First alpine route. Conditions not ideal (top in cloud). Followed ridge all the way from/back to Weissmies hut to avoid glacier. Bottom section is a boulder field not a ridge followed by a short ridge (to UK grade 1 except unavoidable slab around UK grade 3) then long slope to summit on snowed up/iced up loose rock to right rather than whited out snowslope to left. People met on the way up pronounced the last section too icy and dangerous so turned back at 3950+ metres. Made guidebook time up but not down.mysterion - 12/Sep/13
Hidden - Sep/13
From first lift to Hosaas - in beautiful nick, with a coating of fresh snow which made the top straightforward.
Finn Curry - Lead - 26/Aug/13 with John Wilshaw
Hidden - 14/Aug/13
alastairbegley - 04/Aug/13 with David Emmett
Hoyes - Solo O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Rachel B
summit traverse, ascent SSW ridge, descent normal route
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - Aug/13 with Max
Stephen Halliday - 30/Jul/13 with Neil Halliday
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jul/13
olekemi - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/13
Cheese Monkey - 25/Jun/13 with Iain
bonoid - Sep/12 with Duncan McLaughlin
Anna_wells - 27/Aug/12 with TIM
Tim_Gomersall - 27/Aug/12 with ANNA
In ascent from the Weissmies Hut.
michaelmurray - 21/Aug/12 with Matt Myerscough, Ray Birch, James
lauramfletcher - 17/Aug/12
Guides: Daniel Johnson, Magnuss
Dave Hyman - 17/Aug/12 with Oscar Holloway, Laura Fletcher
With John Holiday and Jonny Logan
Malpractise - 07/Aug/12 with Jonny Logan
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/12
Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/12
As descent route.
Poco Loco - 26/Jul/12 with Liz, Fraser
Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 24/Jul/12 with Adam Gregg
TimPerkin - Lead - 24/Jul/12 with Simon Preuss
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/12
Some thin ice and steep snow near the top made this a more serious PD than I expected. Five German climbers had fallen to their deaths a week before and I could understand why.
caradoc - AltLd - 10/Jul/12 with nick yapp
Adamski1986 - AltLd - Jul/12 with Tim Rodgers
Jasonic - 2012
Alfuller18 - 2012 with Matthew Fuller
aerobiee - Solo O/S - 2012
Bex_M - 02/Sep/11
Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/11
Hidden - 06/Aug/11
Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - Aug/11 with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Peter Rigby
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jul/11
James_L88 - 21/Jul/11 with Badger
Hidden - Solo - Jul/11
Dave Toseland - Solo - 22/Aug/10 with Jim
MartinN - 12/Aug/10
dkd - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Al
good walk. only took 4h15 up an down from the hosshas. was expectin a bit of a longer day.
samrad - Aug/10 with abe
climbed the ridge from the start. Descended via the glacier midway down.
Sonya Mc - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/10 with Duncan
Simon Baker - 21/Jul/10
streapadair - Solo - 21/Jul/10 with Sonya
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Julie Anglesea
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/10
Hidden - Lead - 07/Jul/10
With Mark and Francois
bjlsmith - 06/Jul/10
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 29/Jun/10
cmaradcliffe - 29/Jun/10
Steve Woollard - AltLd - 27/Jun/10 with Kevin Colclough, Steve Price
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/09
Mr Fuller - 08/Sep/09 with Ally, Joe Barker
riven - 08/Sep/09 with Matt Fuller
Irk the Purist - 07/Sep/09
Hidden - 27/Aug/09
ross duffield - Lead - 31/Jul/09 with row
Nice mix of scrambling and crampon work. Summit is real airy. Little bit loose in places but more like scree than genuine risk of being hit by falling rock. Plenty of compact rock and large boulder scrambling.
