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Vinnyagain in sneakers  Sucess!

Vinny

Talk about a way to get dirty looks. New skool crampons fit fine on sneakers so I packed them with an axe in my suitcase for a business trip to DE and headed to CH to visit friends Luki, Beni and Rolf for the weekend. Maybe it was a little cocky but no one got hurt and it was fun to see reactions. I was basically in a shell, hoodie, jeans and running shoes. It was my groin that was cold but we made it up the normal route and we had a good time in the hut. I think it was the first 4000er tha Luki and Beni had made it up, but not the last.
Posted Oct 31, 2007 12:00 am

KopangaTraverse via west ridge and down the normal route  Sucess!
Great way to avoid crowds on this popular mountain, when we were climbing no one else was on the west ridge at least since the last snow.
A few words on Monchjochshutte - WTF is wrong with its caretaker/owners? Haven't seen such rude reception in any hut in my life...
Posted Sep 4, 2007 12:57 pm

NikmanUp on westridge, down via normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Nikman

Great weather, great panorama, great route. Very advisable to do this mountain like that and going up a different way than the normal route.
Decending normal route is ok though.
Posted May 6, 2007 6:10 pm

thegoldengriffSolo Southeast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2006

thegoldengriff

Climbed the SE Ridge solo from the Jungfraujoch before a night spent at the Monchjochshutte in preparation for the Jungfrau the next day. Beautiful day with beautiful weather.
Posted Mar 25, 2007 2:48 pm

Samuli MansikkaTraverse: SW Ridge - normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

Samuli Mansikka

Took the first cable car of the morning to the Jungfraujoch from where I headed solo for the Mönch traverse. I slipped at the very base of the route and managed to cause a very deep and strongly bleeding cut to one of my fingers.
I climbed relatively fast tackling the most straight forward line to the summit onto which I arrived 1 hr 50 min later. The ridge itself was nice and it featured the most splendid view to the direction of Interlaken. From the summit I descended to the Mönchjochhütte for an overnight stay.

Photos: www.samulimansikka.com
Posted Nov 28, 2006 1:22 pm

LubosSE- ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1989

Lubos

Thanks for bringing my memories back, I was there in 1989.
Great pictures.
lubos
Posted Oct 9, 2006 11:36 pm

schmid_thsummitpost-trip: SE-Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

schmid_th

Really nice climb with SP member Sebastian Hamm.
The first part of the ridge we climb in the South flank (~50-60°), then we went on the ridge and enjoyed our climb. The summit was in clouds but sometimes we had a great view on the ridge like sitting in a plane!
Posted Sep 18, 2006 8:33 am

Sebastian HammSE-Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

Sebastian Hamm

Very nice, but the summit was in clouds.
I have done the trip with SP member schmid_th .

I Had done the Mönch in winter 2004 via SE-Ridge Solo, but I had to turn around in the last icy rock-steps at 4000m.
Posted Sep 17, 2006 8:06 am

Jans ManSE Ridge
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2006

Jans Man

Weather had been pretty bad over most of the previous 10 days, and monday morning of climb wasn't looking great. As we made our way from Jungfraujoch, things got a little worse - it started to snow again, and the wind was getting stronger - but still nothing scary. The going was difficult due to the volume of fresh snow present, and much of the rock was verglassed. Within a couple of hundred metres of the summit it was obvious that we weren't going to make it. The wind was VERY strong, variable in direction, and driving ice straight into our faces, with visibility down to just a few meters - definitely not the weather for walking a 1/2 meter wide summit ridge. After a brief conference with the team that had come up behind us, we headed back down. So, it was a cold, windy climb, with nil visibility and no summit. But it was bloody great fun, and there's always another day. Besides, the Rugenbrau at - a deserted - Kleine Scheidegg still tasted great !!!
Posted Aug 31, 2006 11:37 pm

edderkoppenLooking DOWN on the Eiger  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

edderkoppen

Cool to look DOWN on the Eiger which towers above Grindelwald. Thunder and lightning on the mountain during the night but it cleared up in the morning and off I went. I guess it is an easy climb, but it was very exposed on the summit ridge.
Posted Jul 22, 2006 12:20 am

Trevor CardSouth East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

Trevor Card

Climbed in the early morning mist but cleared to fantastic views on the way down. Conditions were perfect for me as I'm not afiad to admit I'm a little nervous walking on what could be likened to a snow covered garden wall at 4000M!
Posted Jul 17, 2006 12:01 pm

joe_akeemRoute Climbed: SE Ridge, Normal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2001

joe_akeem

The indian curry we had on the Jungfraujoch afterwards was weird but funny...
Posted Jul 1, 2006 11:05 am

triskelionNollen up and Normal route down
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2006

triskelion

A wonderful climb, thought it would take us a day from the Guggi Hutte to the summit and down, but due to snow conditions and our overall speed we had to bivy at 3800m. The weather held out which is the main thing.

The route is great and not too technically difficult.
Posted Apr 28, 2006 10:12 pm

hanswRoutes Climed: SE- and SW-Ridges

hansw

Going from Jungfraujoch up the south-east ridge in terrible weather. The wind was hard and the snow was coming in horizontally. Great feeling to stand on the summit though the view was nil, (September 3, 1990).
From Jungfraujoch we this time went direct on to the south-west ridge in full sunshine. There was good rock climbing the first part of the route and snow and ice from ”Nollen” to the summit. We were rewarded by a perfect view over to the Eiger. No other people were around, (August 23, 1995).

Article
Posted Mar 10, 2006 9:51 pm

TrabalonNormal Route for Aletsch glacier in August 2002

Trabalon

I tried this peak with my friends Pau, Pepe y Dani. We climbed all Aletsch glacier and after we tried this summit.After that return descending the 24 km of the glacier another time.
The peak was in very bad conditions. The guides had opened path since false-summit. We try to open path until summit, but it was very dangerous and decided go down very near of the summit.
Wonderful route climbing the 24 km of Aletsch glacier!! 3 days
Posted Feb 28, 2006 5:43 pm

RileywynaRoute Climbed: South East Ridge Date Climbed: JUly 2001  Sucess!

Rileywyna

Beautiful clear conditions. The corniced summit ridge was out of this world.
Posted Dec 18, 2005 7:59 am

edlRoute Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: Aug. 2, 2005  Sucess!
This might have been an awesome mountain. Couldn't tell though, the visibility was never more than 50 ft. the entire time. Nasty wind on the final summit ridge. Ice axes were buzzing on the way down.
Posted Sep 29, 2005 6:37 pm

ArtoiriusRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: August 8th, 2005  Sucess!

Artoirius

Very nice! Good rock but due to lots of fresh snowfall and hard, cold wind a sharp final summitridge! Awesome view on Eiger.
Posted Aug 16, 2005 6:31 pm

tnickRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 24 July 2003  Sucess!

tnick

Weather changed fast on that day, luckily the route is quite short. Anyway, the slogan "slippery when wet" applies for the rock sections...
Posted Aug 7, 2005 4:19 pm

HuberschwillerRoute Climbed: SE Ridge normal Date Climbed: 22 July 2005  Sucess!

Huberschwiller

I climbed the Mönch in very good conditions.

I started direct from my home 240 km distant at 4h. In Grindelwald at 7, I took the first train to Jungfraujoch and I was on the summit at 11h40. Easy ridge, first rocky with moderate difficulties, then snowy. On the summit ridge, the track was wide and not icy. From the summit, emotional view on the Eiger below.
Posted Jul 25, 2005 3:39 pm

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