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.
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
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