Photo by D M McCallum
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1856|
|First successful climber(s):||E.L.Ames, J.J.Imseng, F.Andenmatten|
|Nearest major airport:||Geneva / Milano|
|Convenient Center:||Saas Grund|
Thanks to foinaven for adding this peak.
A magnificent traverse if combined with an ascent of the neighbouring Fletschorn (3991m); descend due south from this summit to the Fletschorn joch (col) then take the easy but spectacular north ridge (a knife edge snow arete) - from the col approximately 900 metres interval, 2-3 hours. The summit is a north-south rock ridge, very narrow and exposed.
Descend the west face for a rapid return to Saas Grund. About 12-14 hours for round trip including the Fletschorn.
Thanks to foinaven for this description.