From Mischabel hut to the base of the ice face. We have seen this beautiful face from the Weissmies a day before and this beauty made us decide to climb it.
The bergschrund at the bottom may be a time consuming obstacle. Go directly in one straight line to the top of Lenzspitze. Difficulty may vary according to the condition. We had ice at the lower half and walked up on the front teeth of the crampons . The upper half was made of powder snow. In the middle it was an awkward mix of ice and snow. See photo. 3 hours from the foot of the wall to the top.
I looked at the wall in 2006 and discovered that that lowest part (ca. 100m) of the ice wall is melted. It is probably more difficult to climb it today.
Crampons, ice axe, ice screws. You must be able to walk on two tooth like a ballerina for several hours. The wall is safe and not dangerous.
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--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe