Nice mountain! We did NW Ridge with snow and ice at all way. Maybe we did not find all Fixed ropes and movement was slower (somewhere over 1 m snow). Two swiss guys will not so successful next day. But was very nice weather and we enjoyed it!
We did the normal route up and down. Not very difficult, but quite exposed and serious terrain.
This was my first alpine ascent, with a guide, at the tender age of 12!
The big snow field was all ice - quite a scary first experience on crampons!
Very icy rock slabs, climbed in 1999
Fantastic Tour to Fründenhorn 3369m.
my picture are here: Link to Fründenhorn 3369m
We (DAV Lahr) had a great climb under ideal conditions. Drove from Germany to Kandersteg on Saturday, climbed to the hut, ate and slept. Next morning, awesome climb on rock and snow, then back to the hut for lunch and the hike back to Kandersteg. Drove home to Germany that evening. Perfect. Wonderful mountain, even if it isn't the highest in the area!
To see the route we took and how it went, read my description of the NW Ridge.
I've done the climb with other members of the DAV section Tuttlingen. It was a great day. The overhanging crux is demanding.
Climbed with Dres Schild. A beautiful warm day and a great climb. The rock climbing is quite sustained and the overhang is challenging.