Strahlhorn Climber's Log

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jdegroot - Sep 12, 2023 2:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2020

From Britanniahutte  Sucess!

From Britanniahutte we went all the way around the rock instead of stepping on the tongue of the glacier. The crevasses on the tongue of the glacier are huge and not so fun in the dark. We did not experience rock fall on the way up or down.


ferdinandverboom - Feb 4, 2023 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2021

Snowy climb  Sucess!

Fresh snow on the route. Wished I had skis with me..

mklootwijk - Jul 27, 2020 4:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2019

First 4000er  Sucess!

My first 4000er, with 2 friends plus someone we met in the Brittaniahut who came along. Splendid surrounding, tastes for more :)


boriskrielen - Feb 5, 2018 5:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009

Normal route solo  Sucess!

Climbed it solo by the normal route from the Britannia hut. Descended all the way down to Saas Fee the same day.

Flachlandtiroler - Aug 31, 2015 7:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2015

South Ridge  Sucess!

Lonesome, rarely climbed route. See Route description:


fubar7500 - Jul 11, 2015 10:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015

Normal route  Sucess!

via Normal route from Britannia hutte. Very hot day even in the early morning, wet and melted snow but clear sky and view...


rgg - Sep 20, 2014 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2014

Normal Route  Sucess!

Climbed with mark and his son Keith, from the Brittaniahütte and back. - Sep 20, 2014 8:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014

normal  Sucess!

Normal route from the Mattmark dam


markhallam - Sep 14, 2014 3:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2014

A week later than Charles...  Sucess!

...climbed with rgg and my son Keith, via Allalin Glacier and west ridge - from Britannia Hut. Agreed it was a slog, but hardly boring, with very threatening crevasse fields on the glacier. The beautiful summit ridge and summit made up for all the hard work.
A point about the route: due to the condition of the Allalin glacier it is not recommended to make the lowest crossing to reach it in summer. As advised in hut we traversed the Hohlaubglacier about 100m higher up and crossed the rocky spur of the lower Houlaubgrat from Allalinhorn - and reached the Allalin Glacier about 1-2km further up. What with crossing this spur both on way up and down - and then the final pull back up to the Brittania Hut, this makes for a total of 1500m ascent for the day, as determined by rgg.
The lower crossing to the Allalin Glacier is only recommended as a ski route in winter, when crevasses and boulders covered up by snow.
Suggest check the route carefully with hut staff - we were aware of some who went astray and added a few hours to an already long day.


Charles - Sep 8, 2014 6:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2014

Normal Route  Sucess!

From the Britannia hut - a bit of a slog!


alpinbeta - Aug 29, 2014 8:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2008

Strahlhorn Normal Route  Sucess!

From Britannia Hut


JuhoK - Jul 15, 2013 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2013

Normal route, solo  Sucess!

Boring glacier trek from Britannia hytte towards Adlerpass. But luckily summit ridge offers some of the best views in the Alps.


Jurgen - Apr 2, 2013 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2013

Normal Route on Skis  Sucess!

A one day trip from Bern. Took the Metro-Alpin to the Hohlaub-Stollenloch and climbed the summit on skis. A pretty long ascent with beautiful views and a long ski descent.


Ivona - Aug 16, 2012 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2012

Normal way  Sucess!

Very long way via dengerous glacier Allalin. Hudge crevesses and strong wind on the narrow and airy top.However great visibility and sunny day! Climbed with Kasia

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Jan 9, 2012 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1998

Normal Route  Sucess!

On the top with my loved friends Inti e Uli, Siberian Huskies

Bart Vaganée

Bart Vaganée - Nov 15, 2011 8:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009

WNW-ridge  Sucess!

A very long, unpleasant walk on the glacier. Fine weather but lots of wind on the ridge.


Koen - Jul 22, 2010 5:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

Normal from Brittania  Sucess!

Nice but long... the descent over the wet glacier in burning sun was not so pleasant. Skitouring this in spring seems a better idea.


JanVanGenk - Apr 18, 2010 10:58 am Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2010

Normal route on skis  Sucess!

White-out on the approach, planted a tent somewhere on the glacier far enough from the Britannia hut. The summit day started off with clear skies and 20+ cm of fresh snow that had fallen during the night. Abnormally cold temperatures for this time of year! After reaching the Adler Pass, white-out set in. Most of the climbers aborted their summit push and turned around from the pass. Had to leave the skis on the pass and continue on foot along the NW ridge to the summit.


selinunte01 - Jan 4, 2010 8:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2001

An endless walk  Sucess!

on a swamp - like glacier - should be more fun with skies :-), but excellent day and excellent views, in the end it was worth the wet walk.


schulzj - Oct 18, 2009 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2005

Normal Route  Sucess!

Shame that Richard and I climbed this peak in a complete white out.

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