Weissmies Climber's Log
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|Gaffr||Route Climbed: The Normal route from the Hohsaas hut. Date Climbed: Middle of August 2002.|
|On a morning after fresh snow and not very much visibility we had an interesting ascent to the summit which has no cairn, cross or madonna! I really enjoyed this mountain. Descent by the same route. With Don from Inverness.|
|Posted Sep 3, 2004 9:00 am|
|andre hangaard||Route Climbed: S-ridge Date Climbed: 21 Aug 2004|
|Nice route from the Almageller hut via Zwischenbergen-pass and the rocky S-ridge to the summit. Managed to time the worst weather! Snow and icy winds up on the ridge. Visibility: zero.|
Just as my first visit in 2002 but worse!
Maybe a third time?
|Posted Aug 29, 2004 5:57 am|
|pdou||Route Climbed: Triftgrat (SW-ridge) from Almageller hut Date Climbed: August 15 2004|
|Being mostly begginers, it took us quite long to do this slightly more difficult route, but finally we were happy to choose it - it was more interesting and we were alone all the time. Weather and visibility were excellent.|
|Posted Aug 26, 2004 5:22 pm|
|jeroenbozuwa||Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 16 August 2004|
|Our first 4000 experience. Started at 8.00 a.m. from Hohsaas with my brother and a local guide under a clear sky. In 2,5 hours to the summit. Great view on a.o. Bernina Gruppe. Back at Hohsaas by 12.15. Used some drinks and soup before further descending via Weissmies lodge to Kreuzboden. Great experience!|
|Posted Aug 22, 2004 9:29 am|
|Chamonix Man||Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 16th august 2004|
|Climbed from the hut, leaving before the other groups. A fine walk with no technical problems. It took under 2 hrs to the summit.|
|Posted Aug 19, 2004 9:35 am|
|Rockhopper||Route Climbed: Normal route from Kreuzboden/Hohsaas Date Climbed: august 14 & 15, 2004|
|We took the cable car to Kreuzboden (2400 m). From Kreuzboden we walked towards the Triftglacier. Crossed the lower part of the glacier up to the Hohsaas hut at 3000m. |
Next morning we started to climb at 5.30 am. Clear sky, but not very cold. Great views at the summit (Monte Rosa, Mischabel Group). Nice climb.
|Posted Aug 17, 2004 6:01 am|
|InSPiRE||Route Climbed: Normal Route from Hohsaas Date Climbed: 28 July 2004|
|In 2 hours en 45 minutes we reached te summit. It was a beautifull weather without clouds. Magnificent view! Easy glacier!|
|Posted Jul 31, 2004 6:33 pm|
|andrea.it||Route Climbed: normal route west flank Date Climbed: 3 july 2004|
|Climbed in one day without acclimatation.Terrible headache!!|
|Posted Jul 13, 2004 11:07 am|
|shachar00||Route Climbed: North-West Date Climbed: 23/8/2003|
|Climbed on a beautiful sunny day with Terry Ralphs. We took the first cable car (7:30) from Saas Grund and were at the summit by mid day. Excellent views.|
|Posted Jun 8, 2004 8:20 am|
|klimsmurf||Route Climbed: Normal route from Weissmies Hut Date Climbed: August 2003|
|Nice climb but a lot of people|
|Posted Jun 5, 2004 2:29 pm|
|pvangeenen||Route Climbed: south east ridge Date Climbed: 12 july 2001|
|Started in the morning in complete fog but just before we reached the zwischenbergenpass the clouds disappeared and we had a great view to monte rose, alphubel dom (photo). Nice climb on easy rock's to reach over a small crest to the summit, down to hohsaas and saas grund.|
|Posted Apr 26, 2004 1:39 pm|
|Eelconl||Route Climbed: Normal from Hohsaas Date Climbed: 2001|
|After a week of illness I tried to climb again. Used more than 3 hours, and I was exhausted!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Posted Feb 16, 2004 1:53 pm|
|David_Holland||Route Climbed: Normal Route from Hohsaas Date Climbed: 26-07-2001|
|Posted Jan 22, 2004 1:57 pm|
|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|