NorthWest Face

Page Type
Berner Oberland, Switzerland, Europe
Route Type:
Ice Climb
Time Required:
Most of a day
TD- (Avg. 55 deg ice)

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NorthWest Face
Created On: Jan 2, 2002
Last Edited On: Apr 21, 2004


Drive from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg and walk up to the Rottalhütte
From there it is ~ 1.5h to the start of the face.

Route Description

Books: SAC-Clubfuehrer Berner Alpen 4 OR Erich Vanis
Maps: Swisstopo Swiss Maps : #264, Jungfrau
First Ascent: 2. Aug.1895 Claude A. Macdonald, Christian Jossi, Peter Bernet
Route Description: Moderate ice climb with average of 55 Degrees and 750m height. 4-6 hours. See Topo for Route directions
Report: Some more information can be found on my page: Tour Ebenefluh - Aletschhorn
You can also find GPS data there.

Essential Gear

Standard Ice-Climbing Equipment for North-Faces and Glacier Travel.
Some snow-stakes and Ice-Screws might be helpful.

Miscellaneous Info

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