Rimpfischhorn Climber's Log

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jck - Jul 30, 2007 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

SW ridge  Sucess!

Very long route.
After spending three days in tents over the Tahschhutte waiting for good weather I climbed this route with Radek ( brade ) and Lukasz. Interesting and enjoyable climb in quite good snow conditions.
Before descending I climbed also the the West Summit (P 4009).


Nikman - May 6, 2007 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2007

From Täschhütte  Sucess!

1750 meters of climbing from Täsch-Hütte including the re-elevation between the two glaciers together with Sebastian.
Very long ski-mountaineering tour, but definitely worth it. Great views and panorama. Täsch-Hütte is nicer than Britannia-Hütte even you have to carry your ski some distance if you go that late in the year.
Good conditions.

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - May 1, 2007 3:44 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2007

Very long ski trip from Taeschhutte  Sucess!

Nice climb with Niklas. Perfect snow conditions.


roadmountain - Jul 15, 2006 8:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006

Route climbed: North-westface  Sucess!

Great climb, my first of the saison. Good condition, upper part a little bit icy. We were alone on the summit, great view! One of my favourits mountains


joe_akeem - Jul 1, 2006 10:47 am Date Climbed: Apr 4, 1999

Route Climbed: Normal from Britannia Hut  Sucess!

On skis from Britannia hut via Allalinpass and Rimpfischsattel where we had to leave the skis. I was glad there was some fog creeping up the eat face. See here why ;) Skied down to Taesch.


Jurgen - Jun 22, 2006 2:40 pm

Date climbed: august 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with Paul. Very cold..

Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Dec 11, 2007 3:42 pm

Re: Date climbed: august 2005

Hey Menneke, welke route hebben jullie geklommen?


siroco - Sep 1, 2005 3:38 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Route from Flualp (Berghaus Flue) Date Climbed: 28 Aug 2005  Sucess!

very nice


bbirtle - Jul 25, 2005 7:20 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Route from Flualp Date Climbed: July 19-20, 2005  Sucess!

Finally got to the top of this thing after three failed attempts due to bad weather and a partner's broken crampon.

Hard to believe so many people blindly following the main coulier way too far, leading to ground that is (from what I heard from some of them) quite harder than PD... a good lesson to rely on your own judgement instead of following a trail blindly as so many people shockingly do here in the Alps.

Interesting climbing, even on the correct route. Had to solo the hard bits due to partners bailing out.

Excellent weather, but the approach from Flu is just as much a killer as from Brittania... I was completely exhausted after this one, but well worth it.

Samuli Mansikka

Samuli Mansikka - Jul 18, 2005 2:49 pm

Route Climbed: North ridge Date Climbed: June 28th 2005  Sucess!

What a beautiful route!! Tuomas and I started from the Britannia Hut at around half past four in the morning and stood on the top at 10 o'clock.

The glacier and the snow slope to the Grand Gendarme were in bad condition. The night had been warm so there was only a 2 cm icy coating on the wet snow. That does not hold ones weight so we cut deep steps all the way to the beginning of the rocky section.

We lost some time trying to get around the 40-50 meter tall gendarme before noticing that on the very top there were bolts for rappeling. The first rappel is a short one and of the second bolt at 1/3 from the top you can easily reach the foot of the gendarme with a 50 meter rope (doubled for rappeling).

From that point the route was easy to follow and the quality of the rock is far better than on most rock ridges of the area. Every now and then the ridge gets very narrow so don't forget to belay your partner occasionally by wrapping the rope around the rock spikes which there are plenty. We did have a set of nuts with us but did not eventually use any. In whole the ridge is very varied and allows You to use multiple techniques.

From the summit we took the normal route down to the foot of the summit pyramid and returned to the Britannia Hut through very hazardous glacier.


LS - Jul 17, 2005 2:35 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 16 Aug 2000  Sucess!

