ENE ridge with the rock step at the top, from Britannia hut. Easy for the grade.

JessWilliams 11/Sep AltLd

Great route! Mix of glacier, rocky ridge scrambling, steep snow and a final rock pitch to the summit

with Mum, Dad
Blackcountrybill 22/Aug Solo dnf

Saas Fee start, turned around at 3900m due to fatigue.

Blackcountrybill 14/Aug -
elclarko 31/Jul -
Hidden 15/Jul -
Hidden 15/Jul -
Hidden 15/Jul -
matt1024 ?/Jul -
Mark Brand 04/Sep/16 2nd O/S

From Britannia. Descent all the way down the Valley to Saas Fee.

with Soeren
HelenB 03/Sep/16 -
with SteveG, SarahC
Mike Caine 01/Sep/16 -

With AC Aspirants

ManuelS ?/Sep/16 -
Hidden 28/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
El_Dave_H 24/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

From the Britannia. Beautiful route, great conditions. Jumping crevasses in the dark on a dry glacier to start, then an increasingly aesthetic snow ridge (some patches of ice), enjoyable climbing on the rock step (the bolts are good, the stanchions hilariously wobbly), and a cracking view from the top before the hordes arrived from the Metro Alpin. 4 hours ish up, a 1.5 down to the train station. Massive crevasses and seracs on the descent, easy but not what I'd call safe. Don't hang around.

l21bjd 12/Aug/16 -

Ascent from Britannia Hut.

s.tietz 06/Aug/16 2nd rpt

From half-way station of Metro Alpin. Had a bit of fresh snow and goit stuck at the rock step again for 1.15h!! Ascent would have been 2:45h otherwise. Ian lead all the way to rock step and Laurence did the rock step plus summit. (We had a second rope with Lizzy, Tom, Jamilla and Heather.)

with Emily Boorman, Ian Ross, Lawrence Knowles
Thomas Korrison 06/Aug/16 -

Only my second Alpine route, took much longer than expected. Started from the half-way station of Metro Alpin, with a straightforward walk across the glacier to a relatively short but steep snow plod up to the rock "step". First time climbing in crampons, so was thrown off, dealing with the cold, exposure and altitude. Liz lead both pitches, I was quite happy following.

Hidden 06/Aug/16 Lead
heathergotrumbled 06/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Bit tricky with beginners, did as slowly as we could have gotten away with. V sunburnt at end.

ian.ross.bnc ?/Aug/16 AltLd

with Stephan, Laurence and Emily

robertmills4 17/Jul/16 -
with chris cockbain, Tom Draude
chris cockbain 17/Jul/16 -

From bivvy on the glacier nere the britania hut. Great climb, decent via the easy route and then picked a line through the glacier to the cable car

Tom Draude 17/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Robin Woodward 08/Jul/16 Lead dnf

04:15 start from the Brittania hut. Glacier was well covered with firm snow with only tiny slots visible. Got up to the shoulder before the rock step (~3900 m) in good time, but Jenny had altitude sickness so we descended back to the hut. One to come back for.

Jenny Dart 08/Jul/16 2nd
with Robin
Hidden 08/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden 12/Sep/15 AltLd
prwalker 12/Sep/15 AltLd

From Britannia hut. Down WNW ridge to mittel Allalin (ski centre).

with wupert
nich0las ?/Sep/15 -
with Catriona C
Hidden 21/Aug/15 AltLd
Francis Hardy 21/Aug/15 AltLd

Got stuck for an hour in the sun on the snow ridge just before the rock pitch whilst the party of 5 ahead of us got their ropes tangled. Lead the rock pitch, any difficulty negated by fixed rope on the tricky first step, but after that nice and exposed but easy scrambling. A cracking climb just a shame about the overcrowded summit.

with s.tietz
s.tietz 21/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Paced up to stone step. Had to wait for previous group (50min!!). Francis led to summit. (4:20h to summit with wait.) Paced down (1.5-2h).

