Bishorn Climber's Log

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mklootwijk - Aug 21, 2023 2:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2023

Bishorn in good weather  Sucess!

Beautiful day, climbing with my friend and 2 kids for their first 4000m ascent!

Babaobab - Jun 19, 2023 2:59 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2023

June summit Bishorn  Sucess!

A lot of snow. Perfect weather conditions.
From Cabane de Tracuit. Almost alone on mountain.


bencehegedus - Aug 21, 2019 9:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2019

From Cabane de Tracuit  Sucess!

Started from Cabane de Tracuit and planned to climb Weisshorn with my guide/instructor/friend but the wind was too strong to continue from Bishorn. Otherwise the weather was sunny and the sky was almost completely clear.


cascadescrambler - Jul 31, 2019 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1978

First 4000 meter peak in Alps  Sucess!

I climbed this with members of the Swiss Alpine Club. We had beautiful weather and a spectacular view from the summit

Alberto Rampini

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

Bishorn Normal Route   Sucess!

From Cabane de Tracuit.


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

Normal Route  Sucess!

Frome Tracuit Hut


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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