A long glacier ascent, usually climbed from the Brittannia Hut.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Iggy_B 13 Aug - Grim!
with Rob
Grim!
with Rob
Wanderer100 28 Jun Solo
abd69 29 May AltLd Long glacial plod. With almost no acclimitisation, struggled with the last 150m vertical from the Adler pass
with Phil Jardine
Long glacial plod. With almost no acclimitisation, struggled with the last 150m vertical from the Adler pass
with Phil Jardine
ijsbeer 30 Apr Solo Ruben, Wouter, Joris & Tom
Ruben, Wouter, Joris & Tom
Bobby Pearson 2 Apr Solo O/S Another 4000er summited today with Terry Ralphs and the Eagle Ski Club. Left the Britanniahutte at 0615 in the dark and skied down to the Allalingletscher Glacier in very icy conditions. Skinned all the way to the head of the glacier and up to 20m below the summit of the Strahlhorn (4190m). Roped up for the last section on the summit ridge and topped out 6hrs after leaving the hut, bang on guide book time. The weather then started to close in and we made a hasty retreat down the same route. Skied the last half an hour in low viz and falling snow. Skinned back up to the Britanniahutte. Total time 7h30mins. Avalanche risk low.
with Terry Ralphs
Another 4000er summited today with Terry Ralphs and the Eagle Ski Club. Left the Britanniahutte at 0615 in the dark and skied down to the Allalingletscher Glacier in very icy conditions. Skinned all the way to the head of the glacier and up to 20m below the summit of the Strahlhorn (4190m). Roped up for the last section on the summit ridge and topped out 6hrs after leaving the hut, bang on guide book time. The weather then started to close in and we made a hasty retreat down the same route. Skied the last half an hour in low viz and falling snow. Skinned back up to the Britanniahutte. Total time 7h30mins. Avalanche risk low.
with Terry Ralphs
Hidden 24 Aug, 2018 -
Hidden 20 Aug, 2018 -
dmorgan27 6 Sep, 2017 Lead Long circuitous start. Drop 200m from Britannia hut and cross Hohlaub glacier low down via marker posts. Pick up cairns heading across boulder fields to eventually reach Allalin glacier. Right hand side of this is horrible and loose (late in season) and awful in descent. Weave your way around crevasses until the glacier plateaus out. Much easier to follow route to col and summit from here.
with Terryl
Long circuitous start. Drop 200m from Britannia hut and cross Hohlaub glacier low down via marker posts. Pick up cairns heading across boulder fields to eventually reach Allalin glacier. Right hand side of this is horrible and loose (late in season) and awful in descent. Weave your way around crevasses until the glacier plateaus out. Much easier to follow route to col and summit from here.
with Terryl
Cheese Monkey ?Sep, 2017 AltLd dnf approach from Brittania going over the rock shoulder is complex in the dark and is mandatory with little snow cover. Spend a few hours to check it out the day before. Got it wrong on the first attempt and ended up lost in crevasse fields on the first glacier. Second attempt weather closed in at the col. Poor snow conditions made the glacier travel treacherous
approach from Brittania going over the rock shoulder is complex in the dark and is mandatory with little snow cover. Spend a few hours to check it out the day before. Got it wrong on the first attempt and ended up lost in crevasse fields on the first glacier. Second attempt weather closed in at the col. Poor snow conditions made the glacier travel treacherous
monkeyme2 27 Aug, 2017 AltLd dnf
Hidden ?Jul, 2017 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2017 -
lucyh 25 Aug, 2016 -
l21bjd 11 Aug, 2016 -
Pero 9 Aug, 2016 -
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
shaun walby ?Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
Coops_13 21 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S In descent to Berghaus Flue
In descent to Berghaus Flue
James Gordon ?Jul, 2014 -
chrisallan 23 Apr, 2014 Solo
with Hoyes
with Hoyes
Hoyes 23 Apr, 2014 Solo O/S On skis to the summit.
with Alys J, reg_measures, Claire M, chrisallan
On skis to the summit.
with Alys J, reg_measures, Claire M, chrisallan
Hidden ?Sep, 2013 -
artmal 14 Aug, 2013 AltLd
sheelba 5 Aug, 2013 -
alastairbegley 1 Aug, 2013 - http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/08/weeks-valais-alps/
http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk/2013/08/weeks-valais-alps/
David Qualtrough 1 Aug, 2013 -
tinker ?Jul, 2013 - A long, long, snow plod - warmed up considerably (unfortunately), making it a tiring race back to the hut through wet porridge. However, the views!! The col takes a very long time to reel in from the Britannia Hut but it's worth it.
