Informed by the hut guardian on arrival that a storm was coming in that evening so we ran down to the Monte Rosa hut to avoid being stuck there. An interesting descent... lots of crevasses and thunder crashing around us!
AdamH - 08/Aug/15
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/15
humptydumpty - 2015
Amazing views from the Margherita hut balcony.
Hoyes - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/14 with Alys J, Claire M
MSchobitz - 01/Sep/13 with Papa
jandyd05 - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Giles Ruck
Nigel R Lewis - AltLd - 16/Aug/13 with Steve Kedward
Back of the rope.
Theeni - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/13
d80f0u - 2nd - 01/Aug/13 with Oscar
Left Gnifetti Hut at 6am alone as David H turned back. 4 hours straightforward plod, ~ 900m ascent to the Margherita Hut on the Signalkuppe. Most dangerous bit was the final slope with about 50 roped parties coming down the steep trench and another 50 trying to go up. A man fell and decided that grabbing me (soloing) was the best idea! Avoid weekends.
Babika - Solo - 21/Jul/13
Hidden - Jul/13
Hidden - Jul/13
PondLife - 16/Aug/12
Pete23 - Lead - 10/Jul/12 with Gary McCaulay
mattgrange - 01/Jul/12
jasoncash - Solo - 17/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/11
From Gnifetti hut. This is a straightforward snow plod, but it does go quite high! I got a bad headache on the descent which lingered for an hour or so back in the valley.
jonesieboy - Jul/11
Up to the Margherita Hut
Adam Booth - 10/Aug/10
Hidden - Aug/10
Hidden - 2010
Jonny M - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Helen Tsai
GiveHerHelen - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Jon Moulding
Followed by two nights camping on the Grenz Glacier umming an ahhing about whether to climb the Welzenbach route on Liskamm NE face.
MikeLell - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/09 with Lee Harrison
Used for acclimatisation. Started the climb from approx 100m above the Monte Rosa hut where we were camped. Did not use rope as glacier in good condition.
Big Lee - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/09 with Mike Lelliot
Jen80 - Jul/09 with Cooper
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/08
First alpine route.
day 1 Alagna to Guglielmina
day 2 Guglielmina to Gnifetti
day 3 Gnifetti to Margherita on the summit (4 hours), then back down to the cable car. (5.5 hours)
Tons of snow but fantastic weather!
frankcp87 - 22/Jun/08 with Jamie Greig
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Sep/07
trigger118 - 2nd O/S - Aug/07 with Roger Chamberlain, Ian Gunn
gripped01 - AltLd - Aug/07 with Ru Capleton, Oli, Dave Tait
Adderbury Climber - AltLd - 12/Jul/07 with Roger Chamberlain, Jonathan Gunn
From the Gnifetti Hut in rapidly worsening weather: a real hooley on the last tramp to the summit/hut and even worse on the way to the old Margherita Hut: electrical storm and hailstones. Fun (in retrospect).
tinker - Jul/07
Graham C - Apr/07
franny - 24/Aug/06
DavPk - 09/Aug/06 with Catherine Pearks
davidellis53 - Aug/05
Graeme Hammond - Solo - 04/Aug/03 with ESMAT
Hidden - Aug/01
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/95
colinthrelfall - 1992
Bolt Phobia - Lead - Mar/81