Leading an alpine club youth group (JDAV).
Intended to climb the Hohlaubgrat, but the Britannia hut was booked out. Never seen so many "tourists" on a glacier, in jeans, without a rope. Sad.
Solo from Allalin (Metro Alpin) to the top, initialy it was difficult to know were the path was due to a lot of work on the glacier.
At start with clouds and fog but it gott better and the summit it self was sunny. On my way back I was helped by a swiss tour which insisted that I was to go with them. Many thanks for the help/assistance!.
Conditions: cloudy, lots of loose snow and +2 to +10.
Climbed the Normal Route for most of the time. Got off the route some 200m below the summit and made a Summit traverse from West to East, back down again on the Normal Route.
Very windy on the summit and kind of crowded...
Anyway, a great climb and fantastic views!
Ascent from Britannia hütte via Hohlaubgrat route, descent via normal route to Mittelallalin.
Weather was great, surprisingly few people on the route, but many in the hütte.
(A túrát Somkuti Nándor vezette nagyszerûen.)
Nice day out. We climbed the north east face from the top of the Metro Alpin. We didn't take the direct ridge but a bit more to the right. It was icy, about 55 degrees, until it eased a bit toward the summit wall. The twenty people who were waiting at the summit were looking pretty surprised at us.
From the top of the cable car. Pretty foggy at the summit...
Climbed with three Dutchies, while I was working in the Britanniahut
Fantastic day up Holaubgrat. No wind, perfect conditions. Make sure you arrive before 9am at summit to avoid the crwods coming up from Normal route. Amusing what kind of "mountaineers" come up. A beautiful view on peaks around on a clear day!
Beautiful day next time i wil do it along the holaubgrat.
Easy and shoprt access but mind the crevasses
Wonderful climb with Moda. Repeated in 2007 with Attilio
Sea level to 4000m in 48 hours on my first 4000m peak! It was punishing! The short climb at the top of the Hohlaubgrat was fun although a little sketchy with some powder snow.
Beautiful Skitour to Allalinhorn 4027m
my picture are here: Link to Allalinhorn 4027m
I´ve climbed the mountain from Mittelallalin. 30cm deep snow, but mostly a good track. No people on the way up and on the summit. I´ve seen seven mountaineers coming up on the descent. And thousands on the ski-piste. ;-)
We bivvied instead of using the hut as the warden said the hut was full, it blatantly wasnt that evening, anyway the ascent went quite easily in very good conditions. Why all the ironmongery on the rocks at the top though? The climbing is only PD and there's loads of easy natural belays. If you aren't up to the challenge, do a different route.
Graet ridge and super views from summit.
Once again, normal route. Nice day and always a fine mountain to be at and enjoy the views. I only wonder when the swiss are going to open the 'summit bar'... ;-)
Snow conditions and slow parties we (Jck (Jacek), Lukasz, Grzesiek and I) met on the 35m high rocky barrier made this ascent rather tiering - melted snow mixed climbing. Descended by the same route. We slept in the tents below Britannia Hut.
Nice and rather short route to the summit. We (Radek ( brade ), Lukasz, Grzegorz and me) slept in tents just below Britannia Hutte. Started little bit too late and the rocky barrier below the summit was in rather bad snow conditions. Descended by the same route to our tents.
First and the last time in Britannia Hutte...
In memory of Dorota and Jan Andrulonis: a Polish couple who died on Allalinhorn the day before our climb.