A long, long, snow plod - warmed up considerably (unfortunately), making it a tiring race back to the hut through wet porridge. However, the views!! The col takes a very long time to reel in from the Britannia Hut but it's worth it.
Anna_wells 29 Aug, 2012 -
Tim_Gomersall 29 Aug, 2012 -
michaelmurray 23 Aug, 2012 - Descended following an ascent of the NE ridge. Got lost on heavily crevassed glacier on the way down, missed the lift and ended up walking back to Saas Almagell!
with Matt Myerscough, jaamez
Descended following an ascent of the NE ridge. Got lost on heavily crevassed glacier on the way down, missed the lift and ended up walking back to Saas Almagell!
with Matt Myerscough, jaamez
yelotango ?Aug, 2012 -
MartinN 22 Jul, 2012 -
maherp 22 Jul, 2012 -
with MartinN, Tim Perkin
with MartinN, Tim Perkin
TimPerkin 22 Jul, 2012 Lead
with Phil Maher, Martin Newman
with Phil Maher, Martin Newman
jonesieboy ?Jul, 2012 -
DaveThexton ??, 2012 -
dkd 10 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Al
with Al
Steve Woollard 29 Jun, 2010 AltLd
with Haytor_Haggis, Bob Dawson
with Haytor_Haggis, Bob Dawson
Chris Plewa ?Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
davidellis53 ?Aug, 2009 -
JLS 22 Jul, 2009 Lead dnf Ascent abandoned due to high winds
with Jacqui
Ascent abandoned due to high winds
with Jacqui
Neilfrherts ?Jul, 2009 -
with Sean
with Sean
Hidden ?Jul, 2009 -
JRSB1991 ?Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
Jimmy O ?Aug, 2008 -
with Matt Down and Andy Blackett and James Owens
with Matt Down and Andy Blackett and James Owens
Stuart Macfarlane 13 Jul, 2007 -
with Andy W
with Andy W
themightyblues 12 Jul, 2007 - Long walk in from Brittainia Hut. Fantastic weather though, and a beautiful view of the Matterhorn from the summit.
with Ally, Taff, Matt, Weps
Long walk in from Brittainia Hut. Fantastic weather though, and a beautiful view of the Matterhorn from the summit.
with Ally, Taff, Matt, Weps
Diggler ?Jul, 2006 -
davemasom ??, 2006 -
The Ivanator ?Aug, 2005 - My first Alpine summit, in a blizzard and hard work trudging through semi breakable snow crust for hours. A long day, other climbers were turning back which made the summit seem like a worthwhile achievement.
My first Alpine summit, in a blizzard and hard work trudging through semi breakable snow crust for hours. A long day, other climbers were turning back which made the summit seem like a worthwhile achievement.
fizzy_elephant ?Aug, 2005 -
Iain Thow 14 Aug, 2004 AltLd
with Ben Lowe
with Ben Lowe
Hidden 2 Aug, 2001 -
djdavies 14 Aug, 1999 2nd From Britannia Hut
From Britannia Hut
Bob M 12 Aug, 1999 -
with Paul Havill, Jill Stevens
with Paul Havill, Jill Stevens
Dom Goodwin 10 Aug, 1994 -
with Peter
with Peter
roncaves 13 Apr, 1994 - On ski from the Britannia Hut
with John Barnard
On ski from the Britannia Hut
with John Barnard
colinthrelfall ??, 1994 -
Hidden ?Jul, 1993 -
Hidden 19 Mar, 1986 -
Sean Kelly ?Aug, 1974 Solo Left Brian at the col and soloed to top avoiding various crevasses! Very cold!
with Brian Forster
Left Brian at the col and soloed to top avoiding various crevasses! Very cold!
with Brian Forster
Peter Main 29 Jul, 1973 AltLd A long snow flog, heavy snow making hard going, fine all day.
with Rod Pashley-Mike Parkin-Keith Brown
A long snow flog, heavy snow making hard going, fine all day.
with Rod Pashley-Mike Parkin-Keith Brown
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