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fabriziorRoute Climbed: Ski-mountaneering to Rottalsattel then NW ridge Date Climbed: 24 May 1968  Sucess!

fabrizior

Very good weather conditions, a lot of fresh snow.
Posted May 13, 2003 2:25 pm

Charles GarrettRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 19 August 2001  Sucess!
Went up with a French man and a local guide. Got a bollocking for walking badly on an exposed stretch. Glorious climb, airy from the Rottalsattel onwards. Not much space at the top for what was quite a crowd - including Evelyne Binsack, just back from Everest. Staggering views especially of the north faces at the head of the Lauterbrunnen valley. Long hard slog at the end across the glacier on return to the Jungfraujoch.
Posted Nov 26, 2002 6:02 am

abogaRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: August 20, 2002  Sucess!

aboga

Nice day out, climbed it with a mate of mine, although a slightly abscured view. A wee bit crowded too, but that's to be expected.
Posted Aug 26, 2002 1:38 pm

MoniRoute Climbed: Kranzbergegg - SE Ridge Date Climbed: 30 Aug 1985  Sucess!

Moni

With Fred Spicker. Excellent weather - one of the clearest days I have ever experienced in the Alps.
Posted Aug 13, 2002 8:11 am

Fred SpickerRoute Climbed: SE Ridge via Kranzbergegg Date Climbed: 30 Aug 1985  Sucess!

Fred Spicker

Climbed with Monica Spicker - a beautiful clear day - could see most of the peaks in the Berner Oberland. Buzzed by the Swiss airforce while on the summit.
Posted Jul 25, 2002 1:32 pm

LuisCandeiasRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: 11 July 2002  Sucess!

LuisCandeias

Climbed with another climber and a local guide.

Nearly perfect weather, just a bit windy. Beautiful views from the top.

Really fun climb, but not difficult. The final ascent to the summit is somewhat exposed but there is protection in place.

There was only another group that day.

On descent, crossing the Jungfraufirn under hot sun was gruelling.
Posted Jul 15, 2002 3:03 am

VinnyRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!

Vinny

A great tick! Really fun!



Steve and I were happy to rope up for the final snowslope but it was quite moderate with rewarding views. 2.5 hours from Jungfraujoch, having left Zürich that morning - purists need not take the train, but it makes for an easy day trip- or a weekend combined with y few other Bernese Oberland peaks. A great ski warmup for the PDG.



Can you imagine what it would be like if the Jungfrau Bahn was successful in their initial goal of putting the train line all the way to the summit?



Try to avoid the tempting high line to maintain altitude when coming from the Joch- it takes you across a very steep slope above a crevasse. In later spring there are also some significant giant crevasses at the low point of the traverse towards the Jungfrau.



Posted Jun 28, 2002 7:22 am

Rhino Holding MesserRoute Climbed: . Date Climbed: aug 2001  Sucess!
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Posted May 21, 2002 3:00 am

Mathias ZehringRoute Climbed: normal route via Rottalsattel Date Climbed: August 10th 1986  Sucess!

Mathias Zehring

This was my first 4000m-peak. I succeeded with a group from the german alpine club though some not ideal circumstances: two days after the return from a 3-week-holiday in Canada with some overweight, the jetlag, 3 nights with very few sleep and no acclimatization after taking the train to the Jungfraujoch. I would not recommend this tactic.

Posted Feb 16, 2002 3:09 pm

Bernhard SauerRoute Climbed: Normal route from Jungfraujoch Date Climbed: Summer 1989  Sucess!

Bernhard Sauer

intended to fly the paraglider down to Lauterbrunnen valley...unfortunately when we arrived at the summit clouds came in and we couldn´t fly...went back to Jungfraujoch...and did on the way back a short paraglider flight to the glacier from where we hike up to Jungfraujoch...quite disappointing...would have been a 3.000 m flight to Lauterbrunnen
Posted Jan 25, 2002 7:57 am

dirkclaessenRoute Climbed: South-east ridge Date Climbed: July 1985  Sucess!
Easy route on this beautiful mountain.
Posted Dec 29, 2001 2:27 am

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