Climbed the Triftjigrat route. Completed the route in 6 hours from the Gandegg hut. Carried rope but opted to solo route as snow conditions were excellent. First people on the summit (9am).
Followed the normal route. We started early enough to avoid a to crowdy top. We stood on the top with only 2 others, while after us a whole mass was heading for the top. It might be an easy walk up to the summit, but the views on top are incredible.
Fantastic clear, sunny conditions so views from summit were spectacular. Two of us went up the normal route with a local guide leading. Lots of deep, soft snow, so snow shoes were necessary. Note to self: next time, hire SHORTER ones!
From Plateau Rosa,the normal route. very nice view from the summit.
Almost no visibility, and strong wind... spend an hour of descent waiting in iglo(!) for better weather. Cable car only from Trockener Steg to Klein Matterhorn and all the rest of it including descent on foot...
Lots of people on the route, but a good start for a week long traverse of the Monte Rosa chain. Summitted in cloud some not much for views unfortunately.
Was hoping to finish the Monte Rosa Traverse on Breithorn after starting at the Monte Rosa Hut, but deep snow and poor weather conditions prevented us from attempting the traverse. Ended up taking the cable car up to Klein Matterhorn and enjoyed an easy, if not cold and windy, climb up the normal route.
Climbed together with Ludwigshöhe and Signalkuppe during a 5-day tour thorugh the Monte Rosa massiv. Visit the photo gallery at: Photo Gallery
Breithorn West - Central - East
Tried the traverse but turned back because of weather and walked up to the highest summit a few days later on our way back to Zermatt from the Rossi E Volante bivouac.
Cable car to Kl. Matterhorn (87 SF is an offensive price!) 2 hours to the top along a really crowded route. Mist/clouds on the top. Continued to the mittelgipfel along the ridge. Definently worthwhile. Less people and great views. 1 hour back to the cable car. We started at 10 am, so the snow got really heavy and wet. An earlier ascend can be recommended.
Scrapped the Breithorn Traverse due to poor snow conditions and followed the well-travelled dog route to the main summit. Nice end to a fantastic 6-day traverse of the Monte Rosa massif.
With three other climbers (Joker Vk among them) were the first ones on the top that day. We came back from Bivacco Roccia Nera (at the east side of the Breithorn) over the upper glacier route of the south slopes of the mountain and went up to the top via the normal route. Clear weather and good snow conditions.
I climbed it several times, probably the easiest 4000M in the alps from normal route, very easy and short.
very nice view...
Crowded on a sunny day
Using cable car. :-( Because of weather this was the only way how to reach at least one 4er summit during this trip to Zermatt.
The first of several ascents..
Climbed on a beautifull february day. By Cable car to Klein Matterhorn. Then first on ski's and the last part by foot.
Climbing from bivak, with Karel and Reinier