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markhallamScenic route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012


Climbed un-roped with Rob G. Lagginhorn is unimpressive to look at - but very impressive to be on - great views all around - and delightful finish to tiny & exposed summit.
Posted Mar 11, 2014 5:54 pm

cezartrWSW ridge solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011


My first 4000er! Great weather that day. Climbed along the west ridge avoiding the glacier. Fantastic view from the top, but I could not enjoy for a long time. I was among the first 5 people on the summit and I had to leave soon to avoid the traffic jam that would have obviously followed. All my way down I heard the word "stein" (stone) and I was happy to be far away. Descending I took the route over the almost harmless glacier. The way down to Saas Grund is very long and is not only descent but also mild ascent. But the beer in Camping Mischabel and the company of a nice couple from Catalonia that evening was very nice. Perfect conditions and perfect day!
Posted Aug 28, 2011 2:52 pm

Peter KRoute Climbed: WSW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2009

Peter K

Leading an alpine club youth group (JDAV).
Coming from the Weissmies Hut, after traversing the Weissmies the day before.
We had some icy parts just below the summit, more demanding than the Weissmies.
Posted Aug 19, 2009 4:04 am

bradeWinter Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2009


Done solo in 5 hour after the bivy in the tent at 3000m. Lots of hard ice on the last 200m and soft snow in the lower part of the ridge.
Posted Mar 19, 2009 9:54 am

John ClimberWith snowshoes to the top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2008

John Climber

Me and Joker VK and another companion did it to the top in about 6 hours from the Weissmieshutte with snowshoes. There was a lot of snow on the whole ridge and we progresed thanks to the snowshoes, which became very tricky to descend from the top. The snow covered almost all of the rocky passages. Temperature was relatively high, despite the small snow fall that catched us when descending. We were 12 hours busy (5 hours to descend!). Unusual for june!
Posted Jun 21, 2008 9:47 am

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