Alpine 4000m peaks

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by Charles » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:52 am

I would say the Breithorn has the reputation as the easiest 4000er. But a 4000er is a 4000er, don´t think you´ll go up any in pumps and with your hands in your pockets :D

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by Charles » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:12 pm

sjarelkwint wrote:No, only singing aloud and crazy :wink:
:D :D Then you´ll be OK!

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by Charles » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:38 pm

sjarelkwint wrote:Lagginhorn looks pretty doable to me ... no glaciers, no crevasses just "walking" up the hill. Can be done as a solo-ascent ...


True. Check out picture of the day today :o))

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by Cyrill » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:11 pm

Lagginhorn: http://www.hikr.org/tour/post165.html

Weissmies: http://www.hikr.org/tour/post161.html

Breithorn: http://www.hikr.org/tour/post177.html

Text is written in german, but you can watch the photos. a photo says more than 1000 words. have fun!

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by Luciano136 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:53 pm

Plenty of peaks over 4000m you can safely do solo in the Sierra Nevada in California ;) (in the summer that is)

With the dollar being crap, it's probably very cheap to fly to the US anyway :)

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by Cyrill » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:41 pm

sjarelkwint wrote:
Digitalis wrote:Lagginhorn: http://www.hikr.org/tour/post165.html

Weissmies: http://www.hikr.org/tour/post161.html

Breithorn: http://www.hikr.org/tour/post177.html

Text is written in german, but you can watch the photos. a photo says more than 1000 words. have fun!

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but do you think it's possible AND SAFE to climb it alone?


Lagginhorn definitive. When not, turn over.

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by jck » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:36 am

Yes, Digitalis' right. If the conditions are good for Lagginhorn you won't need any kind of equipment /no glacier crossing etc/- but only if the rocks under the summit are free of snow.

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by Gabriele Roth » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:37 am

climbing in solo on the most popular 4000 of the Alps doesn't mean "to be alone" on the mountain, you're going to meet many people on the normal routes and, of course, use their steps or real "paths" marked on the snow.
and it's often better go on unroped than roped to "some" occasional partners

I could suggest the Gran Paradiso from Vittorio Emanuele

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by Cyrill » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:57 pm

jck wrote:Yes, Digitalis' right. If the conditions are good for Lagginhorn you won't need any kind of equipment /no glacier crossing etc/- but only if the rocks under the summit are free of snow.


Weissmies from Almageller-hut, from south side, there is no glacier too.

Almageller hut - Zwischenbergen pass - south ridge - Weissmies.

no glacier, only a small firn.

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by Diego Sahagún » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:01 am

Guys, you forgot Allalinhorn and Gran Paradiso (longer route)

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