisalp Group is located in the central Berner Oberland. The SAC defines the group as containing the Fründenhorn, Oeschinenhorn,  Blüemlisalphorn, Weisse (Wyssi) Frau, and Morgenhorn. The lesser summits of the Wildi Frau, Blümlisalp Rothorn, and Ufem Stock are also included.

Most routes are on the snow and ice of the north side. The south side of the main peaks are not usually climbed because of the very poor rock.

The classic high alpine traverse of the three major peaks (Morgenhorn, Wyssi Frau, & Blüemlisalphorn) is one of the best in the Alps. The portion of the ridge between the Weisse (Wyssi) Frau and Blümlisalphorn has been described as of a higher standard and more demanding than the famous Rochefort Arete in the Mt. Blanc Massif or the Liskamm traverse in the Pennine Alps.

The traverse as well as the north faces of Blüemlisalphorn and Wyssi Frau are included in BERNER OBERLAND Die 100 schönsten Touren by Hans Grossen with Gaston Rébuffat.

Blüemlisalp, Wyssi Frau, and Wildi Frau are the Swiss spelling, Blümlisalp, Weisse Frau, and Wilde Frau the German. 

Peaks and Routes Overview

This is a listing of the peaks and some of their routes.
 See the individual peak and route pages for details.
Morgenhorn - Wyssi Frau - Blüemlisalphorn 3661m
Blüemlisalp Group from the N
L to R are Morgenhorn, Wyssi Frau, and Blüemlisalphorn.  Ufem Stock is the rock peak in front of Wiesse Frau.


MORGENHORN

NW Ridge. This PD route starts at the Blümlisalphütte and ascends the Morgenhorn Glacier to the NW Ridge which is then climbed directly in about 3.5 hours from the hut.
 
WYSSI (WEISSE) FRAU

Ridge from Morgenhorn- PD+ and takes one to two hours depending on conditions.

North Face – 300 m – ice to 55 degrees, two to three hours

Northwest Ridge – AD - steep snow and / or ice with perhaps a bit or rock at the top

BLÜEMLISALPHORN (BLÜMLISALPHORN)

Ridge from Wyssi Frau - AD  two to four hours depending on conditions.

North Face - 460 m – ice from 45 to 70 degrees – three to five hours.

NW Ridge – PD  Considered the normal route, and the most common descent route. The ridge is straight forward, but caution is advised on the down sloping limestone slabs near its base. These are very treacherous when snow covered and/or icy.

Morgenhorn – Blüemlisalphorn Traverse - AD - a long day.  One of the classic high routes in the Alps.
Fründenhorn from the north.
Frúndenhorn from the north.


Blumlisalphorn 3660m
L to R are Blüemlisalp-Rothorn, Blüemlisalphorn, and Oeschinenhorn from the NE
FRÜNDENHORN

NW Ridge - the normal route PD

OESCHINENHORN

NW Ridge - the normal route AD-
Some details HERE

BLÜEMLISALP-ROTHORN

Several routes and variation on all sides

UFEM STOCK


Climbed from both the N and the S

WILDI (WILDE) FRAU

Normal route is from the west
Some details HERE

Getting There

Climbs on the north side of the group are approached from the Blümlisalp Hut which can be reached from either Griesalp or more commonly from Kandersteg.

Huts & Camping

Huts
 Blümlisalphut
Altitude: 2834 m
GPS Location: 625.560  /  151.030  (Swissgrid/CH1903)
Tel. on Hut:   +33-676 14 37 
Open: Attended: End of June until approximately 15. Oktober
Winter-room is open in the off-season
Approach: Approach from the 2 nearby valleys is simple on good trails and you can simply follow the signs:
Kiental -> Griesalp -> Hut in 4½ hrs
Kandersteg -> Oeschinensee -> Hut  in 4½ hrs
WebPages: Bluemlisalp Hut
Kandersteg Tourism

Gallery - The Mountains

Blüemlisalphorn 3661m
Blüemlisalphorn 3661m
Wisse Frau
Wyssi Frau























Morgenhorn and Wildi Frau from Steineberg
Morgenhorn and Wildi Frau from Steineberg

The Blumlisalp in the back...
Blüemlisalphorn on the L / Oeschinenhorn on the R























Fründenhorn from the north.
Fründenhorn from the north.
Normal route - Looking up to...
Bluemlisalph-Rothorn from the W












Bluemlisalp hut and...
Blüemlisalp hut and Wildi Frau
The Bluemlisalp-Hut in early...
The Bluemlisalp-Hut.  Ufem Stock is the rock peak center

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