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On the South-West Ridge of the Mönch

August 1995

And this provides the feeling still better...




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SajamaWooow....

Sajama

Voted 10/10

Nice climb. Good shot!
Posted Jun 9, 2006 6:03 am

tanyaLove This!

tanya

Voted 10/10

:)
Posted Nov 29, 2007 3:17 pm

hanswRe: Love This!

hansw

Hasn't voted

Thanks,

This was a special climb. The route is very alpine and a lot more interesting than the normal route by the south-east ridge. On the other end of the rope is Ueli Bühler with whom I have climbed several mountains. A minute after the picture was taken I stepped up on the rocks. Ueli pointed with his ice axe at a metal plate on a piece of rock. I looked briefly and noted something that looked as two names and a date. I couldn't read the names so I just nodded. You don't say anything in situations like this. You just understand. We moved on to the summit where we fed some ravens peanuts.

A year later someone told me that the memory plate high on the Mönch was celebrating Ueli's two older brothers who had fallen to their deaths when climbing the Nollen route. What do you say?

/Hans
Posted Nov 30, 2007 3:14 pm

tanyaRe: Love This!

tanya

Voted 10/10

Leaves me speechless and kind of sad. :(
Posted Nov 30, 2007 3:24 pm

BLongGreat shot

BLong

Voted 10/10

Nice shot. Any idea how steep this was?
Posted Oct 1, 2009 7:03 pm

hanswRe: Great shot

hansw

Hasn't voted

Thanks.

To quote late kletterwebbi:

“From the start of the ridge you scramble up some easy rock. After some easy pitches you reach a kind of a step, this is the most difficult point of the route (rock climbing up to UIAA Grade III). After this step mainly follow the ridge.”

Mönch SW ridge

/Hans
Posted Oct 8, 2009 3:56 am

TimBWhat a shot!

TimB

Voted 10/10

fantastic photo.
I have to say, hansw, that I really like some of your videos you have posted to SP.
Keep up the good work!
Posted Dec 18, 2010 9:31 pm

hanswRe: What a shot!

hansw

Hasn't voted

Thanks,
Hopefully there are a few things about the Eiger in my contributions that can be of interest.

/Hans
Posted Dec 19, 2010 12:45 pm

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hanswSubmitted by hansw
on Mar 11, 2006 1:38 pm

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Object Title: On the South-West Ridge of the Mönch

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