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andre hangaardAll alone on the Mönch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014

andre hangaard

On the second day of my Swiss alpine weekend in October I climbed the Mönch over the normal route. As this was almost in the end of the season I was all alone during my solo climb.
As daybreak was late I did not start earlier than 7.00am.
The conditions were great and the corniched summitridge was very easy to negotiate. A nice and fun little climb which did require full concentration during certain movements.
Posted Feb 18, 2015 4:42 pm

Lordclimber1234Awesome combo!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2014


Climbed during the Jungfrau and Monch Mountain Madness Combo.
Posted Oct 4, 2014 10:18 pm

JanGSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2014


Very enjoyable climb. Gorgeous weather after 5 days of steady downpours. We followed a well-trodden path in fresh snow. It was so warm that we climbed in short-sleeve shirts all the way to the spectacular summit! Done in the company of my son Christoph and Dominick, our local guide. Highly recommended as a day trip (took first AM train from Grindelwald, had no problems with high altitude sickness).
Posted Aug 1, 2014 6:45 pm

iceaxe5Monch Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1997


Climbed through AMS to successfully summit, then watched another climber trigger a moderate avalanche on the way down!
Posted Jun 23, 2014 3:24 am

Steve LarsonSE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

Steve Larson

Got a late start due to a luggage snafu that kept my partner in Zurich until the morning of the climb, but we had perfect weather and decent snow travel. What a wonderful place!
Posted Aug 7, 2013 8:50 pm

pvnisherexposed finish ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2012


Very nice climb. WOuld repeat.
Posted Jul 3, 2013 9:39 am

fagin2nd time lucky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010


Had aimed to get the first two trains of the morning up from Kleine Scheidegg but it was reserved for fat, lazy tourists, so we had to wait an hour. By the time we got the final arete near the summit it has turned to slush and was too dangerous. Retreated to Monchsjochutte and the next day retraced our steps and made it to the top. Beautiful views all round
Posted Mar 24, 2013 8:50 am

telemarkdudeSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 1990


Great weather and route was in decent condition. Snow was hard and went fast with crampons. Absolutely loved the summit ridge and view. Climb was over too soon; really wished the route was longer!
Posted Nov 14, 2012 7:11 pm

MetalliwelchExposed and beautiful


Turned back on the snowy ridgeline, as my partner had old crampons, and ice balling made things difficult. Crampon walking skills are essential on such an exposed ridge. It's not the same as experience on flat/not exposed snow. Really fun scramble, I'd recommend ropes, but they're not essential for more experienced climbers. All in all well worth it, even without the summit :D
Posted Sep 18, 2012 5:43 pm

marc123Beautiful view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2007


Nice short climb onto a snowy 4000er with a beautiful view over the green middle area of switzerland.
Posted Aug 6, 2012 4:09 am

boriskrielenRoute climbed: SE-ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011


Climbed the normal route from the Mönchsjochhütte with Helmut Risse in extremely bad weather. We reached the summit in 2.15 hours. We both climbed free. On the descend we used a rope to rappel down.
Posted Aug 29, 2011 3:33 am

CorvusNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011


Climbed the SE ridge normal route. The final ridge on the top is very nice.
Posted Aug 15, 2011 5:58 am

SarahThompsonAwesome!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011


Our first attempt was a failure due to nasty weather... the other 2 parties who attempted the climb on this day also bailed. Stayed at the hut (we were the only guests!!!!) and awoke to a beautiful but windy day. Had the entire ascent to ourselves in virgin condition! Nobody had summited in a couple of days and breaking a track along the narrow ridge was a bit unnerving. Incredible experience, our 1st 4000er in the Alps without a guide :)
Posted Jun 22, 2011 8:02 am

Sebastian Hamm3rd time fog on Mönch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2011

Sebastian Hamm

60 cm of fresh snow. First party to climb Mönch on this day. It took its time but we made it up. The third time on Mönch..I never had a summit view... ;-(
Posted Jun 6, 2011 3:23 am

kk6ybFirst Swiss Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2011


More challenging than I expected but made the summit along with our guide Stefan. Gabriela relaxed at the rain gauge part way up while we summited. Nice day only a fe clouds here and there. Two other teams also summited.
Posted May 10, 2011 12:15 pm

AriehDavidSolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007


Soloed via SE ridge. Tried once, but got stormed off, tried a second time, and had a blast. Totally do-able as a solo route.
Posted Apr 13, 2011 11:48 am

frotveitNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010


With Jan and Karl Gunnar
Posted Mar 2, 2011 11:08 am

markhallamMonch SE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2007


I guided my wife up this route. Fantastic airy arete up near the top!
Posted Dec 29, 2010 12:10 pm

Sam299SE ridge
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2010


Perfect on a good day in October

Second 4000m peak
Posted Nov 4, 2010 3:56 pm

BigLeeSouth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010


Climbed the South Face (Alpine D). Moved together for the entirety of the climb. Descended down SE Ridge.
Posted Oct 17, 2010 5:15 pm

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