Beware of rockfall at the base of Schreckfirn.
Very nice climb, and a very nice hut as a staring point (Schreckhorn Hütte). We had some clouds and strong wind on top, but the weather cleared just when we were leaving the summit. I have posted a couple of more pics from the route for those of you who want to see alittle more from the route. I would strongly recommend the route if you aren't too many on it. (several persons were rescued with heli on the route the day after we climbed it)
What a climb! Schreckhorn is considered as one of the most difficult 4000-meter peaks so I approached it with the idea that I might not feel comfortable on it's slopes and might want to turn around before reaching the summit.
The friendly hut personel made me feel home and even though it's a remote mountain we eventually had a small group of 7 climbers leaving for the summit the following morning.
The very base of the mountain is an easy place to get lost cause the trail isn't that obvious until You get to the steeper part leading You to the Schreckfirn. From there it's just straight up the exposed and steep rock face. The quality of the rock (gneiss) is fabulous! I wouldn't want to be up there during bad weather but this time I really enjoyed myself feeling very solitaire now that the roped teams were well below me.
I stayed on the summit for quite a while now that it was my last summit of the summer season.
A long but very beautyfull approach to the Schreckhorn hut comes together with a long and great route comes along with a very, very long descent to Grindelwald. One of my best trips ever, have done it with Manne.