Straight forward glacier crossing, followed by rock-ridge scramble and then summit slope of snow/ice.

Phil Murray 12/Sep Lead O/S

Snow from yesterday had gone from below 3700m, so much easier, tho still good value higher up! Very satisfying day. 7.5 hrs. From the valley - *just* enough time...

with Helen
Hidden 08/Sep -
prwalker 08/Sep -
with wupert
KlaasW 28/Aug Solo
si_green99 13/Aug -
Hidden 07/Aug -
Robertgiddy 23/Jul -


NickBrown 15/Jul Lead
with Susan
davebrox 15/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul Lead
elliptic 04/Sep/14 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/14 -
garethm 30/Aug/14 -
kivell 28/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jon Ellis 06/Aug/14 -

In descent for traverse

olekemi 05/Aug/14 Lead rpt

In descent.

with Trevor D
ElvisLeg 17/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/14 -
nickdonohue 28/Jun/14 -

In descent. Very straightforward (which was nice!).

Jamiet297 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

In Descent

Sam Husband 21/Jun/14 Lead

Climbed from first lift up to Hohsaas. Predominantly a snow ridge at the moment which made going quite easy. Summit is quite delicate in a strong breeze!

with Robin Woodward
Stroppy 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Hugh Rose
Robin Woodward ?/Jun/14 2nd

Nice easy climb in the snow mostly, but a couple of exposure worries for my poor head for heights!

mysterion 12/Sep/13 -

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.

Hidden ?/Sep/13 -
Finn Curry 26/Aug/13 Lead

From first lift to Hosaas - in beautiful nick, with a coating of fresh snow which made the top straightforward.

with John Wilshaw
Hidden 14/Aug/13 -
alastairbegley 04/Aug/13 -


with David Emmett
Hoyes 02/Aug/13 Solo O/S


Batt 02/Aug/13 Solo
uncontrollable ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

summit traverse, ascent SSW ridge, descent normal route

with Max
Stephen Halliday 30/Jul/13 -
Hidden 15/Jul/13 AltLd
olekemi 13/Jul/13 Solo O/S
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
michaelmurray 21/Aug/12 -

In ascent from the Weissmies Hut.

with Matt Myerscough, Ray Birch, James
lauramfletcher 17/Aug/12 -
Hidden 17/Aug/12 -
Malpractise 07/Aug/12 -

With John Holiday and Jonny Logan

Hidden ?/Aug/12 AltLd
cpforbes ?/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Poco Loco 26/Jul/12 -

As descent route.

with Liz, Fraser
Tim Rodgers 24/Jul/12 AltLd
TimPerkin 24/Jul/12 Lead
with Simon Preuss
Hidden 12/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
caradoc 10/Jul/12 AltLd

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.

with nick yapp
Adamski1986 ?/Jul/12 AltLd
Jasonic ??/2012 -
Alfuller18 ??/2012 -
aerobiee ??/2012 Solo O/S
Bex_M 02/Sep/11 -
Hidden 23/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/11 -
Pete Rigby ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/11 2nd
James_L88 21/Jul/11 -
with Badger
sj87 14/Jul/11 -
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Solo
GermanAlex ?/Sep/10 -
Dave Toseland 22/Aug/10 Solo
with Jim
MartinN 12/Aug/10 -
dkd 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Al
samrad ?/Aug/10 -

good walk. only took 4h15 up an down from the hosshas. was expectin a bit of a longer day.

with abe
Hidden 21/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Simon Baker 21/Jul/10 -
streapadair 21/Jul/10 Solo
with Sonya
jandyd05 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 07/Jul/10 Lead
bjlsmith 06/Jul/10 -

With Mark and Francois

Hidden 29/Jun/10 2nd dnf
DigitalSteak 29/Jun/10 -
Hidden 27/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 08/Sep/09 2nd
Mr Fuller 08/Sep/09 -
riven 08/Sep/09 -
Irk the Purist 07/Sep/09 -
Hidden 27/Aug/09 -
ross duffield 31/Jul/09 Lead
with row
Scott McRae 31/Jul/09 2nd O/S

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.

with Stefano
Jim Slater 28/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Tim Pearson, Phil Lee
Matt Bennett 28/Jul/09 -


with Andrew Moore, Keith Lambley
Hidden 26/Jul/09 Lead
DavidR 22/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

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!

ian2707 ?/Jul/09 -
Chris Plewa ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
markfairbank 11/Sep/08 Solo

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.

Hidden 11/Sep/08 Lead dnf
mountainbagger 13/Aug/08 2nd

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.

with Mrs Mountainbagger, Rob, Walter
jimorothy ?/Aug/08 AltLd

Loved this peak. Hardly anyone on it. Decent ice steps in it and quality scrambling. Smashing.

with Rachel Crolla
glaramara ?/Aug/08 -
with james
MattOwen ?/Aug/08 -
with Simon Thorn
AdamCB ?/Aug/08 -
Hidden 18/Jul/08 -
wowbagger ?/Jul/08 -
with Crazy Pete
Hidden ??/2008 -
davidellis53 ??/2008 -
Hidden ?/Aug/07 -
Iain Blackwood ?/Aug/07 -

Lagginhorn 4010m, Started at the Weismeiss Hut. Left at 0400hrs reached summit at 0830hrs.

furry 28/Jul/07 -
with Caz
Hidden ?/Jul/07 -
Chris L Hill ?/Jul/07 -
with Mark Harrison, Stuart Shaw, Ed Cheadle, Simon Pearce
Fiskavaig ?/Jul/07 Solo

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 !

with Steve Bridg, Paul R
MoWalker3 06/Aug/06 -
Hidden 20/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/06 -
Zoomer ?/Jul/06 Lead
with 'Flash' Gordon
rob k ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with C Amis
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
The Ivanator ?/Aug/05 -
Hidden 08/Jul/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/05 -
Andy Clarke 29/Jul/04 Solo
biggianthead 26/Jul/04 -
with T
Hidden 19/Jul/04 -
tom_holdsworth 14/Jul/04 -
with Will Taylor
Iain Thow 05/Jul/04 Solo

In snowstorm high up

Gustav ?/Aug/03 Solo O/S
with Andrew US
Hidden 07/Jul/03 -
Hidden ?/Jul/03 -
streapadair 07/Sep/02 Solo

From Weissmies Hut. Helped by good snow on the last 200m.

James W ?/Aug/00 -
James W ?/Aug/00 -

nice line but quite choossy

with john sanday
jsw1 30/Jul/00 -
with Robert Smith, Claire Smith, Bernard Smith, Josie Smith
Hidden 21/Jul/00 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jul/00 -
chrisrogers ?/Jul/98 2nd

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.

with Rob H
Hidden ?/Jul/97 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 15/Aug/75 Lead

Time 2hrs from Fltschjoch to summit. Storm brewed up in our panic descended the south ridge in a thunderstorm, small electric discharge through my ice axe which gave me a great scare. Descended the west face to the upper ice field and traverses in deep fresh snow back to the WSW Ridge time 9pm bivey 3hrs before a rescue by four guides. Out for 22.5hrs on this route

with Cy, Sandie
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