Bishorn Climber's Log

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AlbertoRampini

AlbertoRampini - Sep 15, 2018 10:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2007

Bishorn Normal Route   Sucess!

From Cabane de Tracuit.

boriskrielen

boriskrielen - Feb 5, 2018 6:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009

Normal route  Sucess!

Climbed the normal route with my climbing partner Frank. Also did Pointe Burnaby.

Chandra

Chandra - Sep 6, 2017 4:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2017

What a view!  Sucess!

Normal route from Cabane de Tracuit on a crystal clear autumn day. The views are amazing.

JanG

JanG - Aug 15, 2017 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2017

Normal Route  Sucess!

Climbed in the company of my son Alexander and local guide Nils, as a culmination of more than 17 years of mountaineering (28 summits above 4000m) at the age of 71 years.
A very long ascent on hard snow (a day after the long slog to the cabane de Tracuit from Zinal). Nils belayed us on the final meters to the summit. Gorgeous weather!!!!

rob2681

rob2681 - Jun 6, 2017 5:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2017

Normal Route  Sucess!

Participated in an alpine climbing course. Three nights at Truttman hut. We did some rock climbing in the 'Klettergarten' close-by. Travel to Tracuit hut was in stark weather. We used a mix of snowshoes and crampons for the travel due to a good bit of snow.

Ascent using normal route from Tracuit Hut on fifth day. We used snowshoes until the last 300-400m of ascent. The snow was a bit soft due to recent weather. Poor visibility. Last part was fun climbing up the 10-20m snow wall to the summit. We only stayed a short time on the summit since it was cold with blowing snow.

Valtho

Valtho - Sep 17, 2015 4:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2015

Normal route  Sucess!

Easy route but after a few days of snow it was still a nice challenge to make the tracks.

albertofanga

albertofanga - Sep 4, 2015 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014

Bishorn  Sucess!

Easy but very long climbing to the Cabane du Tracuit and then to the peak

alpinbeta

alpinbeta - Aug 29, 2014 8:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

Normal Route  Sucess!

Frome Tracuit Hut

tnick

tnick - Aug 28, 2014 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2014

Normal route  Sucess!

Great experience. Windy on the route. Beautiful view to Weisshorn. Climb all the way down to Zinal was long.

Neha

Neha - Apr 8, 2014 11:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2013

normal route from Tracuit hut  Sucess!

The hike up to the Tracuit hut from Zinal is beautiful. Climb to the summit is very easy, and view from the top is amazing, followed by a long descent down to Zinal.

fubar7500

fubar7500 - Jul 8, 2013 4:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

Normal Route via Tracuit hut  Sucess!

totaly sunny climb on both summits of Bishorn

Noah (Oregon)

Noah (Oregon) - Aug 20, 2012 3:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2012

Normal Route  Sucess!

We hiked up from Zinal in the rain and when we got to the hut it was snowing. The hut was run by the meanest, grouchiest old guy I've ever met in the Alps. He refused to heat the hut at all and a dozen of us sat in our wet clothes. The whole place was barely warmer than outside and our collective hate for this old crust of a human being grew steadily as the hours progressed.

The next morning we had perfect weather and a straight-forward climb across the glacier. From there, the ascent on the new snow up the slopes was nice but long. There is nothing to give a sense of progress, just two hours of the same gradual incline. The view from the summit however was one-in-a-million; truly awesome!

1. Day
Zinal (1670m) to the Cabane de Tracuit (3256m) = 3:42 for 1586m ascent

2. Day
Cabane de Tracuit to the Bishorn Summit (4153m) = 3:32 for 897m ascent
Time on the summit = 0:25 minutes
Descent to the hut = 2:06
Time at the hut = 0:33
Hut down to the car = 2:29

Total time for climb (including breaks) = 11:53 for a total of 4966m

Ivona

Ivona - Aug 16, 2012 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012

Normal way  Sucess!

Very fast and easy peak.Beautiful trail to Cab.Tracuit.Fantastic panorama from our bivy.Wonderful North ridge of Weisshorn from the top...just pure pleasure of the real Alps..I miss them again.

Climbed with Kasia

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Jan 9, 2012 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2007

Bishorn Normal Route  Sucess!

From Cabane de Tracuit. Nice peak!

fagin

fagin - Sep 4, 2011 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011

Success  Sucess!

Climbed in early Sept '07. Terrifying crevasse field followed by tedious snow slog to summit from Tracuit Hut. Visibility about 5 metres on top, dagnabbit

Jeroen Messing - Aug 28, 2011 11:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011

Normal Route  Sucess!

Started in Zinal, via Cabane De Tracuit.
Summit on Aug 21th 2011.


Some photo's here

domipost

domipost - Jun 25, 2011 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2009

Normal route  Sucess!

Too crowded for my likings, but the landscape is nice :)

tomshaw

tomshaw - Apr 25, 2011 9:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010

Bishorn via Normal route  Sucess!

Over night at Cabane De Tracuit 3256 m and a storm! However by 4-00 am all quiet and sky clear. Big Glacier ascent, plenty of crevasses evident and not so! Rope of Three after meeting a fellow Brit Solo in the hut. Fresh snow on upper reaches but safe. Made Summit ahead of time wonderful views of Weisshorn. Easy descent of less than two hours back to hut. Followed by hut walk out. Great Day.

Jurgen

Jurgen - Aug 15, 2010 9:19 am

Normal route  Sucess!

While leading a youth climbing course. Very bad weather, so we didn't see anything.

brade

brade - Aug 11, 2010 9:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2010

Normal Route  Sucess!

nice and fast... after a stormy night in tent above Tracuit hut

Climbed with matti

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