Dazluke2000 07/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Michael 06/Aug/15 -
Hidden 03/Aug/15 -
Robertgiddy 20/Jul/15 -
Hidden 16/Jul/15 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jul/15 AltLd
GOS 10/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

from Hohlaub glacier stop on train 2 hrs to rock step 1 hr through that as ledd in 2 pitches as 3 of us, snow plod great views ansd fun scramble on bottom bit rock step (top bit easy but loose)

with Joanne McCandless, Elaine Mullan
Hugh Irving ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with George
P Gard ?/Jul/15 -
George Ponsonby ?/Jul/15 Lead
Shaun Sharkey ?/Jul/15 -
Ewanski 13/Sep/14 -
with Barry Speed
Hidden 20/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hannah V 20/Aug/14 -
with Rocio Siemens
cathymiller 14/Aug/14 2nd O/S

From mid station on the Metro Alpin, up the Hohlaubgrat ridge joining the route from Britannia. Descent via normal F route to Mittelallalin. Cracking route. With Artur and Patrik.

with Artur
artmal 14/Aug/14 2nd
with Patryk
Jon Ellis 04/Aug/14 -

Start from Hohlaub exit on the Metro Alpin

gravity 03/Aug/14 -

Lots of snow and mist, post-holing, no acclimatisation, but a great route.

with George
Binder 03/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Mist, falling snow, lots of postholing. But a great route.

with Toby
Tim Sparrow 24/Jul/14 -

From Brittania hut via early cable car. Pleasant snow ridge, rock step a bit loose and unpleasant but easy. Descent by normal route and walking down the pistes to Felskinn,

with Geoff Thomas
Marco Plebani ?/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Up to ~3000m by cable car, night at the Britannia hut, then up to the summit along the Hohlaubgrat and down to the Mittelallalin station via the normal route. Climbed in cold, wet, snowy conditions. Glauco did the hard work on the rock step. Kevin's first 4000.

with Kevin Reeh, Glauco Camenisch
Dave Latimer ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Rupey 17/Jun/14 Lead dnf

Weather got bad below rock step so turned back

Robs_Uren 06/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with Spooner
mikespooner 06/Sep/13 AltLd
RKirke ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
ndraper1 ?/Sep/13 -
Sam Husband ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Snow bivi then early morning climbing. Awesome.

with Moley, Woger
Bristoldave 14/Jul/13 -
with Caroline
froglette 04/Jul/13 2nd
with Ian Jones, John Proudfoot
Hidden ?/Jul/13 -
thehugehead ?/Jul/13 Lead

Got off middle station. Hohlaubgrat glacier has closed crevaces, safe crossing even after fresh snow. Snow on rock step made it interesting. Good route, shame about the snow park on the descent. PD+ in guidebook, not AD.

with jcb, Alice
tinker ?/Jul/13 -

Jumped out of the service tunnel on the metro: a steep plod to the rock step but a lovely summit, just made it before the mists rolled in. Descended via the normal route then "enjoyed" a thunderstorm on the walk to the Britannia Hut.

Hidden 28/Jun/13 -
michaelmurray 26/Aug/12 -

Excellent day out from the Hohlaub mid-station on the Metro Alpin. Descended via the west flank.

with Nick Strange, Matt Myerscough, Ray Birch, James
Malpractise 01/Aug/12 -

With John Holiday and Jonny Logan

with Jonny Logan
Hidden ?/Aug/12 AltLd
James_L88 12/Jul/12 -
with Badger
Elastic Jones 13/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Molly, Chris Cox
Oli Greg 13/Sep/11 -

1st 4000m peak.

with Chris C, John J
Tim Rodgers 23/Aug/11 Lead
with Brendan Lavery
dkd 08/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Al
mark-abz 02/Aug/11 Solo
with Alex
ijsbeer 01/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Mr. K 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Rock step was covered in snow and ice, lead it in three pitches with a lot of French-free.

Hidden 25/Jul/11 AltLd
sj87 12/Jul/11 -
Sophie Nunn 08/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Alan, Floris
Monkey_Alan 08/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Started just before 4, as we were kitting up at the edge of the glacier it started raining, with tunder & lightning getting progressively closer. When it got to <0.5s between the flash and the bang, we (along with other groups) decided to bail, but the storm receded as we were heading back to the hut. Turned back round and had a clear run to the summit.

with Floris Bruynooghe, Sophie Nunn
robgixer ??/2011 -
Neil Mackenzie 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Wee Mark, Andy
andymoin 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Neil Mackenzie, Mark Jarvie
Matt Bennett 09/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

PD, 1/2 guide book time with bivi-gear, linked with alphubel for a good traverse

with Ben Clayton
daWalt 07/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with dwhaley, Lisa
Hidden 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
MartinN 02/Aug/10 -
The Ivanator 20/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Stewart
Tim Rodgers 13/Jul/10 2nd
with Kevin O'Neale
Jen80 07/Jul/10 -
with Cooper
hcooper 07/Jul/10 -

Top quality 'snow plod' with a good rock section thrown in. Probably not AD, but of the same calibre.

