A great summit day and a very pleasant mix of glacier, rock and hiking. The rocky ridge is somewhat treacherous due to a heavy rockfall. Many guides and maps show the route up the ridge via a rather prominent couloir. I would NOT recommend going through there, it is a deadly funnel where all the falling rocks from high above end up. Instead, head up slightly to the left, reach the ridge as soon and as directly as possible and stay way up there during the whole ascent. Avoid the couloir and the rock acceleration plateau above.
Climbed with Roberto and Alberto, this latter the only healty guy in the team...In fact the ascent was absolutely unforgettable, almost comical: I was recovering from a horrific ankle sprain that I had procured that July, going down the path in the Quebrada Ishinca, and also my friend Roberto had suffered the same fate during one of his lonely trips in Bolivia...We both were clearly limping and walking badly, but we were determined to reach the top. Upon our arrival at the refuge, the guardian seeing our state met us with three glasses of delicious local "grappa" to take heart...
Good conditions. This is a pleasant route in early season with a good amount of snow. Glaciers anyhow are in strong retreat here as in the whole Aurine Alps.
Coming up from Furtschaglhaus via the normal route I was shocked about the amount of glacier melting. My first ascent to Großer Möseler was in august 1997. Within these 13 years the southern small glacier below the summit has disappeared completely and the norhtern glacier route from Furtschaglhaus has become rather difficult so that we followed the WNW-ridge to the top.
A (big) side trip while hiking from the Edelrauthütte to the Chemnitzer Hütte. I needed my ice axe today.