970m. mixed ridge above Mischabel Hut. Difficult to retreat from, crux (III+) at Grande Gendarme but lots of other difficulties especially high up. Harder when snowy.

Jon Ellis 25/Aug AltLd dnf

Decided to abort. Verglas on the rock following heavy rain/snow the night before. Crampons required and would have been slow anyway as it was first 4000m of the trip.

TRip 05/Oct/16 AltLd dnf

Covered in powder, which made it scary and very slow going. We turned around and ran away a few hundred metres from the top. A 35m rope and slack handful of wires made it feel very committing in the conditions we found.

with Rich H
robertmichaellovell 25/Aug/16 Solo

What Tom said. The sunrise was spectacular.

with Tom
tomdude 25/Aug/16 Solo

Priceless, unlike the fizzy water at the Mischabel hut!

with rob
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Pero 31/Jul/15 -
thomasburley ??/2015 -
jasoncash 13/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Ed Owen
adam 24 03/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Ian Rickerby
ndraper1 ?/Oct/12 AltLd dnf

Retreated before crux as we were unsure whether we would beat the clouds as they were rolling in from across the valley. Wise move as it seemed the hut nearly got blown away that evening!

Hidden 23/Aug/12 2nd
Tim Sparrow ?/Aug/12 -
with Geoff Thomas
Hidden 15/Aug/09 -
Jonny M 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
GiveHerHelen 27/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Si dH 23/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Awesome. Quite tricky, under some fresh snow, took around 7 hours.

with Kane Chandler
Hidden 03/Jul/06 AltLd
Conan 01/Aug/05 Lead O/S

Incredible!. Loose on the top section after the Gendarme

with Keith W
KeithW 01/Aug/05 2nd O/S

Moved together. Felt like crap as we left the hut, but turned into my best ever day. Superb.

with Conan
Hidden 31/Jul/04 -
Hidden 15/Aug/97 Lead
thomasburley ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
Dom Goodwin 23/Jul/95 -
with Peter
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