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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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Up early to catch the frozen snow, and a bonus sunrise on the 4327m Nadelhorn.

Perfect conditions, and super quiet. We’re back here on the 30th August if anyone’s keen....?

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All six of us to the top of #montblanc yesterday - great weather and conditions.

We even hung out at the summit for a while, a rare treat!

Thanks also to @claphamski for guiding.

Our next Mont Blanc trip starts today with the Grand Paradiso. Let’s hope this weather lasts 🤞

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On our way to the Tete Rousse refuge today - Mont Blanc tomorrow.

Weather looks pretty good 🤞

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Managed to sneak onto the summit of the Grand Paradiso between two days of unsettled and stormy weather.

A little trail breaking was required. All good prep for #montblanc - we’re heading that way tomorrow.

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Here we go - day 1 of this weeks #MontBlanc trip.
A damp start, but still smiling. Up to the Grand Paradiso for the next three days.

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