Climbed the normal route from the Weissmies hut solo. Tried to traverse the Lagginhorn, but weather turned bad when I reached the base of the Lagginhorn NE-ridge, so went back, basically traversing Fletschhorn for the 2nd time on the same day.
Very nice climb in perfect weather. That made up for the previous day when I made my way up to the Weissmiess Hut in the pouring rain and thick fog...and got lost. Eventually I did stumble upon the hut and saved myself :-)
We climbed the summit on our way to the North-west grat of the Lagginhorn. Nice tour to do!
Climbed a little couloir (35 degrees steep) to gain the south-west ridge. Then on crumbly rock to the summit and from there continued with the traverse to Lagginhorn. Great mountain though, not as busy as some other mountains in the area just because it is not 4000m :P
I would not recommend the south-west ridge of the Fletschorn, too much lose rock and no interesting climbing. Rather take the normal route, nicer and quicker. Especially if you do Fletschorn as part of the traverse you need your time so take the normal route.
of Fletschhorn to Lagginhorn, a great traverse !!
Lots of snow, perfect conditions.
West flank and north west ridge.Interesting route.Steep snow slope to reach the saddle north of pt.3527.
Nice weather, good conditions on both mountains
Fantastic Tour to Fletschhorn 3993m .
my picture are here: Link to Fletschhorn 3993m
Did this as part of the Fletschhorn-Lagginhorn travers. Beautyful climb!
It would be a beautiful day, but there were clouds till 3600 meters. Above the clouds the view was beautiful. In four hours we were on the summit along way to go to the Laginhorn!
Started with good weather the first time, but when we reached the col at about 3600m, the weather turned bad. It became very cold, windy, and visibility was less than 20 meters...for us the sign to turn back.
Only a week later we were there again. This time we roped up with 2 Swiss guys. We started at 4 o'clock in the morning and reached the summit by 7 o'clock. No clouds and an amazing atmosphere. Too bad my camera failed up there :os
Continued with the traverse to the Lagginhorn.
Been twice on this beautiful mountain.
First time normalroute from Weismiesshut. Easy glacierwalk PD. 2 time N-face(wienerroute) from bivac 40-60’ D+. Excellent conditions until Thunderstorm came. 2 hours from begin face to Wachte. I have been chopping my ass of getting though the
corniche!! 1h. Im very sorry for that, and hope the mountain has recovered since my brutal attack...... Lucky for us the storm passed us quickly. On top at sunrise, very good. Descended via the Breitlaui ridge, loose rocks all over..
We climbed the Fletschorn (and later on the Lagginhorn) as a trip of the section Tuttlingen of the DAV (German Alpine Club).
Climbed with Fred Spicker in a near total whiteout.
Climbed with Monica Spicker. 1987 was a terrible weather year in the Swiss Alps. This day was very windy and cold with the mountain in and out of cloud. A group from Norway that arrived on the summit shortly after us declared that we had just made "The first winter ascent in summer."
The Northface of the Fletschhorn is a really classic one! But it is objectively dangerous because of icefall and stonefall, especially if it's becoming warm in the morning and at noon.
We climbed the short cut from the northface to the W-ridge and did not climb the 20 to 30 min. on the W-ridge to the summit, since bad weather was coming. So we rushed down and reached the Weissmieshut just in that moment when the thunderstorm started. So we really had luck.