Weissmies Climber's Log
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|il.rocciatore||Route Climbed: Traverse via SSE Ridge to NW Flank / North Ridge / Traverse via North Ridge to SSE Ridge Date Climbed: august 2003 / july 2006 / august 2009|
|2003: Nice climb in rather bad conditions, but not that difficult and with an amazing sunrise. Great beginning of our vacation.|
2006: Made an attempt on the North Ridge. Reached the Lagginjoch around 6 o'clock and then decided to turn back because weather didn't look nice at all and, I must admit, the view on the ridge up there is rather frightening...
2009: After 3 years I was back for a second attempt on the North Ridge. The weather was good and I was mentally ready for the climb. Without any problems we reached the summit after 6 hours of climbing on a splendid ridge. Not willing to search our way between the hordes of people and the crevasses on the NW Flank, we descended easily and alone via the SSE Ridge to the Almagellerhütte.
|Posted Dec 6, 2003 11:39 am|
|Mathias Zehring||Route Climbed: various Date Climbed: 1991 - 2004|
|August 6th 1991 - normal route from Weissmies hut:|
The glacier had quite good conditions. It was a beautiful day, so calm that we could watch someone start with his parachute from the summit. But the day ended sadly as we had to watch a climber fall to death from Weisskugel north ridge.
July 28th 2004
traverse from Almageler hut to Weissmies hut.
Beautiful day. From Zwischenbergen pass we stayed on the rocky ridge though following the snow fields on the east side might be shorter. Climbing was amusing and not difficult. Descent on the glacier to Hohsass had still good conditions.
|Posted Dec 4, 2003 1:48 pm|
|Probemeister||Route Climbed: Traverse NW flank and SSE ridge to Almageller hut Date Climbed: July 2003|
|This was my friend's first time on snow and first big peak. The traverse is an excellent general mountaineering route and I fully recommend it, it has a bit of everything, glacier, ice, crevasses, a narrow snow arete, a rock ridge and a cake at the almageller hut.|
|Posted Oct 30, 2003 9:26 am|
|nicowuyts||Route Climbed: SSE-ridge ascent, descending NW-route Date Climbed: August 12 2003|
|Great weather, nice route, what could you want more? Plus a "playground" in the mid-section of the NW-face: for a breef moment we could really feel like the guys in the Khumbu. But it has to be said: this is not normal!! When are people going to realize we are really ruining our planet with our industries etc. (Start rating Kyoto-protocol, ALL OF U!)|
|Posted Aug 29, 2003 1:29 pm|
|jsurinx||Route Climbed: Travers of the Weissmies Date Climbed: 20 Aug 2003|
|We started from the Almagellerhut and climbed solo over the SSE-ridge and went down over the NW-flank of the mountain. It was great to start our vacation with in Wallis this year. Nice views over the Monta rosa area !|
|Posted Aug 29, 2003 5:16 am|
|Chandra||Route Climbed: Normal route from Hohsaas Date Climbed: August 13th, 2003|
|Thanks to the abnormal glacierconditions it was a very exciting ascent. We had to cross ladders, boards and everything else you can imagine on a glacier, this year Weissmies was a little Kumbu. Made it in one day, which was not such a good idea, going down with this temperature and those countless crevasses was really dangerous!|
|Posted Aug 21, 2003 3:25 am|
|andre hangaard||Route Climbed: Weissmies hut-Hoh Saas-Trift Glacier-Weissmies Date Climbed: 31 August 2002|
|Doing Weissmies solo.|
Rain in the evening. 4.00am bad weather conditions.
Although clearing up. Late start. 6.00am Easy but steep track. Three hours to summit. No view. Need to return someday.... great mountain!
|Posted Mar 13, 2003 3:30 pm|
|Farmer||Route Climbed: South ridge - traverse to Weissmieshut Date Climbed: Juli 95|
|Nice tour from Almagellerhut, not difficult just fun. II max. Glacier is tricky to -or from the Weissmieshut to summit. Many accidents occer here!|
|Posted Oct 5, 2002 1:23 am|
|Huberschwiller||Route Climbed: Regular from Hohsaas Date Climbed: 15 september 2002|
|On the top in three hours from Hohsaas through the Triftgletscher and the icefall . On the topridge, a strong northwind decorated the corniced summit with a huge snowwreath. |
|Posted Sep 16, 2002 1:22 pm|
|kletterwebbi||Route Climbed: Regulat route Date Climbed: Sommer 1994|
|My first 4000m-peak ...|
We have to wait one day because of snow fall. After that we where going up from the Weissmies-Hüttte. The regular is a nice route ...
|Posted Aug 25, 2002 11:36 pm|
|Moni||Route Climbed: North Ridge & Trift Glacier / Triftgrat Date Climbed: 1 Aug 1983 & 10 Aug 1995|
|Climbed with Dres Schild in 1983. |
A fun climb of about 5.1 to 5.4 rock up to the final snow ridge. Descended the normal route.
With Fred Spicker the second time
|Posted Aug 13, 2002 8:17 am|
|Fred Spicker||Route Climbed: Trift Glacier / Triftgrat Date Climbed: 10 Aug 1995|
|Climbed with Monica Spicker.|
|Posted Jul 25, 2002 1:55 pm|
|Enrico iammaria||Route Climbed: Normal route (triftgletscher) Date Climbed: 18/jul/2002|
|Easy and good ascent.The snow are hard.|
|Posted Jul 24, 2002 10:52 am|
|Vinny||Route Climbed: West Route Date Climbed: June 2001|
|The route snakes its way through some impressive crevasses, but it took our group too long.|
It was a fun day out from the Weissmies hut with Beni, Geraldine and Robin, but we were too late in getting to the final shrund at 3800m. It was also impressively wide, nobody had passed up it but a couple had jumped over it from above. I was impressed.
The Jagihorn offers a fun Kletterstieg reachable from the hut in one hour. Almost like the Dolomites!
|Posted Jun 28, 2002 7:35 am|
|Henning Lege||Route Climbed: SE-ridge from Almageller hut Date Climbed: 10-September-2000|
|Excellent enjoyable ridge climbing!|
|Posted Jun 13, 2002 5:48 am|
|FitzroyPeak||Route Climbed: Normal way Date Climbed: July 21th 2000|
|My first 4000|
|Posted May 22, 2002 4:34 am|
|PeterCorneliusSpaeth||Route Climbed: West Ridge ? Date Climbed: July 1974|
|We did sleep outside the Weissmies hut - these Swiss huts were too expensive for us. I think it was the next ridge to the north ridge what we used. We ran into a blizzard, I was very young and unexperienced^, so insisted to continue. The others were older but even more stupid. We did not reach summit, nearly failed to find the normal route down, and finally arrived at our tent in Saas Grund at midnight, wet to the bone. Did sleep the whole next day. I cannot recommend the route ... ;-)|
Update: Added the standard route on August 2th, 2008. We were alone on the mountain since we started when the others where already down.
|Posted Apr 24, 2002 12:48 pm|
|dirkclaessen||Route Climbed: SE ridge Date Climbed: November 1988|
|Very quiet night in the Almagellerhut. Easy climb. Ideal for soloing.|
|Posted Dec 29, 2001 2:06 pm|
|dirkclaessen||Route Climbed: South flank and Triftgrat Date Climbed: August 1997|
|Bivouac beneath the south flank. Easy climb.|
|Posted Dec 29, 2001 2:03 pm|
|schadik||Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: 2001|
|great acclimatization peak.|
|Posted Nov 25, 2001 6:18 am|