Very nice climb, but we had to make way for all the other groups that day, due to the amount of fresh snow that had fallen. So it were almost winter conditions.
I started from Mönchjochhütte at 4h 20. After a little snowfall in the night, the weather was clear and as the first, I had to mark out. The rocks of Kranzbergegg were a little icy. The Rottalsattel was easy to reach. Higher the climb over the dizzy Rottal 1000 meters below is not to underrate. Don't climb the snow ridge directly but follow the rock line on the left and secure you on the bars !
I reached the summit after 3 h 40 minutes at 8 and I was the first on the summit this day.
To go down I used the direct route through the icefall. The crevasses were filled with snow and easy to cross. Hurry up on this route because the danger of icefall is great and don't NEVER use this route on the way up!
Nice climb starting in the morning from Monchjochhutte. He's with me my friend Gianlu. Good conditions. From the Rotalhorn Sattel we climb directely the steep slope that allow to reach the top without touching rocks!!! Fantastic!!!
Went up with a French man and a local guide. Got a bollocking for walking badly on an exposed stretch. Glorious climb, airy from the Rottalsattel onwards. Not much space at the top for what was quite a crowd - including Evelyne Binsack, just back from Everest. Staggering views especially of the north faces at the head of the Lauterbrunnen valley. Long hard slog at the end across the glacier on return to the Jungfraujoch.
Nice day out, climbed it with a mate of mine, although a slightly abscured view. A wee bit crowded too, but that's to be expected.
Climbed with Monica Spicker - a beautiful clear day - could see most of the peaks in the Berner Oberland. Buzzed by the Swiss airforce while on the summit.
Climbed with another climber and a local guide.
Nearly perfect weather, just a bit windy. Beautiful views from the top.
Really fun climb, but not difficult. The final ascent to the summit is somewhat exposed but there is protection in place.
There was only another group that day.
On descent, crossing the Jungfraufirn under hot sun was gruelling.
This was my first 4000m-peak. I succeeded with a group from the german alpine club though some not ideal circumstances: two days after the return from a 3-week-holiday in Canada with some overweight, the jetlag, 3 nights with very few sleep and no acclimatization after taking the train to the Jungfraujoch. I would not recommend this tactic.
intended to fly the paraglider down to Lauterbrunnen valley...unfortunately when we arrived at the summit clouds came in and we couldn´t fly...went back to Jungfraujoch...and did on the way back a short paraglider flight to the glacier from where we hike up to Jungfraujoch...quite disappointing...would have been a 3.000 m flight to Lauterbrunnen
Easy route on this beautiful mountain.