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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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5 days ago

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Awoke to a wild and blustery day at the Britannia refuge this morning. Plans were scrapped, extra coffees were drunk and we headed down.

Finished the day with some scrambling and summits on the Perron traverse above the Emosson Dam. A day salvaged.

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Fresh snow but summer temperatures on the 4000m Allalinhorn today.

It was nice to follow a track this morning. Tomorrow’s trail breaking is going to be a workout 😬

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1 week ago

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Back up in the #alpine again and enjoying the autumn weather and conditions.

Lots of rime ice on the Marbrees traverse this morning. Scottish.

Off to tick off a couple of Swiss 4000m peaks this weekend.

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Perfect autumn climbing weather. Photo: @allyswinton of Sara scrambling across the Perrons yesterday. The classic rocky ridge line above the Emosson reservoir.

It’s been a mixed few days weather wise, and the original plan of climbing the Grand Paradiso was out on hold. Flexibility is the key to a happy trip :)

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