Scott McRae - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/09 with Stefano
Jim Slater - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/09 with Tim Pearson, Phil
Matt Bennett - 28/Jul/09 with Andrew Moore, Keith Lambley
Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/09
Left Weissmies Hut at 4am. Summitted at 9:40am, and back at Weissmies Hut by 1:20pm. Ascended via the Lagginhorn Glacier, and decided to descend via the Lagginhorn Ridge. However, this was very long, and not very pleasant in descent, so we changed our minds and decided to cross the glacier on the way down too. Hol's first 4000m peak!
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/09 with Holly Adamthwaite
ian2707 - Jul/09
Chris Plewa - Lead O/S - Jul/09
In descent after climbing the South ridge. Horribly loose and would not recommend it to anyone. Weather turned near the bottom and got soaked as well. About 2 hrs back to the mid-lift station.
markfairbank - Solo - 11/Sep/08
Lost Heather's rucksack off the cliff when crossing the southern W ridge. Spent the day retrieving gear, including crampons from a ledge. Put up a new Hard Diff route ('Crampon Search') on smooth rock! Reckon that no-one has ever been up there before or will ever go up there again!
johnjb - Lead dnf - 11/Sep/08 with Heather
Straight off cable car and up. Exhausting! Good scrambling to be had and some interesting stuff near the top - bit icy so involved a touch of front-pointing. Good weather and nice view from the summit.
mountainbagger - 2nd - 13/Aug/08 with Mrs Mountainbagger, Rob, Walter
Loved this peak. Hardly anyone on it. Decent ice steps in it and quality scrambling. Smashing.
jimorothy - AltLd - Aug/08 with Rachel Crolla
glaramara - Aug/08 with james
MattOwen - Aug/08 with Simon Thorn
acb44 - Aug/08
Hidden - 18/Jul/08
wowbagger - Jul/08 with Crazy Pete
Hidden - 2008
davidellis53 - 2008
Will_he_fall - Aug/07 with Amy
Lagginhorn 4010m, Started at the Weismeiss Hut. Left at 0400hrs reached summit at 0830hrs.
Iain Blackwood - Aug/07
furry - 28/Jul/07 with Caz
Hidden - Jul/07
Chris L Hill - Jul/07 with Mark Harrison, Stuart Shaw, Ed Cheadle, Simon Pearce
Straight up to Hohsass on lifts, then up ridge, very slow going due to not acclimatising properly, but i learnt a lot of lessons that day, mt first full 4000m, good weather, the final traverse to the summit block was very unnerving, on a thin track of unstable ice granules, and a huge drop!!, the summit was very small and exposed,but the views amazing. Very long and tiring descent, back to the hut for a sleepless night, thanks to some noisy, inconsiderate B******s !
Fiskavaig - Solo - Jul/07 with Steve Bridg, Paul R
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/06
Hidden - 07/Jul/06
Zoomer - Lead - Jul/06 with 'Flash' Gordon
rob k - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with C Amis
The Ivanator - Aug/05
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/05
Hidden - Jul/05
Andy Clarke - Solo - 29/Jul/04
biggianthead - 26/Jul/04 with T
Hidden - 19/Jul/04
tom_holdsworth - 14/Jul/04 with Will Taylor
In snowstorm high up
Iain Thow - Solo - 05/Jul/04
Gustav - Solo O/S - Aug/03 with Andrew US
Hidden - 07/Jul/03
Hidden - Jul/03
From Weissmies Hut. Helped by good snow on the last 200m.
streapadair - Solo - 07/Sep/02
James W - Aug/00
nice line but quite choossy
James W - Aug/00 with john sanday
jsw1 - 30/Jul/00 with Robert Smith, Claire Smith, Bernard Smith, Josie Smith
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/00
Hidden - 16/Jul/00
My first 4000er, got altitude sickness, felt top snow climb was mega steep until the decent when I looked back up & realised it was not much more than a walk ! Rock ridge good fun. Loads of crevasses opend up on glacier that we didn't see during our alpine early start.
chrisrogers - 2nd - Jul/98 with Rob H
brockers - Solo O/S - Jul/97
Nigel Bond - Lead - 15/Aug/75 with Cy, Sandie