Routhe Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: july 2009
Started early in the morning from the Oberaletschhütte and reached the Gredetschjoch without great difficulties. The rocky part on the West Ridge allows some pleasant scrambling, the last part to the foresummit is quite tricky when icy. Nice summit cross and beautiful views. Descent through the seracs on the Beich glacier is very strenuous. You don't want to be there in late afternoon when the sun weakens all the snow bridges. Very long descent to Blatten.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe