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JurgenNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2013

Jurgen

Climbed the north ridge (up and down) from the Mountet Hut. A great alpine climb!
Posted Aug 12, 2013 3:19 pm

markhallamMy first 4000m peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1980

markhallam

I was the rather inexperienced leader of a party of 5 students and one aged German 'hitch-hiker' (who came to regret joining us... ). Having failed miserably on the Weisshorn we were determined to summit, although treating it like the only thing we knew - a British rock-climb - we were incredibly slow and got benighted on the way down. After that we learned the gentle art of 'moving together' - and Fritz, the German hitch-hiker, not to hitch a ride with a bunch of inept Brit youths.
Posted Feb 28, 2012 4:03 pm

andrea.itWrong route
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2011

andrea.it

I agree with my partner Corvus. A perfect day wasted..
Posted Oct 5, 2011 1:05 pm

CorvusWrong route
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2011

Corvus

We lost a lot of time to find the right passage over the Rothorn glacier, climbed wrong route to the Schneegrat. Reached the base of couloir to Gabel after 6 hours, so we decided to come back (too late and a little bit tired). It was a pitty because the conditions (weather and mountain) were perfect. I'll try again next time.
Posted Sep 24, 2011 6:21 am

Peter KRoute Climbed: SE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Peter K

Just can join my previous speaker: too much snow!
We started from a bivouac below the Rothorn hut (booked up). Easy glacier, scrambling and snow fields until the horizontal snow ridge. Tricky terrain traversing the south face, but EXCELLENT rock on the SW ridge. Nice but short crux ("Biner-Platte", III) - much easier than expected. Also very funny to get around the "Kanzel".
Panaché & hot chocolate at the Rothorn hut and continued down to Zermatt (0:45 AM).
Would definitely climb this one again!
Posted Aug 30, 2010 10:35 am

mulidivaresesnow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

mulidivarese

Too much snow on the south face, cold and windy the rdige.
The climb was long and demanding, with all the way up to be trace din high and soft snow.
Nice mountain in any case
MDV
Posted Aug 2, 2010 3:12 pm

climbxclimbGreat climb with a long approach...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2010

climbxclimb

Climbed the North Ridge
Beautiful climbing and great views from the summit..... But a very long approach...it makes it a great workout
Posted Jul 20, 2010 3:05 pm

vincepetersSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2008

vincepeters

Conditions weren't so great: snow, lots of wind and as soon as we got to the summit the clouds moved in. But what a beautiful mountain!
Posted Jun 29, 2010 3:35 am

schulzjFabulous rock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2008

schulzj

We started from the Rothornhut. The only downside was the number of rope teams on the mountain which made it a rather long day out. At the end we were caught by the daily afternoon thunderstorms shortly before we were back at the hut.
Posted Oct 10, 2009 10:49 am

SarahThompsonElectric!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2009

SarahThompson

From Rothorn Hut. Wake up time was moved up by an hour (to 3am) as bad weather was predicted in the afternoon. Climb was eerily warm until we reached the knife edge snow ridge. It began to snow lightly as we climbed the upper rock portions. The first boom of thunder was heard at 6:55am, two minutes after we'd started back down from the summit! Plenty of buzzing on the sharp ridge. Other nearby climbers saw lightning strike a big flake 50 meters from them. Quick descent on increasingly snowier rock. Back to Rothorn Hut five hours after we'd left! Warmed up with some grog.
Posted Sep 7, 2009 11:07 am

hernbergNormal route
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

hernberg

Snowed all night so we had to turn back 50 meters from the summit, very icy but i found the rock climbing enjoyable
Posted Aug 22, 2009 4:18 am

Pierre smetsersVery nice Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2008

Pierre smetsers

The day before we went back from 3800m, bad weather wind and snow. But one day later we enjoyed this great climb. Never to difficult. There were many others partys whichs slows you down especialy at the coulior and the Binerplatte.
And what a view.
Posted Sep 16, 2008 4:40 pm

ThomasOldeHeuveltSnowy north ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

ThomasOldeHeuvelt

What a fantastic ridge! We found it still in snowy conditions after the bad weather from a week before. We climbed everything with crampons, which slows down a lot, but is really doable, even on the traverse of the Sphinx. We belayed only 4 rope lengths - the Rasoir, the Sphinx traverse, the Bourrique and the Bosse. The Arete Blanche is magnificent!
Posted Sep 13, 2008 2:16 am

skileraarSouth East ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

skileraar

Foggy and cold.. Nice route!
Posted Sep 7, 2008 7:35 am

BartTraverse: SE & N ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008

Bart

Nice traverse to the mountet hut. I found the N ridge more interesting than the SE, climbing wise.
Posted Aug 17, 2008 11:21 am

GriffithsNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2008

Griffiths

Beautiful climb. Bottleneck from the couloir that really slowed down the ascent and subsequent descent and had to walk to the rothorn hut in a thunderstorm!
Posted Aug 4, 2008 5:37 am

PechorinRoute Climbed: normal route SE-ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Pechorin

A very nice climb, but too much traffic ahead of us slowed down the rate of ascent. Perhaps it was a mistake to choose a Sunday for this summit? Further, I sprained my ankle due to carelessness on the descent (which did not really help us catch up time-wise). We were back at the hut just in time for dinner.
I climbed with my twin brother.
Posted Jul 2, 2008 4:37 am

CyrillZinalrothorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2007

Cyrill

Fantastic Tour to Zinalrothorn 4221m.

my picture are here: Link to Zinalrothorn

Posted Nov 8, 2007 4:38 am

ProbemeisterNorth Ridge
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2007
What an amazing climb! It was very cold but the conditions were very good on the arete. Easily my favourite route I have done in the Valais.
Posted Oct 1, 2007 8:12 am

mamoSE ridge from Rothornhutte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

mamo

Great tour and panorama from the top ; good weather in the early morning , thunderstorm on way back to the hutte at late morning.
ciao mamo
Posted Sep 26, 2007 4:15 pm

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