Jon Pilling ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Jason Balman
Jen80 ?/Jul/10 -
with Cooper
Hidden ??/2010 -
SteveM 15/Aug/09 AltLd
with Kat
kitkat78 15/Aug/09 -

My second Alpine peak. Had the summit to ourselves after an efficient ascent despite stopping to take photos of the huge anvil cloud over Italy, before wandering back down the ordinary route.

with SteveM
Hidden 01/Aug/09 AltLd
Chris Plewa ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 30/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Tim Pearson, Phil Lee
LozM 27/Jul/09 -
with John H and Hugh (AC)
abbeywall 25/Jul/09 -
with K
wowbagger ?/Jul/09 2nd

From the middle station, Excellent conditions, congested on the rock step

Simnel ??/2009 -

Not an AD route but an excellent PD under normal conditions. Did it with Pete in warm conditions with soft snow and melt ...the final rock pitch wonderful despite things dropping off around us...descended the normal route after meeting friends on the summit with perfect timing.

with pete m
Hidden 17/Sep/08 2nd
johnjb 09/Sep/08 2nd O/S

Start ~ 5:20 am. Great conditions. Snow climb was not too bad. 30m rock pitch was bolted. Not bad, even in crampons. Great up top. Descended normal route. Great day.

with Andy P, Heather
Mountain Llama 09/Sep/08 -
with Paul S
markfairbank 09/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Left the Britannia hut at 5.30ish, reached the summit at about 10. Basically just a snow plod, though the short rock section at the top is fun but easy enough.

with Mike Shields, Mark Ireland
Hidden 24/Aug/08 AltLd
Hidden 03/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/08 AltLd
deeave 15/Jul/08 2nd
with Paul Chiddle
simonw1 ?/Jul/08 -
jimbobimbo ?/Jul/08 AltLd
with Mel
Hidden ?/Jul/08 AltLd
epic ed ??/2008 AltLd
with Kev
riven 02/Sep/07 -
with Andy
PondLife 17/Aug/07 -
Hidden 17/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/07 AltLd
furry 02/Aug/07 -
with Caz
Alpandy ?/Aug/07 AltLd
with Dave
keith hal 13/Jul/07 2nd
with Martin Moran
Julian Prieto 11/Jul/07 -

Rock step covered in snow and we were first on it, making it rather tricky

Hidden ?/Jul/07 -
Chris L Hill ?/Jul/07 -
with Mark Harrison, Stuart Shaw, Ed Cheadle, Simon Pearce
ashpreston ??/2007 -
Si dH 14/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Kane and Paddy
Zoomer ?/Jul/06 AltLd
ceri's ?/Jul/06 2nd

Believe this is a PD in the guide book we used, as my first alpine route it certainly wasn't that hard.

with Charles
lberry ?/Aug/05 -
Hidden 20/Jul/05 -
DavPk 15/Jul/05 -
with Catherine Pearks
tom_holdsworth 17/Jul/04 -
with Will Taylor
Jon Wickham 07/Jul/04 2nd

queued at the bottom of the rock step when bad weather came in. Freezing cold!

streapadair 23/Aug/03 Solo

From Britannia Hut (had walked up from Saas Grund the previous day), glacier almost dry, ridge icy. Found my own way up the step, over to the right a bit. Tourist descent.

Paul-Michael 20/Jul/02 Lead O/S

From Britannia Hut, the rock barrier was banked up with lose snow. 5 1/2 hr.

with Steve (Magdalene), Nick Lambourne
David Horwood 27/Aug/99 -
Bob M 11/Aug/99 -
with Paul Havill, Jill Stevens
fizzy_elephant ?/Aug/99 -
with Roger
Dom Goodwin 01/Jul/96 Solo

In extremely poor conditions - deep loose snow on the crux rock pitch, a long scary epic day, a story far too long to properly tell here!!!

99bolivar ?/Aug/85 AltLd
with Arthur Salmon
Peter Main 28/Jul/73 AltLd

Heavy snow cover making conditions hard,rock band at top taking 1.5hrs,total time for ascent 7.25hrs, long descent down glacier, fine all day.

with Rod Pashley-Mike Parkin-Keith Brown
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