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SE Ridge – Weissmies PD

Route:

SE Ridge – Weissmies - Saas Fee – Switzerland

Category:

Mountaineering

Route description:

A brilliant and varied traverse of the 4000m Weissmies. A remote feeling and superb views of the surrounding 4000m Swiss peaks.

From the Almageller refuge an easy walk leads to steepening snow slopes which in turn lead to a blocky scramble.

After the rock finishes a slender snow arete leads on to the summit. Rather than reversing the route it is normal to descend the glacial slopes on the NW side of the mountain down to the lift system at Hohsaas.

Required experience/skill level:

Intermediate – A long approach to the Almageller refuge from Saas Grund. Some good crampon skills for the snow slopes required.

Length (in metres):

1120m from the Almageller refuge

Time/duration:

2 days

Starting point/base:

Saas Grund

Maximum guide ratio:

1:2

Normal season:

June – September. A very reliable route conditions wise.

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Comments/notes:

The NW flank is a non technical approach to the peak, using the lift system at Hohsaas, but with crevasse and serac danger.

Descending this route is more preferable.

A night at the Weismies hut after this route means you could climb the Lagginhorn or one of the other peaks in the area the following day, making a great three day trip.

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Fred striking the classic Entreves pose.

Alpine climbing before the rain arrives this afternoon.

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2 days ago

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Summit of the #Eiger this morning with Sarah.

Good conditions on the south ridge from the Monchjoch Hut, and we had the top to ourselves. Being patient with the weather paid off in the end. ☀️

Lots of teams on the other nearby classics: Monch, Jungfrau, Fisherhorn etc

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3 days ago

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Eiger plans on hold for 24 hours. Waiting for the snow to burn off a bit. Instead we traversed the Monch, via a verglas encrusted SW ridge.

Now resting before tomorrow’s early start for the Eiger south ridge.

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Our #MontBlanc team were successful on the Grand Paradiso yesterday. Currently on route back to Chamonix.

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Climbing the Index with Sarah this morning. A nice mellow day after an especially long day on Monte Viso’s east ridge a couple of days ago.

Pretty busy on the route today, we did about a million short pitches for practice and to give the other teams some room.

A rest day tomorrow, and then the Eiger 👍🏔

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