Very cloudy, hardly any view from above the cravase field - complete white out on summit
Great conditions starting from Hohsaas. Good weather. Fast ascent with no problems.
Great views on that route especially down into Saastal 3000meters below and to Mischabel-range at the other side of the valley.
Nice view from the top
Enjoyable day out on a lovely summer's day. Climbed ordinary route from Cable car. Temprature inversion over north Italy so only mountains visible. Climbed with Neil and my brother James who did'nt like the altitude so we had to rush down. Got strange headache when we got back down to the valley so did'nt spend the rest of the afternoon drinking beer unlike the other two!
Left the hut at 5:15 in the morning and we were the second on the summit. The crowds were about half hour behind us. Get an early start and you have the mountain to yourself. Very luxurious hut compared to others I've been in. Super climb.
Beautiful and easy climb in a beautiful surrounding. Absolutely recommendable! And there's no glacier with crevasses on this way, a nice possiblity for more experienced climber to bring some less experienced along. Some pics at www.climbingtours.net
Surprisingly enjoyable climb! Watched the moon set over Rimpfischhorn on the way up, brilliant views from the ridge and the summit, really worthwhile. Started extra early so we could bag Lagginhorn the same (long) day. I think gert (see below) was the only person up before us.
I started late in the evening at Saas Almagell, bivouaced a few hours just above the tree line and then continued to the top.
Beautiful sunrise at the Zwischenbergen pass! Nice climb! The summit was very cold and windy. Descended the same way.
Thunderstorms to start then they eased off. Then a mixture of cloud and sun. Great day out.
It was very windy, but sunny. Have walked with some friendly italians I met at the hut.
Climbed the Weissmies starting from the Almagellerhütte and descending to Weissmieshütte. No visibility on the way up due to snow and wind so did not propably take the most convenient way up and climbed on the rocks instead. Due to same reasons there was no trail down the normal route which cost me a lot of time navigating solo through crevasses of the steeper slopes.
A beautiful mountain when I got to view it from the Lagginhorn the next day!
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Nice walk from Saas Grund to Hohsaas.Night in tent just below the Hohsaas Hut.
Summit day. Accident in crevasse.
Descended to Saas Grund from Hohsaas.
Generally nice weather.Very windy on the top.
We used the cable car to middle station of Kreuzboden and sleep in a tent above Weissmies hut.In the morning we started the ascent to the summit by normal way over Hohsaas hut.Nice ascent on the glacier,it was very good weather,high temperature.Unfortunately on the summit,there wasn't so good view,but it could be worse.Descent was as good as ascent.Very nice two days.
Started at night in Saas Almagell and reached the summit just in time to meet a beautiful sunrise! Perfect conditions and full moon during the night!
From Almageller hut over SSE-Ridge to the summit, decent over NW- (normal) route. a fine day.
Great trip! I wonder what the north ridge would be like...
A long snow and ice route with a lot of crevasses starts at the Hohen Saas hut. Plenty of people could be seen out in a nice Sunday sun, (August 25, 1991).
This was my first peak the day after flying over from America. Other than that, it was a great day and hike.
This was a cracking route and part of our acclimatising for the Matterhorn later in the week.
Two other teams on the route, stunning alpine setting. Met the masses coming up from Hohass on the the long glacier route from the north. The SSE ridge is far more enjoyable and interesteing , although no more technically difficult that the N.
Had snow, ice and rock - so perfect day out for me.