On the South-West Ridge of the Mönch


August 1995

And this provides the feeling still better...




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Sajama

Sajama - Jun 9, 2006 6:03 am - Voted 10/10

Wooow....

Nice climb. Good shot!

tanya

tanya - Nov 29, 2007 3:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Love This!

:)

hansw

hansw - Nov 30, 2007 3:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Love This!

Thanks,

This was a special climb. The route is very alpine and a lot more interesting than the normal route by the south-east ridge. On the other end of the rope is Ueli Bühler with whom I have climbed several mountains. A minute after the picture was taken I stepped up on the rocks. Ueli pointed with his ice axe at a metal plate on a piece of rock. I looked briefly and noted something that looked as two names and a date. I couldn't read the names so I just nodded. You don't say anything in situations like this. You just understand. We moved on to the summit where we fed some ravens peanuts.

A year later someone told me that the memory plate high on the Mönch was celebrating Ueli's two older brothers who had fallen to their deaths when climbing the Nollen route. What do you say?

/Hans

tanya

tanya - Nov 30, 2007 3:24 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Love This!

Leaves me speechless and kind of sad. :(

BLong

BLong - Oct 1, 2009 7:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot

Nice shot. Any idea how steep this was?

hansw

hansw - Oct 8, 2009 3:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot

Thanks.

To quote late kletterwebbi:

“From the start of the ridge you scramble up some easy rock. After some easy pitches you reach a kind of a step, this is the most difficult point of the route (rock climbing up to UIAA Grade III). After this step mainly follow the ridge.”

Mönch SW ridge

/Hans

TimB

TimB - Dec 18, 2010 9:31 pm - Voted 10/10

What a shot!

fantastic photo.
I have to say, hansw, that I really like some of your videos you have posted to SP.
Keep up the good work!

hansw

hansw - Dec 19, 2010 12:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a shot!

Thanks,
Hopefully there are a few things about the Eiger in my contributions that can be of interest.

/Hans

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