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North Face

North Face

North Face

Page Type: Route

Location: Berner Oberland, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.46670°N / 7.98330°E

Object Title: North Face

Route Type: Hard-Snow / Ice Climb

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: @@@ ~45deg ice (up to 70deg max)

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Created/Edited: Jan 2, 2002 / Jan 2, 2002

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It is possible to do the tour from the Hollandia and the Konkordia-Hut. See the Main Page for Photos and a Map.
Below is the detailed info for the Hollandia Hut (for K. click on this link: Konkordiahütte)


Winter skitouring season


from Jungfraujoch

Downhill over the Jungfraufirn to the Konkordiaplatz, Climb up the Aletschfirn

3 ½ hour


Other possibility: via Lauitor (3'670 m) /Lauihorn (3‘773 m)

1 hour more

from Lötschental

If possible climb up in the morning

6-7 hrs

from Blatten

Climb up via Fafleralp and Langgletscher

3-4 hrs

from the Anenhütte

via Langgletscher


Summer season


from Jungfraujoch

over Jungfraufirn to Konkordiaplatz / climb up the Grosse Aletschfirn

4-5 hrs

from Lötschental



from Blatten

Climb up via Fafleralp and Langgletscher

7-8 hrs

from Fafleralp

via Langgletscher

5-6 hrs

From the Anenhütte

via Langgletscher

3-4 hrs

Route Description

Books: SAC-Clubfuehrer Berner Alpen 3
Erich Vanis
First Ascent: 31.Aug.1883 E. Nugee, M. Cababe, Rudolf Kaufmann, Peter Schlegel
Ascent: Approach 1h from Hollandiahut, Then go up as seen in the Topo-picture approx. 5-6 hours
Descent: Usually down the SW-Ridge towards the Oberaletschgletscher and the Oberaletschhütte (Hut)
or north over the 'Haslerrippe' (4h)
or back to the as seen on this map Note: Here you might have to downclimb some icy sections
Report: Ulrich Prinz

Essential Gear

Standard North-Face equipment and Glacier Equipment.
No belaying necessary in normal conditions


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