Wonderfull ride in hight mountains : traverse Fletschorn 3993 m. - Lagginhorn 4010 m.

Wonderfull ride in hight mountains : traverse Fletschorn 3993 m. - Lagginhorn 4010 m.

Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: Jul 8, 2006
Activities Activities: Mixed
Seasons Season: Summer

08 july 2006

Paolo is waiting for me at Weissmieshutte ; today he climbed Weissmiess alone and when I reach the shelter late at 5,00 pm he's so happy to meet me . He was worried about me ... he was thinking about another climb alone for tomorrow .
As usual ,the supper is swiss's traditional style . At 9 pm o'clock : let's go to bed , tomorrow we'll have a long day !

09 july 2006

Wake up ! It's 3,30 am o'clock , and the weather is fantastic !
For 1 or 2 hours we walk in the darkness , than the sunrise on the Mishabel's group and Monte Rosa ; the light is fantastic .
Allalinhorn at sunrise

We are almost at the "place de dejuner" (tr. breakfast's point) at the beginning of the Gruebengletscher.
Sunset to Mischabel s group

After a little pause at the breakfast point , we start walking on the glacier ; Paolo on the Gruebengletscher towards the Fletschorn's top 3993 m. , in background Mischabel's group
On the Gruebengletscher

After almost 4 h climbing we arrive to the Fletschorn's top at 3993 m.
On Fletschorn s top

On the top of Fletschorn, some ropes precede us and begin the easy descend by East ridge towards the Fletscjoch 3694 m.
Fletschorn - E ridge

Once arrived at Fletschjoch our traverse continues by Lagginhorn's NNE ridge ; from Fletschjoch it seems more difficult than how much it's not in reality . We must go and try !!!
NNE Lagginhorn s ridge

From Fletschjoch we start climbing Lagginhorn's NNE ridge by a short icy and steep slope , Paolino Takasu
NNE s ridge of Lagginhorn

And me
Lagginhorn s NNE ridge

On Lagginhorn's NNE ridge we climb on the edge by cliff block with the maximum difficulties of III°UUIA
NNE s ridge of Lagginhorn

Paolo Takasùùù at half way up
NNE Lagginhorn s ridge ; at half way up

After almost 2,30 h from Fletschorn's top we arrive to Lagginhorn's top : our faces so happy !
On Lagginhorn s top

Temperature is not so warm at altitude and there's a lot of ropes coming up from normal route ( W ridge ). And so after few minutes we start the way down by W's ridge . At first there's a little snow
WSW s ridge of Lagginhorn

Than only light path on rocky terrain ; Sass Fee behind the clouds .
On the Lagginhorn s W ridge

At last here we retourn to the Weissmiesshutte , after almost 9 hours of fantastic ride ; Paolino, so happy , salutes everybody . In background Saas valley and Mischabel's group .
Weissmieshutte and Mischabel s group

Esternal link

Lagginhorn: Traversata Fletschorn - Lagginhorn, Mamo Comotti, 09 luglio 06

Traversata Fletschorn - Lagginhorn ; fotoreport


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mallowman - Oct 19, 2012 3:39 pm - Hasn't voted


Lovely report and great pictures. Definately one for me in the future.

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