Rimpfischhorn Climber's Log

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boriskrielen - Feb 5, 2018 5:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2011

WSW-ridge solo from Täsch Alp  Sucess!

Climbed it solo in 1 day up & down from Täsch Alp in the valley by the WSW-ridge. Also did 3 sub summits on the SW-side. #nonstopsolo

andre hangaard

andre hangaard - Jan 31, 2018 10:29 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2017

Solo climb ending the season  Sucess!

During two weeks in middle of October 2017 an extreme good weather period blessed the Alps. I’ve never experienced such great weather in the Swiss Alps for the last 20 years. For at least four days in a row there was not a single cloud in the sky and the view was magical. Due to the late time of the year not only the Hotel Flue was closed but also the chairlift up to Blauherd was not operating. The hike from Zermatt to Pfulwe was as beautiful as a postcard, passing the Stellisee with the classic Matterhorn view. Near by the Längfluejoch I put up my tent and left for the summit the following day at around 05:30. The steep couloir at the base of the mountain was very icy and my two iceaxes came into action. But after I passed this part I had a more or less a straight forward climb all the way to the summit. There were plenty of stands to anchor and I reached the summit at around 10:00. The summit view was super nice. It took a while to descend since I only had a 30 meter rope and rappelling took time. During the descent I met a party of four who came from Täschalp. The downside with climbs in late autumn is the lack of light and the short days. After clearing camp I made my way down towards Täschalp and further on in darkness to the end of the valley to the little village of Täsch. A long day.


Valtho - Sep 17, 2015 4:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2015

from Taschhut  Sucess!

As we were the first ones after a few days of snow we had to make the tracks. But being almost alone out there on this beautifull mountain was perfect.


Chandra - Aug 24, 2013 3:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2013

Via Fluhalp  Sucess!

A gorgeous day on a gorgeous mountain. And we were almost alone...


Eelconl - Mar 21, 2013 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Summerclimb  Sucess!

Nice climb one year after Broad Peak.


marc123 - Sep 16, 2012 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

Rimpfisch from Flue  Sucess!

Beautiful september weather convinced us to try another mountain in Switserland. We chose Rimfischhorn from Flue. Great hutt with delicious food, best ever eaten at a mountain hutt!. The climb was beautiful but long.


JanG - Jul 26, 2012 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2012

Long climb from Fluealp  Sucess!

Started at 3AM from the excellent Fluealp hut (highly recommended for its excellent food and great lodging). After 2 hours of hiking to Pfulwe over well-marked paths and large boulders, we began the VERY LONG glacier climb to the final couloir. Very windy at the upper glacier reaches, but after 6 hours' total climb, we made it to the summit. Spectacular views in all directions. Another 5 hours descent to Fluealp awaited us. This peak is a great endurance practice climb for the Matterhorn or other loftier peaks.

Pierre smetsers

Pierre smetsers - Mar 28, 2012 9:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011

WSW Ridge (from Fluhalp  Sucess!

Great climb, after a week with a lot of snow. Good rock


mulidivarese - May 8, 2011 6:57 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2011

from taschutte  Sucess!

here again after many years.
Ski route form Taschhutte, nice climbing to the top
Lovely panorama
With Alessandro

Peter K

Peter K - Aug 30, 2010 9:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2010

Route Climbed: WSW Ridge (from Fluhalp)  Sucess!

Nice and moderate solo climb from the Fluhalp hut (Zermatt). Ice and hard névé in the upper gullies, so had to stay on the ridge. A little bit more difficult (III-) than the usual crux (exposed slab, II), but solid rock.
Same way back to the Fluhalp hut for cake & coffee and down to Zermatt.


il.rocciatore - Aug 19, 2010 12:42 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route from Britannia Date Climbed: august 2010  Sucess!

Our initial idea was to climb the North Ridge. However, when we arrived at the Allalinpas, the weather looked very unstable and we opted for the safer standard route instead, which allows easier retreat in case of bad weather. You don't allways get what you want in the mountains and sometimes you have to be happy with a smaller price...

From the Rimpfischsattel, we stayed too long in the snow couloir, eventually leading to a col below the foresummit. After an easy traverse into the East Face and about 60m rather delicat climbing on vertical but loose rock we made it to the summit. Loooooooong way back to the camp site in Saas Grund.


turistoalpinista - Jul 6, 2010 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2010

Normal from Tasch  Sucess!

Exhausting, long route. Quite a lot of snow. Amazed by the sunrise. Extremely agressive sun - felt a bit sick during the descent due to dehydration. Didn't go over the foresummit but traversed further in the wall and then steeply up to the summit. Great Stralhorn views. Annoyed by the slush during the descent. Fantastic bivouacplatz aprox. 20min from Taschhut. Met only two climbers in the early morning going to Alphubel then nobody was there!! 5 sunny days in a row without a single rain.


andrea.it - Jun 29, 2010 8:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010

Route from Tasch  Sucess!

Normal route from Tasch.


JanVanGenk - Sep 16, 2009 7:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2009

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Approached via the Fluealp and bivouaced nearby the Pfulwe pass. The climb was a 17-hour epic which started by taking a wrong and pretty dangerous line up and abseiling down using precarious anchors, then climbing up again through the correct line, and finally descending the whole way back to the Pfulwe pass by constantly missing the right exits one has to take on the way. With all these detours I reached the bivouac site at about 10 p.m., and as if that was not enough, I got a shower of wet hail just at the moment when I was taking off my boots and was ready to crawl into my bivvy bag. And there's no way to close the bag quickly...

Great day though!


ThomasOldeHeuvelt - Sep 13, 2008 2:54 am

From Brittaniahutte in the snow  Sucess!

I was 19 when I climbed Rimpfischhorn. It was snowy and foggy and I suffered from altitude sickness on the way back. My friend forgot his piolet when he abseiled down the wall below the presummit. I offered to climb back up to get it. It was hell: steep, icy cliffs, a snowstorm, and sickness.


Pechorin - Jul 2, 2008 4:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2007

Route Climbed: normal route from the Flualp  Sucess!

I had suffered a sprained ankle a few days earlier on the Zinalrothorn, but my foot held up ok. We had beautiful weather and lots of fresh snow (no tracks). The correct route is easy to see from the saddle-point, but we lost track later on and ascended too far straight up... got back on the route through a dicey traverse on steep ground without good holds.
I climbed with my twin brother. We didn't meet or see anyone else on the mountain.

Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Dec 11, 2007 3:42 pm

Re: Date climbed: august 2005

Hey Menneke, welke route hebben jullie geklommen?


Cyrill - Nov 8, 2007 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2004

Rimpfischhorn 4199m  Sucess!

Great tour to Rimpfischhorn 4199m.

my picture are here: Link to Rimpfischhorn 4199m

Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Aug 31, 2007 8:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007

Route Climbed: North Face from Täschhütte  Sucess!

Lots of fresh snow. Good weather on the way up. On the summit thunder started and snow came down for the next 12 hours. No other people on the mountain.
Partner: John Scoles


David_Holland - Aug 4, 2007 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007

Nice tour  Sucess!

Climb it by the normal route from out a bivouac under Spitziflu, on the track from Flualp.

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