A very fine day out from the Hohsaas hut after walking up from Saas Grund. Some snow was encountered on the rocks higher up and a surprisingly awkward abseil into the final gap prior to the main summit! With the folks from Speyside.
Nice climbing in a not nice day: clouds all around, foggy, snowy. Very wet.
We ( Valerio, Giorgio and Daniele) started from Hohsaas (not conviniant if you don't wont to climb Weissmiess the next day, but very good food). Than we go down till the morain and up to the glacier. The ridge start about 3400m, quite sloped but easy. If dry and without ice, maybe you don't need roop, but better have it.
Very easy, nice the passagges on plaques or stones. Only on the end be carful for the ice. In the late season, if possible, better to avoid the snow-field and climb on the right, where is rocky.
About 4 hours.
Started out real late for this one 12pm from the Hohsaas but still managed to get on top before 16:00 and down to the Weissmies before 18:30 and to the valley by 21:00 for dinner.
Nice climb with a few interesting turns on the gendarms the only problem was my partner Filip and I had only a 20m rope for a 20m rap so it was little percarious as Filip had only just dislocatted his right shoulder and I was just about three weeks out of a cast from a broken tibia.
The hike down the normal PD route was a bitter remider of climbing in Canada, Lots of loose skree.
Solo climb without water supply.Hosass hut:8 euros per bottle.No way!!
Easy climbs, Nice view!
Briljant tour, Fletschhorn easy, ridge to the summit of the Lagginhorn is not to difficult II-III but pretty exposed with great views towards Simplon.
Easy climb but a great view!
In the hot and dry Swiss August of 2003; nor ice nor snow on the entire west ridge. Just easy rock climbing all the way to summit! Very unusual for a CH-4000!
Good weather, therefore many visitors on this
With some fresh snow on the upper part of the ridge it was a very beautiful ascent but more than anything else a demanding descent, rocks flew like birds, so the helmet is a must! I have never known such a leg-killing descent, my knees were burning down at Hohsaas.
We have made the Fletschhorn-Lagginhorn traverse. This is a very good tour. The ascend and descent of Fletchhorn was quite easy, the ascent of the Lagginhorn via the N-ridge was a little more demanding.
From 3650m to the top on the snow. Very good climb!
Return from the Lagginhorngletcher.
An uneventful but very nice climb.
trip report in german (sorry)
September 8th 1988 - west ridge (normal route)
we did the west ridge in full length which was not difficult but strenous
August 5th 1991 - north ridge
the north ridge is the traverse from the Fletschhorn because the connecting Fletschhornjoch is difficult to gain the direct way. There are only few parts with UIAA III at the ridge. It was the first time with crampons and the first 4000m-peak for my friend from eastern germany after the opening of the iron curtain.
July 29th 2004 - north ridge
Did the same again. There was less snow on the mountain as 1991 so some difficult parts could be avoided by passing shortly on the flanks. So it was not more difficult than UIAA II and we did not have to use the rope.
Drove from Belgium to Saas Grund, went up the same day, bivouaced at the foot of the ridge and climbed Lagginhorn the next day. Solo.