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Return to the Weisshorn Group

 
Return to the Weisshorn Group

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Object Title: Return to the Weisshorn Group

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Page By: rgg

Created/Edited: Sep 23, 2014 / Sep 29, 2014

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My first visit to the Weisshorn Group had been by myself, back in 2012. It made quite an impression, but it would take two more years before I would go revisit the are. And I'm still far from done with it, I want to go back for more! 


OSM map centered on the Weisshorn, the highest peak in the Weisshorn Group. The Turtmanntal is the valley to the north.Click here for a larger map. 


On the last day of June, 2014, Jan and I traveled to the Alps. For the first few days we took it relatively easy, with a mix of hiking, scrambling and rock climbing. Then, once we were somewhat acclimatized, we set our eyes on higher and more difficult goals, in particular on the Brunegghorn North face. Despite the somewhat unstable weather, there was the occasional fine day, and in the end we got lucky and got the one day of fine weather that we needed to climb it.

Panoramic view of Bishorn from the Turtmannhütte
Panoramic view of Bishorn from the Turtmannhütte


I'll post more images in the coming days.

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Turtmannhütte
Turtmannhütte
Mostly we camped, but a couple of days I stayed at the Turtmannhütte. There is an enormous choice of bolted sports climbing routes in the vicinity of the hut; we barely scratched the surface on our visit.

Images


A closer view of the bergschrund on the Brunegghorn north face

A closer view of the bergschrund on the Brunegghorn north face

The Turtmannsee, one of the reservoirs at the head of the Turtmanntal

The Turtmannsee, one of the reservoirs at the head of the Turtmanntal

First light on the Brunegghorn north face

First light on the Brunegghorn north face

First light on Brunegghorn (3833m)

First light on Brunegghorn (3833m)

Geranium sylvaticum in the Turtmanntal

Geranium sylvaticum in the Turtmanntal

Weisshorn (4506m) and Bishorn (4153m) from the Bruneggjoch

Weisshorn (4506m) and Bishorn (4153m) from the Bruneggjoch

Approaching the Bruneggjoch (3365m)

Approaching the Bruneggjoch (3365m)

Alpenglow on the Brunegghorn north face

Alpenglow on the Brunegghorn north face

Panoramic view of Bishorn from the Turtmannhütte

Panoramic view of Bishorn from the Turtmannhütte

Looking up the Brunegghorn NW ridge from the Bruneggjoch

Looking up the Brunegghorn NW ridge from the Bruneggjoch

Sideways view from the Brunegghorn N face

Sideways view from the Brunegghorn N face

Jan at the top of the third pitch on the Brunegghorn N face

Jan at the top of the third pitch on the Brunegghorn N face

Weisshorn (4506m) and Bishorn (4153m) from the Bruneggjoch

Weisshorn (4506m) and Bishorn (4153m) from the Bruneggjoch

Alpenglow on Bishorn

Alpenglow on Bishorn

A sideways view illustrates the angle of the face

A sideways view illustrates the angle of the face


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