We had good weather, sunny during the morning with some storms arriving in the afternoon once we had descended. The climb was a little more challenging than we had initially expected due to the large number of crevasses that had opened up. Some of my group had been here previously and reported only one crevasse whereas now there was at least 6 or 7 large ones. Initially we had started the final ascent going left up the west face but had encountered too many crevasses and had to descend a bit and try again going up the right side of the west face and were successful. Pretty busy day but that was to be expected of a weekend the day before rain. Overall very pleasant climb
My second 4000er, started from the Brittaniahutte.
The 3 of us took the Hohlaubgrat route towards the summit.
Very nice route.
Delighted to have finally joined the “4000m Club”. Great day with Saas Fee Guides. Can’t wait to conquer my next one!
I climbed with two friends. They enjoying of their firts visit to this nice summit
Climbed the Hohlaub ridge from the Britannia hut solo. Descended the normal route.
Hohlaubgrat and descent on Normal route
Climbed solo in Nov 2015 from Längflue. I was the only one climbing this day. I have found open door to the hut, so could spend the night there, despite it is normally closed after the season.
Lot of snow, start 6am, in total 7 hours up from Längflue and down to Saas Fee.
Very pleasant short day climb, in the company of my son Christoph and Pierrot, a local guide. We got off the first AM Metroalpin train which stopped at the "hole" station (at ~3200 m, to avoid an overnight stay at the Britannia hut). A quick descent to the glacier and then we followed the standard Hohlaubgrat climb to the summit. For the descent we used the normal route to the Mittelallalin Metroalpin station.
We had very soft snow conditions because of the prevalent heat wave in the area. We encountered countless crevasses during the ascent and even on the "easy"descent route!
very nice route climbed from Britanniahutte via Hohlaubgrat, descent in very hot conditions (even in the morning) down to Felskinn.
Ascent by the normal route from Mittelallalin, descent by the Hohlaubgrat to the Brittaniahütte, with Mark and his son Keith.
2nd ascent of this peak for me following solo ascent via normal route almost exactly 5 years before. This time with my son Keith and rgg we ascended via normal route and descended Hohlaubgrat to Britania Hut. A really fine day out in excellent conditions.
Much more snow than 5 years before.
Quick and dirty - but fun though. Especially if the steeper nose is climbed.
Up at 3:45am, Jammed up at Hillary Step, summited, descended to Mittel Allalin for soup, funicular down to lift, lunch at Hotel Dom (great espresso), bus to Saas Grund, lift to Kreuzboden and hike to Weissmies Hut.
From Britannia Hut
Start: At 8:30 am - Mittelallalin-Feejoch-Allalinhorn.
On the top : 11:05 am. Very nice weather, I climbed with Sene.
I don't remember the exact date, but during the first days of May 2013, this was the first 4000'er my friend and I ever did. Nice experience!
Normal, NW Ridge, Mittelallalin-Feejoch-Allalinhorn
Fantastic weather and great view.
I climbed with Blaze334, who taken this video shot:
Our Original plan was to climb Alphubel over Feechopf from Mittelallalin. Unfortunately the weather was too bad, so we decided to go for a (fast) Allalin climb. No views at all but my two friends summitted for the first time, which was great.
Perfect day on esay ground with amazing weather.
Quick climb from the Britannia hytte. Rock step was delicate due to ice and fresh snow. Climbed down this beautiful ridge.