Ascent on ski's from the Rosenlauibivak. A great tour! We skied from the summiit. Be aware that the glacier is serious and the tour is pretty long.
Solo ascent. The night before it was raining/snowing and the next morning the route was covered by ice and snow. Tricky climb in such conditions. The upper part from the col (Wettersattel) to the summit was free of ice by the time I reached there, but the rocks were wet due to melting snow on the top. Descended further to the Dossen hut (a long way with uphill sections) - this was not planned, but I didn't feel like taking the same route back down again. The next day descended to Rosenlaui (great hike/scramble), took a bus to Grindelwald and finally fetched a few personal items I had left behind at Gleckstein hut.
We were supprised at the route, quite a challenge compared to what it looked like from the hut. A great scramble....followed by an enjoyable long glacier treck. A grand day out as Wallace and Grometwould say. Regret a little not bothering with the last 100m or so to save time and energy. Maybe another year.
Perfect weather this day. About 15 people on this route, mainly swiss. Due to lack of fitness did not make the last 150m from the Wettersattel, but a fantastic mountain and a superb day including the glacier traverse down to Dossen.
Spent the night at Gleckstein hut. Got um at 3.30am and started climbing at 4am. Route up: Willsgrat. We chose the way down to Rosenlaui via Dossen hut. Total time of 13 hours - not too bad for a group of 9 people.
Disturbing detail: on Saturday Aug 15 they found the body of a climber on Kringen glacier. It must have been there for some years before it surfaced this summer.
Fantastic tour to Wetterhorn 3692m.
my picture are here: Link to Wetterhorn 3692m
We had an early start after a good night sleep in the Gleckstein hut. There was a hard head wind on the long ridge and hard ice on the final icefield. This was indeed a rewarding climb with fantastic views all a round, (August 10, 1994).
Great to go up one way and come down the more remote otherside (leaving the crowds behind).
This was my first climb on serious snow and ice...I loved it! Went on to climb the Schreckhorn and Lauteraarhorn during this trip. I just fell in love with Grindelwald and all of the Bernese range.
Traversed from the Wetterhorn to the summit of the Mittelhorn, then down the Rosenlaui Glacier to the Dossenhütte and out.
A beautiful climb - this was my first true summit in the Alps.
I have known this mountain since I was little. Somehow I never found the time to climb it. Finally last summer I succeeded. It is not a very difficult climb, but it's very rewarding. Solo. A bit overcrowded. Seen from Grindelwald the Wetterhorn is one of the most beautiful mountains off the Alps!! Must do!