One of the greatest mountains of the Bernese Alps. Not difficult, not dangerous....Conditions were great. The toughest part was getting to the Finsteraarhorn Hut. Long way... we had to cross 3 glaciers approx. 25 km... Very rewarding view...
Climbed the normal route from the Finsteraarhorn hut with my climbing partner Helmut.
Difficult start on steep and hard / frozen slopes behind Finsteraarhornhütte. Harscheisen necessary! Higher up the slope eases. No problems to reach the Hugisattel. Entertaining rock climbing along NW Ridge, never too difficult. Splendid views from the summit.
Smooth descent on skis and still a small push to reach the Grünhornlücke in the afternoon. Descent in heavy snow to Konkordia and another push on the stairs to the Konkordiahütte.
Great route in fantastic conditions. Just a little cloud over the summit.
good condition on the normal ski way and the NW ridge.
Good track up to Hugisattle but very little amount of snow over 3900m. A bit of verglass on the ridge made us repell down about 20 meters while descending from top.
Climbed it by the normal route. Fantastic day and really enjoyed it!
From Oberarsee via Oberarjock and Sturefirm.
Long approach, lovely climbing.
Loneliness and majesty of such montain
Climbed via normal route (SW ridge) with Dietmar and Dan (John stayed behind due to injury). We all got to the Hugisattel - amazing views and excitign exposure down the back. Dan and I continued but turned back at last icefield due to exposure and time (we did not want to be the last ones off). Fell in bergshrund on way down! A most excellent climb. Even the approach (from First via Konkoridahutte) well worth the trip in it's own right.
I am not sure wich route we climbed, I guess it was the South-West ridge. We encountered a couples of gendarmes, one long chimney and a couple of rock climbing passages of IV.
Overall difficoulty was AD.
A great climb and a great day.
It was first ascent in my life to 4000m peak. It was amazing climb and big experience for me though technicaly it was simple and weather was very nice. Beautiful day!
very nice climb.
Very icy on the final ridge.
Great tour to Finsteraarhorn 4274m.
my picture are here: Link to Finsteraarhorn 4274m
Perfect weather and perfect conditions
late summer day with perfect conditions. Pictures will follow later
Used the skis from the Finsteraarhornhuette to the Hugisattel. From there an easy scramble (maybe UIAA I-II) to the summit. Beautiful day, blue skies, and great view!
We decided to try to summit this day, although the weather would not be very good. Therefore we marched very fast and the snow conditions were very good. In 5,5 hours we went from Finsteraarhornhütte to summit and back. Everything turned out magnificiently... Very nice summitridge and beautiful views!
Perfect weather. Cut fresh tracks up in 40cm fresh snow. Summit ridge a lot longer than it looks, but not difficult. Sweeping views everywhere. Ski down in the powder excellent, with some nice steep sections.
I was there in Summer. Had a beautiful day but my Friend did not want to do the final ridge. It looked perfect and most of the climbers did not use crampons.
The hut has been rebuild in June 2004 and is the most beautiful hut I ever slept in.
We climbed Finsteraarhorn during a traverse of the Bernese Alps on ski (Goppenstein - Münster).