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Gross Fiescherhorn 4049m

Mid Summer Dusk & Cumulus Clouds Tower Over The Fiescherhorn

Here the elegant NW Ridge of the Fiescherhorn is seen from the climbs base camp of the Monchjoch Hut. This route provides an elegant and direct ascent to the summit where good snow conditions, accurate cramponing and a steady head for exposure are all required. The Fiescher-sattel can just be seen on the centre far right. The SE ridge (PD+) can be descended to access this and complete the traverse to the Hinter Fiescherhorn (PD).

Good Stiff Snow Conditions On The Fiescherhorn NW Ridge

During the excellent snowy alpine summer of 2016

Approaching The Fiescherhorn At Dawn

With the Monchjoch Col & Hut behind. Truburg on the left of picture and Monch on the right. The approach to the ridge is technically fairly easy but quite a long way!

Northerly Wind Whips Spin Drift Over The NW Ridge Of The Fiescherhorn

The ridge is generally climbed entirely on snow and was in good conditions here in early August 2016 with no ice showing through on the steeper pitch near the summit.

Good Snow Conditions On The NW Ridge

With The Eiger South Face beyond. Mittellegi Ridge on the right and South Ridge on the left, then leading more towards the picture at its junction with the loose SW flank. The Mittellegi Hut is situated in almost the centre of the ridge, above a mini snowy section.

Sunset Eastern Skyline From The Monchsjoch Hut (3675m)

The Grosses-Fiescherhorn (4049m) is on the right with the Shreckhorn (4078m) - Lauteraarhorn (4042m) ridge in the centre and the Wetterhorn (3692m) on the left. Very good snow conditions on the upper glaciers in August 2016.