A good preparation for my Mont Blanc climb


bbirtle - Jul 7, 2005 12:44 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Route from Britannia Hutte Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2005

Looooooong and cold apprach from the hut. Beautiful sunrise, though. Mistakenly followed the main coulier too far, following a massive piste of other tracks. Ends in a vertical wall and appearently none of those 100 tracks actually made the summit! Teaches us to follow blindly...

Anyway, after some thought, as well as watching two other groups follow the piste of tracks to us and turn around, (!) we did a scetchy traverse right to the correct coulier, where there was a much smaller trail and an obviously line the remaining 50m to the summit. Disaster strikes: my partner's crampon breaks in half! Bail, bail! I have to carefully belay him down every bit back to the skis. Next time...

Gaffr - Sep 3, 2004 8:38 am

Route Climbed: The SW Ridge from the Rimpfischsattel. Date Climbed: The middle of August 2004  Sucess!

A long and interesting day out from the Brittannia hut with the Speyside folks. Cold and windy with some ice on the rocks. The summit block is a very fine location with amazing views. We joined ropes with an Italian pair to facilitate a quicker abseil descent into the little snow couloir.


mulidivarese - Aug 27, 2004 8:54 am

Route Climbed: Normal from Britanniahutte Date Climbed: 11 August 2004  Sucess!

After three day or raining and storm, finally during the night the wind cleaned up the sky. We (Valerio and Daniele) left the Britanniahutte at 3:45. Nice walking on the glacer, no problem, windy but fine. We reach the Allalinpass in 1:40min, than pass the rocky ridge descending fromn the great gendarm it took a bit. No problem on the slope till the rimpfischsattle. Than we started to climb the coluoir that was extremily icy. All the rocky part was quite dengerous and icy.

Magnific view.

A long and hard climbing. Quite difficoult if the rocky ridge is covered by verglass. Better have two 50meters roops for the discent. There are several ring, about every 40m to help the descending


Farmer - Apr 18, 2004 1:41 pm

Route Climbed: Normal route from Taschhut Date Climbed: 1995 aug  Sucess!

Dangerous glacier... Luca dissapeared in a crevasse!!!! Luckely we got him out in a minute. A bit shaken we climbed the normal route... Don't take the wrong turn on the mountain... or you will end up in VI terrain?!? Briljant surrouding and nice climb...

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Nov 23, 2003 4:07 am

Route Climbed: normal route from Taesch hut Date Climbed: September 8th 1989  Sucess!

It was a beautiful but very long day crossing first the Alphubel glacier and then the Mellich glacier. We stayed 1 hour without any wind on the summit. I remember that I was totally exhausted after the 100 m final ascent on the return route back to the Alphubel glacier

jparker - Jul 29, 2003 7:46 pm

Route Climbed: From FluAlp Hutte Date Climbed: July 18, 2003  Sucess!

Beautiful weather all day, long hike in but was worth it for view from the top!!


Uli - Jun 14, 2003 5:20 am

Route Climbed: Normal route from Britannia Hut Date Climbed: May 31, 2003  Sucess!

Together with Martin (see next entry) and two other friends. In contrast to them (they used snoe shoes) I had skis with me. My descent back to the hut was much faster and great fun.


kletterwebbi - Aug 21, 2002 4:30 am

Route Climbed: Regular route from Hotel Flue Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

A very long approch, we have to hike a lot. The weather turns cloudy at the Rimpfischsattel, so we do not see anything. At the final rock ridge there was crowds, so we stopped one or two pitches before the summit.

Never again on a sunday !

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Aug 20, 2002 11:41 am

Route Climbed: WSW Ridge Date Climbed: August 19, 2002  Sucess!

Climbed from the Fluh Hut to the summit with fantastic views and perfect weather. The climb took much longer than expected and my partner Matt Bialowas lost his wallet somewhere near the summit. We also were a bit misdirected early in the climb and mistakenly followed some other climbers towards the Strahlhorn.

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