1850m. The normal route up from the Monte Rosa Hutte

Phil_Brock 03/Aug/17 Lead dnf

LMC Alps meet. Had to turn back on the summit ridge due to high winds and icy conditions despite good speed on the snow trudge.

Pero 22/Jul/17 -

Cold, windy, snowy and excellent.

Hidden 17/Aug/16 2nd O/S
alex.serban 06/Aug/16 2nd O/S

climbed from Monte Rosa hut on fresh snow. Clear sky but cold and very windy. Left 3am - top 11am. Returned by the same route. Ridge a bit harder than expected, a few tricky sections but good grips in general. No gear placed or belay. Fixed ropes were removed! I'd rate it as an AD-.

Dugald buchanan 16/Jul/16 -
Hidden 14/Jul/16 AltLd dnf
Manton 06/Jul/16 2nd
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
DigitalSteak 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hoyes 24/Apr/14 AltLd dnf

Route harder than expected (bare and icy) and Reg broke a crampon.

with Alys J, Richard M, Claire M, Chris A
R_W_M 20/Aug/13 -
with Duncan
BenRyle 18/Aug/13 AltLd dnf

Turned back due to partner's blobby induced dan-syndrome

caradoc 15/Jul/13 -

We left the hut at 2.30a.m, summit at 8.30a.m. Very cold at around 4a.m but warmed up when we reached the sun on the ridge above the Sattel. The ridge was a mixture of narrow snow aretes(no belays) and awkward scrambling on good rock. It was deceptively long and exposed. We flicked the rope around spikes for belays having no rock gear and anxious to get a move on. There was nothing in the way of old pegs or slings so it felt quite 'pure' which was good. Much harder overall than Mont Blanc or Dom.

with nick yapp
67hours 05/Jul/13 -
with Becky H
sanguine ?/Sep/12 -

First 4000er - highest in the Swiss Alps - what a day - 7 hours just to get to the Silbersattel - fun ascent from there up the rock wall to the summit - peak bagged Nordend in the same trip - a tough day but one of the best ever

with Ansgar
Jon Ellis 10/Aug/12 -
sarpedon 04/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

4:30am start, broke trail, did a variation to the standard route via a beautiful, steep, snow crest.

wendynicholls 26/Jul/12 AltLd
with Dan Slome
Jon Ellis 03/Sep/11 AltLd dnf
Kissavos ?/Sep/11 -
Chris Ellyatt 26/Aug/11 AltLd dnf

Blizzard on the Sattel forced us back.

with Paul Windross
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/11 -
Ste Ridd 26/Aug/10 Lead

Alpine start 2am, from the Monte Rosa hut, (2795m) for 7 hour ascent to the summit of the Dufourspitz,(4634m). Excellent long rocky exposed summit ridge. Returnd to Monte Rosa hut for a 2nd night. Total time around 13 hours.

with C.Steel
RKernan 31/Jul/10 -
Hidden 31/Jul/10 -
alancash100 ??/2010 AltLd dnf

not properly acclimatised

tobydunford 29/Jul/09 Lead O/S
liam prince 08/Jul/09 2nd
with gary osguthorpe
Giles Davis 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 21/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
jimbobimbo ?/Aug/08 AltLd
with Mel
Graham C ?/Apr/08 Lead

On skis, turned back due to high wind and cold. Gizzy suffered frost bite on face, I suffered with nip on a few finger tips and foot. Blimey it was cold. Thin cover, had to drag Gizzy out of a big dark hole that appeared under her.

Graham C ??/2007 -

On skis, April 07, had fun getting across bergshrund, turned back due to Marguerite suffering

DavPk 10/Aug/06 -

Descended via normal route

with Catherine Pearks
The Ivanator ?/Jul/06 2nd dnf

Turned back due to deteriorating weather.

Alastair MacSween 17/Aug/05 2nd
with Roman Haltinger (Guide)
jimorothy 31/Jul/05 AltLd

PD+ definitely. Incomparable with most PD routes and we've done quite a few. Fantastic mountain, loved it, but found it tough, great ridge from sattel. A long long way.

with Rachel Crolla
Iain Thow 23/Jul/04 AltLd
with Ben Lowe
mortimea ?/Jul/04 -

Cold and Knackering! A bit of a plod at first but the long rocky summit ridge was brilliant and well worth the effort.

with Jim Heath
Jonny M ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Kit Reynolds
Hidden ?/Aug/02 -
David Horwood 30/Aug/99 -
Dom Goodwin 10/Aug/97 -
with Peter
bencole ?/Aug/95 AltLd
with Dad
Hidden ?/Aug/95 AltLd
Hidden 06/Aug/92 Lead
colinthrelfall ??/1992 -
Ann S ?/Jun/87 2nd

Guided holiday-first and only trip to the Alps

with Guided
Maarten2 ?/Jul/84 -

Hard work - not completely acclimatized... Bare ice near summit & scrambling on crampons at 4500 m or so was a novel experience.

with Maarten B
Hidden 21/Aug/81 AltLd
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