Climbed the Nadelgrat solo from the Mischabel hut.
From Bordier hut via a freshly snowed, quite crevassed Ried glacier. Therefore we traversed Ulrichshorn (big bergshrund and steep West face of Windjoch...) and found even gaps and holes on the northern shoulder of Ulrichshorn.
Windjoch deserved its name.
Ascent from Mischabel hut some 20+ years ago was much strighter!
In the company of my son Christoph and Nils, a local guide. We had perfect weather conditions (sunny, solid snow in early AM despite the prevalent heat wave during our stay in Saas Fee); yet we met only one person at the hut and on the entire climb!
The worst part of the great experience was the interminable descent to the valley in the midst of the record heat!
Last peak of my solo traverse on Nadelgrat.
Perfect conditions. No wind at Windjoch!
Normal route from Mischabel Hut.
Very nice climb, approach to the hut is rather long. Bit the climb itself was short and easy, with few other parties. Luckily the weather remained good until we headed back down again. Lenspitze north face looked awesome, one day...
Normal route, Mischabel hut via windjoch.
some photo's here
On a wonderful day Christine, Gianni an I reached the top of this stunning summit at 7.15 am. What a great climb!
Very nice climbing through normal route. As the first group summiting that day, we had the opportunity to have the top (too narrow!) for ourselves, avoiding any queues, and what's more - the sunrise met us sticking around to the summit cross! Beautiful, at all.
Climbed with Igi, brade and Matti.
Nice route, temperatures too high though, so fast descent reaching the hut back at 10.30. North face of Lenzspitze looks terrible...
from Mischabelhütten and Windjoch; went on to Ulrichhorn, Balfrin, Groß Bigerhorn and Bordierhütte - a real long walk.
Bivvied on the Nadelgrat, near the Stecknadelhorn, the night before we climbed this fantastic peak.
Beautifull weather, First we did the Stecknadelhorn and after coming back over de Nadergraat. We reached the summit of the Nadelhorn
Day one: Normal route (NE-ridge) and Traverse from the Stecknadelhorn (NW-ridge), Day two: Traverse from Lenzspitze (SE-ridge)
Lots of fresh snow, had to spur. The rocks below the summit were very icy, climbed along the steep firn/ice to the right of them. Afterwards continued to Stecknadelhorn by traversing a steep slope.
My first alpine climbing tour after my climbing courses :)
In combination with the Stecknadelhorn, nice tour. Long ascent from the Bordierhut.
traversing the Nadelgrat, the Nadelhorn was the last summit reached at 11AM. A perfect day of sun, beautiful view for a spectacular climbing.
Here again 5y later: nadelhorn was one of the first fourthousander i climbed in my career. Still a wonderfull mountain
Valerio and Giacomo