A perfect clear morning and excellent conditions made for a fast ascent for myself and a Swiss guide via the Festigrat. Not too much ice, good snow, and a spectacular sunrise over Mattertal made this a very memorable climb.
Climbed it solo in 1 day up & down, starting and ending in Randa (1400m). #nonstopsolo
My first road in the Alps. Tiring, a lot of approach, but the beautiful weather and clear sky awaited at the top.
The route did not have enough snow so there was a tough steep section of ice. Otherwise easy and enjoyable, except that we were extremely slow in the final part due to the lack of acclimatisation. We were the very last people on the summit that day... but you get to be alone up there :) Descended via Normal route. Beautiful sunny day, amazing views.
climbed from Domhutte via normal route, quite firn snow (wet and melted during descend), little windy. Clear sky..
Climbed the Festigrat with andrea.it
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Climbed the Festigrat with Gabriele
Climbed it with very good conditions after a few days with snow. Reach the summit quite some time after Juhok (see below)....:)
Soloed this suprisingly boring ridge in perfect weather. Made tracks for the 25 followers in 20cm deep snow. 5 hours up and 2 hours down. Came down via Festigrat also.
Our plan was to climb to Taschorn from the bivouac over the Domhütte and then take the ridge to Dom. We crossed the glaccier and then realized it was impossible to cross towards Taschorn due to the crevasses.
We altered our plan, descented back to the normal route to Dom and climbed up to Festijoch. It was already quite late and when we saw the pair of ropes hanging on the rock with a little negative face on the top we decided to turn back.
The way back was not completely safe. Far not. It was filled with cravesses and we had to leave the tracks many times to find a more safe pass on the glaccier. We might have risked to get on the top but the way back would have been much harder and risky. So... next time :)
Apart from this the weather was very nice and the fact we met with humans (3) only in the afternoon gave us a fantastic day.
A personal Favorite of mine. Lots of hard work long day but well worth it. Festigrat Route.
First climbed this mountain by the normal route in 1980 and then via a Tasch-Dom traverse & descent via Festigrat in 1986.
Up to the summit along Festigrat, down by normal route. Quite a long day (though it would've lasted bit shorter) due to not a very fantastic aclimatisation. However, nice route, technically - not very demanding (UIAA II at most, one moment to be frank). Good and worth recoomendation alternative to the Normal.
We summited in not perfect snow conditions ("dry" summer, more rocks visible than foreseen, so the "icy moments" were found as well).
Climbed with Igi, brade and Matti.
between bad weather periods; we climbed Festigrat and went down the normal route. Sunny and clear conditions and a strong wind.
After a failure due to bad weather 17 Sep. 2008, here we go again. This time, after good acclimatization from Aletschhorn three days ago, I easly soloclimbed Dom via the normal route.
What a mountain. The last steps to the summit were like the staircase to heaven...
Started at around 04.00 hrs. and back down at the camping place in Randa at 20.00 hrs.
We had a bivouac 100 meters above the Domhutte, because the hut was full. We left our tent at 4:30 in the morning and reached the summit at 12:40, walking along the normal route. The weather was great all the day, not a cloud in the sky. Took some great pictures from the summit, especially the Matterhorn, seen from above with a zoom, looks impressive. Returned back to the bivouac also via the normal route, which is very long.
Slept at Dom Hütte and started around 5. 30 cm new snow made for a tough walk up the normal route. Not a cloud on the sky and most of the western part of the Alps was visible. Superb day. Walked alllll the way down to Randa same day.
Due to badweather during the night, my attempt was heavy delayed. At 0500 in the morning it rained. However, I still decided to check it out and climb up to the snowfrozen Festijoch. A slight improvement of the weather condition allowed me to continue on the Hohlaub-glacier but approximately after 1/4 part of the route it was time to turnaround taking into the consideration the unstable weather and the limited timeframe. Hopefully I will be able to try Dom during summer 2009.
We followed the ridge half of the way up from Festijoch. Then we turned into the north flank - probably a mistake as we encountered ridiculous amounts of fresh snow from the day before. Two Austrians caught up with us and helped making the track for the last 30 min up. Unfortunately, the summit was shrouded in clouds when we arrived (10:30), and we felt a little bit too cold to sit around for a long time. We took the normal route down.
I climbed with my twin brother.
Fantastic Tour to Dom 4545m.
my picture are here: Link to Dom 4545m