The first 4000-meter peak for my friend Girgl ... we (Girgl, my wife and me) have made the Hohlaubgrat from the Brintanniahütte. The conditions where great : a few centimeters new snow, all the mountains around where looking untouched.
The Hohlaubgrat is a very nice route.
A very short hut approach (Britanniahut) and a fun climb. Back to the Mittelallalin for lunch in the restaurant - almost a little too civilized. Climbed with Fred Spicker
As a training for higher 4000ers I did this ascent as my first 4000er at acceptable weather.
Climbed with Monica Spicker. The rock step was plastered with snow and ice. Beat the crowds to the top. Descended the normal route and had lunch in the restaurant at Mittelallalin.
It was a short climb and the weather was beautiful. We looked around and had a very nice view. Great.
First 4000 in the Alps for me.
Aged 16 these days we had no money so did walk up the nice 'Kapellenweg' from our tent in Saas Grund to Saas Fee and finally to the Allalin station. Stayed the night on a flat roof of the Allalin station. The next day was so warm that several people being late (as we) had some problems with cravasses even on the normal route.
One day after closing of the cablecar-season. It was strange walking through the ski-resort without seeing anybody. Fairly steep ascent for a ski tour but conditions were good.
A very easy and crowded climb from Mittel Allalin in a nice summer day. I went with 2 of my brothers because my father felt weak after taking Felskinn cable and Metro-Alpin, my elder brother and my mother waited for us. At the summit there was 14 ºC in the sun but the only rocks on the climb were icy, good views of the Penine Alps. The snow was very soft in all the route, it had also fallen an avalanche just out of the ski runs days before. The total time was too short for a 4-thousand-meter mountain, I think the Metro-Alpin had to be dismantle. It would remain only the cableway to approach to the summit rapidly. But the interests of the ski station are others very different. This is a very recommended ascent for a person who never has been on a 4-thousand-meter mountain, this was not my case.
After having failed to find the route from Felskinn to Mittelallain in the darknees(am 5. We used the Metro Alpin .From there a short climb in 2 to the summit and have a big great view to the Matterhorn
As the weather conditions were perfect it became a double feature: From Britannia-Hut via Hohlaub-Ridge to the summit. From there we continued to Alphubel (4.206m) via Feejoch, Feechopf (3.888m, ridge climbing, II ) and Alphubeljoch. Oh what a day!