Climbed the normal route in a whiteout with my climbing partner Helmut.
Climbed first the Jungfrau and than the Monch later in the morning.
On the second day of my Swiss alpine weekend in October I climbed the Mönch over the normal route. As this was almost in the end of the season I was all alone during my solo climb.
As daybreak was late I did not start earlier than 7.00am.
The conditions were great and the corniched summitridge was very easy to negotiate. A nice and fun little climb which did require full concentration during certain movements.
Climbed during the Jungfrau and Monch Mountain Madness Combo.
Very enjoyable climb. Gorgeous weather after 5 days of steady downpours. We followed a well-trodden path in fresh snow. It was so warm that we climbed in short-sleeve shirts all the way to the spectacular summit! Done in the company of my son Christoph and Dominick, our local guide. Highly recommended as a day trip (took first AM train from Grindelwald, had no problems with high altitude sickness).
Climbed through AMS to successfully summit, then watched another climber trigger a moderate avalanche on the way down!
Got a late start due to a luggage snafu that kept my partner in Zurich until the morning of the climb, but we had perfect weather and decent snow travel. What a wonderful place!
Very nice climb. WOuld repeat.
Had aimed to get the first two trains of the morning up from Kleine Scheidegg but it was reserved for fat, lazy tourists, so we had to wait an hour. By the time we got the final arete near the summit it has turned to slush and was too dangerous. Retreated to Monchsjochutte and the next day retraced our steps and made it to the top. Beautiful views all round
Great weather and route was in decent condition. Snow was hard and went fast with crampons. Absolutely loved the summit ridge and view. Climb was over too soon; really wished the route was longer!
Turned back on the snowy ridgeline, as my partner had old crampons, and ice balling made things difficult. Crampon walking skills are essential on such an exposed ridge. It's not the same as experience on flat/not exposed snow. Really fun scramble, I'd recommend ropes, but they're not essential for more experienced climbers. All in all well worth it, even without the summit :D
Nice short climb onto a snowy 4000er with a beautiful view over the green middle area of switzerland.
Climbed the SE ridge normal route. The final ridge on the top is very nice.
Our first attempt was a failure due to nasty weather... the other 2 parties who attempted the climb on this day also bailed. Stayed at the hut (we were the only guests!!!!) and awoke to a beautiful but windy day. Had the entire ascent to ourselves in virgin condition! Nobody had summited in a couple of days and breaking a track along the narrow ridge was a bit unnerving. Incredible experience, our 1st 4000er in the Alps without a guide :)
60 cm of fresh snow. First party to climb Mönch on this day. It took its time but we made it up. The third time on Mönch..I never had a summit view... ;-(
More challenging than I expected but made the summit along with our guide Stefan. Gabriela relaxed at the rain gauge part way up while we summited. Nice day only a fe clouds here and there. Two other teams also summited.
Soloed via SE ridge. Tried once, but got stormed off, tried a second time, and had a blast. Totally do-able as a solo route.
With Jan and Karl Gunnar
I guided my wife up this route. Fantastic airy arete up near the top!
Perfect on a good day in October
Second 4000m peak