Beautiful clear conditions. The corniced summit ridge was out of this world.
This might have been an awesome mountain. Couldn't tell though, the visibility was never more than 50 ft. the entire time. Nasty wind on the final summit ridge. Ice axes were buzzing on the way down.
Very nice! Good rock but due to lots of fresh snowfall and hard, cold wind a sharp final summitridge! Awesome view on Eiger.
Weather changed fast on that day, luckily the route is quite short. Anyway, the slogan "slippery when wet" applies for the rock sections...
I climbed the Mönch in very good conditions.
I started direct from my home 240 km distant at 4h. In Grindelwald at 7, I took the first train to Jungfraujoch and I was on the summit at 11h40. Easy ridge, first rocky with moderate difficulties, then snowy. On the summit ridge, the track was wide and not icy. From the summit, emotional view on the Eiger below.
A very accessible peak, good rock and snow.
A great route with plenty of modest interest climbed under ideal conditions......Fantastic views.
An easy peak with a stunning sunrise.
Beautiful! Very easy. Climbed it after I climbed the Eiger.
This is a great mountain for acclimatising, and practicing basic techniques at the beginning of the season. It took 2 hrs to climb the ridge from the bottom, and half an hour to get to the start from the train station at the Jungfraujoch. The ridge has enough of a drop on either side to maintain interest, and the summit is splendid. Even though there is a lot of snow on the mountains this year, there are no problems with this route.
A worthwhile day out!
with a group of the german alpine club. Unexperienced as I was I was glad that I could join the group for my first trip above 4000 m.
first ice route ...
Late start from Jungfraujoch. Left skis and pack at bottom of ridge. Easy semi-soft snow, no ice. Towards end of rocky part, there is a 'crux', which is difficult to get up and even more to get down. Would strongly recommend even soloers to bring 4-5 meters of rope, as there is a fixed metal spire just above the crux. Alternatively, a few handholds can be found by scraping off the snow. The snow-ridge was a bit soft in the afternoon, would have been better in the morning. Little wind on summit, great view on a cloud-less day.
In a sunny but windy day after two days waiting (bad weather) we reached the summit of the Monch via the normal route the SE ridge. It was an easy climb and the view from the top was fantastic.
Ski-mountaneering approach to the pass then climbing on the easy ridge in a very cold day.
My first Alpine 4000er. Went with Mark Ziegler from the Grindelwald Climbing Centre. Glorious day, but hot and I didn't drink enough which didn't help altitude acclimatisation.
A fun route out with Toby!
I guess the Nollen was in great shape cause we ran up in 4 hrs, 4.75 to Jungfrau Joch- just in time to avoid the predicted storm...
People continued to head up the normal route as we came down despite the gathering snowclouds and accelerating storm... strange. A symptom of mtns TOO easy to access perhaps? I didn't read of any deaths that wkd but was pleasantly surprised considering the teams we saw heading up.
A fantastic route! Guggi hut is quite nice!
My first 4000m peak over a very nice ice route. The Nollen at the time was almost vertical and quite difficult. With Dres Schild. Descended the SW Ridge
East Face/NE Ridge
The East face was not in good condition so we (Dres Schild and I) traversed over to the NE ridge. Otherwise a great climb with great views. Descended the SW ridge.
SE Ridge (normal)
I have climbed this peak more than any other. This time as a day climb with my husband Fred (see his log)
A very attractive climb with the beutifull view of the surrounding mountains and gleciers.