Brunegghorn Climber's Log
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|rgg||North Face |
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014
|In a period of mixed weather, we had one good day. We were ready for it, camping just below 2900 m, some 20 minutes away from the Brunegg Glacier. Clear star studded skies were waiting for us as we woke up at 3 am, and that immediately lifted our spirits. Though some clouds developed later on, it stayed mostly sunny for the rest of the day.|
However, it was also much warmer than usual, which meant that the layer of snow on the ice of the north face was soft and didn't offer a particularly solid and trustworthy climbing surface.
We pitched out the whole route from the shrund upwards, and that, combined with the soft snow, meant that we needed no less than 5 hours to ascend just 200 m. For the final few meters we followed the NE ridge; the very top of the N face was almost more rock than ice, and the occasional stone whizzing by told us that it was better to avoid the very center of the face right below the summit.
After a late and short lunch break on the top, we quickly descended the normal route. In two hours we were back at our tent.
|Posted Jul 8, 2014 9:38 am|
|Jurgen||Brunegghorn normal route |
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013
|We planned to climb the NE-face but due to early morning thunderstorms and high temperatures we decided to switch to the normal route. A nice outing.|
|Posted Jul 29, 2013 8:38 am|
|Nice climb with great views on the Weissmies. Did it twice.|
|Posted Jun 30, 2011 11:43 am|
|il.rocciatore||Route Climbed: NW Face Date Climbed: august 2009|
|With a bad weather forecast in the Suisse Alps for the next 4 days, we decided to try a less demanding climb on a lower summit. Our goal was the North Ridge on Brunegghorn. To be ahead of the bad weather, we took an early start at the Turtmannhütte. We reached the Bruneggjoch at 7.00 o'clock, started to climb the ridge but were caught in thick fog and a little wet snow. We left the ridge and reached the summit after all via the normal route.|
|Posted Sep 26, 2009 11:51 am|
|skileraar||Normal Route |
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2008
|Leading a youth group of the Dutch alpine club|
|Posted Sep 7, 2008 11:17 am|
|Cyrill||Brunegghorn 3833m |
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008
|A brilliant tour in the Valais/Switzerland.|
|Posted Aug 7, 2008 1:47 pm|
|Mathias Zehring||ski route from Turtmann hut |
Date Climbed: May 26, 2006
|good conditions but not much snow: ski had to be carried from Turtmann valley to Turtmann hut and (the next day) above the Barr couloir (app. 2700m). Then a flat and easy glacier and a steep finish along the ridge, that could be done with ski. Very fine views to Bishorn and Weisshorn - and to Mischabel Group on the other side of the Mattertal valley.|
|Posted May 28, 2006 8:50 pm|
|Scott Pierce||Route Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: June 1999|
|Easy conditions from the Turtmann Hut.|
|Posted Feb 24, 2005 8:38 pm|
|Eelconl||Route Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: July 1997|
|I did it with a friend. Made a bivaouc on the Brunnegglacier beneath the Bishorn. Preety Icy in that time. Nice route!!!|
|Posted Feb 17, 2004 7:02 am|
|Farmer||Route Climbed: NE-face Date Climbed: 25 aug 1999|
|We (M.de Rooij and L.Boer) made went up via Topalihut (burned down), made a bivac (with great view) just below the Schollihorn. The day after we went over the Schollihorn to the face.|
Briljant short steep icetour...max.55-60’ 300hm.
Quit icy at the time. Briljant view to the Weisshorn and Bishorn. Be early, before climbers reach the Westridge(stonefall).
|Posted Sep 28, 2002 1:49 am|