From Gnifetti hut on several summits. very nice.
Nice glacierplod up and then 3 meters of solid rock with a nice craig! Very small summit with a madonnastatue
Short but really fun climb especially if you add in the little bit of a rocky traverse at the end to get to the statue of the Madonna.
After the Parrotspitze and the Ludwigshohe, a short but very nice climbing on snow of the Corno Nero
Beautiful tour to the Corno Nero (Schwarzhorn) 4321m
photos are here: Corno Nero (Schwarzhorn) 4321m
fun summit, arrived after others were heading down. Bivi'd after parrotspitze
Nice fast climbing
very soft snd wet snow, very hot
Valerio e Daniele
If you catch this when there is a lot of snow on the route, it is no problem. A bit steep but likely easy to put in good steps. We were not so fortunate as the top 2/3 of the face was bomber ice. In such conditions, an ice screw or two and/or a second ice ax would be important to have along. The quality of the descent will depend on the quality of the snow/ice. We opted to rappell given how icy the upper 2/3 of the face was. There's a bolt on the summit into which you can hook a carabiner and set up a good rappel.
Solo. 5th and the last 4000m summit on that day.
Schwarzhorn (Corno Nero) was a rather fun climb with little effort. Tuomas and I did the South ridge facing the Balmenhorn Bivouac. A large amount of snow this time of year made the ascent easy and fast. We unroped ourselves on top of the snow flank and simul-soloed the rocky part and the snow saddle to the top.
We then took the most freguently used route down and headed to Ludwigshöhe.
Thrree small summit all together.But so busy!!..Remind me Rimini beach in august...
I've been two times there during "collecting" 4000 m-peaks:
August 10th 2000: the final meters were steep but still with snow and good footprints
July 30th 2003: much more icy. It was the only time of the week I had to use my second ice axe
The next summit coming from Balmenhorn and Vincent Pyramide. Perfect weather.
We descend to the Zurbriggenjoch (4279 m) from where we climb the west side of Corno Nero. At the summit there's hardly enough place for us to stand together, so we quickly let Hermann take a few shots of us.
Coming from Rifugio Gnifetti, we reached the summit around 8.30 AM in marvellous weather conditions.
After Corno Nero, we went on to climb Ludwigshoehe and Parrot to finish with Punta Gnifetti (Signalkuppe) where we spent the night in Rifugio Margherita (4.559 m).
Wonderful trip with extraordinary view