NW Face

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 46.11870°N / 7.71600°E
Additional Information Route Type: Glacier Climb / Scramble
Additional Information Time Required: Half a day
Additional Information Difficulty: F, I
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See MAIN PAGE / "Getting There" to get to the base of the climb, Cabane de Tracuit.

Route Description

"The Alpine 4000m Peaks by the Classic Routes" by Richard Goedeke (1991) says on page 106:

"From the hut take an easterly line over the Turtmann Glacier to its Eastern arm, keeping well away from the drop to its NE (potential cornices). Go steadily up the slope of the NW face to the notch between the two summits and turn right and ascend the ridge, often corniced, to the highest point. 2-3 hours, a departure at 5 or 6 a.m suffices".

Essential Gear

Rope, crampons and ice axe may be necessary. Also take warm clothes with you.

Miscellaneous Info

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