Wyssi Frau is the middle peak of the famous Morgenhorn - Blüemslialphorn Traverse,
but it is a fine objective itself. Its northwest ridge is a beautiful sweeping snow slope which makes a fine ascent and can be used to shortenthe famous traverse to just the most spectacular part avoiding what to
some seems a rather tedious ascent of Morgenhorn.
E. von Fellenberg and A. Roth with C. Lauener, J. Bischoff, and K. Blatter made the first ascent of Wyssi Frau on 2 July 1862 via the Northwest Ridge.
Wyssi Frau is the Swiss spelling Weisse Frau the German.
Climbs on the north side are approached from the Blümlisalp Hut which can be reached from either Griesalp or more commonly from Kandersteg.
From Kandersteg, it is 5 to 7 hours to the hut depending on your fitness level, ambition, and whether or not you shorten the walk with a
ride on the lift.
The three most commonly climbed routes on Wyssi Frau are:
The normal route is the Northwest Ridge rated PD or PD+. In good conditions it is a snow climb of little difficulty, but depending on theseason it can be icy and near the top there can be rock slabs to climb.
The 300 m North Face is an ice route of variable standard and changing features.
The Northeast Ridge from Morgenhorn is the first stage in the Morgenhorn - Blüemlisalphorn Traverse (normally done E to W). It is a narrow ridge with large cornices onthe south side. PD+ in good conditions, it can be dangerous in poor conditions or bad weather.