Aletschhorn 4195m

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Bernese Alps / Wallis, Switzerland, Europe
Date Climbed/Hiked:
Jul 30, 2006
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Aletschhorn 4195m
Created On: Dec 1, 2007
Last Edited On: May 17, 2009
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The wake up call in the Oberaletsch Hut 2640m is at 2am, because it's a long tour with 1700metres in altitude. In the beginning there is a descent with ladders & steal cables to the moraine of the Oberaletschglacier. We followed the "installed reflectors" along the steep moraine & rock flank to point 3101m - then over the ridge to the point 3382m. Here we entered the glacier with colossal crevasses and we carefully crossed the bridges that lead over the huge crevasses - which leads to the next section - the south west ridge. Climbing in the 2-3 UIAA degree along the securing-poles to the peak of the Aletschhorn 4195m. We only required six hours - rater than the 7-8 hours mentioned in the guide book.

After the Finsteraarhorn 4273m, the Aletschorn 4195m is the 2nd highest mountain in the Bernese Alps. The Aletschhorn is surrounded by three great glaciers:
the Great Aletschglacier, the Middle Aletschglacier & the Upper Aletschglacier.

- Route: Oberaletsch Hut - Oberaletschglacier - south-west ridge - Aletschhorn - Oberaletsch hut

- Link to our Aletschhorn 4195m tour: www.aletschhorn

Written and climbed by Cyrill
If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me:

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Oberaletsch Hut 2640m - link: >Oberaletsch Hut

Mittelaletsch-Bivouac 3013m - link: >Mittelaletsch -Bivouac

Konkordia Hut 2850m - link: >Konkordia Hut

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