Gross Fiescherhorn 4049m

Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Location Lat/Lon: 46.55111°N / 8.06111°E
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: Aug 3, 2004
Activities Activities: Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Summer


The Gross Fiescherhorn 4049m is located in a big glacier world. Around the Gross Fiescherhorn it has large and copious glaciers. These are the glaciers „Ewigschneefeld“ - „Walliser Fiescherfirn“ - „Fieschergletscher“ and „Obers Ischmeer“. A impressive ice landscape, it reminds of the Antarctic. These glaciers constitute also the difficulty, that crevasses at the Gross Fiescherhorn are enormous and deep.

Our ascent:

We are started in the Finsteraarhorn hut 3048m. Over the long and flat glacier “Walliser Fiescherfirn” we go northwestwards to a steep slope. There one must cross big ice cubes and seracs, and go carefully over deep crevasses. Afterwards one comes to a flat plateau, the Fiescher plateau. Now it goes to the Fieschersattel 3923m. Then begins a short rock ridge, the southeast ridge of Gross Fiescherhorn 4049m. The climbing difficulty level of the ridge is UIAA II, time requirement about 30-45 minutes from the Fieschersattel. Descent on the same route, back to the Finsteraarhorn hut 3048m

Gross Fiescherhorn 4048mGross Fiescherhorn 4049m
Gross Fiescherhorn 4048mGross Fiescherhorn 4049m


Finsteraarhorn hut 3048m - Link Finsteraarhorn hut

Mönchsjoch hut 3657m - Link Mönchsjoch hut

Finsteraarhorn HutFinsteraarhorn hut 3048m
Mönchsjoch hut 3650m (Mönchsjochhütte)Mönchsjoch hut 3650m


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