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Traverse of the Breithorn*** AD

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[Diego Cairns on the Traverse of the Breithorn, 3 kb]400m. A classic traverse of the summit ridge
G Crespi, E Frachey, G Frachey 28/Jul/1941

Photo: Diego Cairns on the Traverse of the Breithorn © Ben Tibbetts
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This climb is in 30 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

tscoobydoo - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/13

Hidden - 23/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/13

Hidden - 01/Aug/13

keithlambley - 26/Jul/13 with Kate R

Henrik - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/13 with Stefan

In the AC guide, this is described as the traverse of the full Breithorn ridge. Thus, my route was from the KM cable car station (first lift 6:30am) across and along the glacier, and then the full ridge back from Roccia Nera. Good rock and ice, several abseils, a hefty ascent to the central summit (looks worse from a distance than it really is), and a few airy steps looking down the whole North Face under you. Speed is the key.
olekemi - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 11/Sep/12

Half traverse. Short and sweet. 4.5h lift to lift.
Stuart Johnston - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Misha Gopaul

Jon Ellis - AltLd - 07/Aug/12 with James Ellis

Full traverse of all 5 summits after spending the night at the Rossi Volante bivi hut. 6:50 from the bivi to the KM lift station.
MartinN - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with TimPerkin

TimPerkin - Lead - 27/Jul/12 with Martin Newman

Vincej - 2nd - 04/Aug/11 with Fred Drouet

avinash1981 - 2nd - Aug/11

bullwinkle - AltLd - 05/Jul/11 with Carla, Danny

Hidden - 04/Jul/11

edmitchell - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with kitty duncan

garethsteel - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with benclimbing

Lovely route. Nice climbing on the rock sections and great views.
AJM - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Simon Goldman

kevburr - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Roger Payne

glaramara - Lead - Aug/09 with catherine doran, lex

Great day out, Fine exposure and nice climbing. Started from Testa Grigia which didn't add too much to trhe day.
Scott McRae - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Stefano

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead - Aug/08

sacdenouilles - AltLd - 08/Jul/08 with Graham Burns

Hidden - 23/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/05

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - Aug/99 with Tim Stain

babymoac - 30/Aug/93

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Darkskys, Hidden, Hidden, Graham C, Alex Croall, Hidden, Hidden, David Qualtrough, vincentvega

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 30 (3.3%)
Lead6 of 30 (20.0%)
Followed8 of 30 (26.7%)
Alt Leads9 of 30 (30.0%)
Unknown6 of 30 (20.0%)

'Climbed'20 of 30 (66.7%)
clean O/S10 of 30 (33.3%)