400m. A classic traverse of the summit ridge

G Crespi, E Frachey, G Frachey 28/Jul/1941


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davkeo 23/Jul Lead O/S

Left Rossi Volante bivi at 7:30. Decided on late start to give the low cloud a chance to burn off & let others put in a track. A heavy overnight storm produced quite wintery conditions on route & the day felt very Scottish. 2 other parties in the hut were also attempting the traverse but turned back after Roccia Nera. Overtook 1 guided party midway (only doing half traverse) & there was another party behind. Otherwise quite but still a track from an earlier team. Rock was snowed / iced up which made for some nice mixed climbing. An excellent Alpine route with beautifully corniced ridges, spectacular situations, views & exposure. 5hrs 30 to the Western Breithorn where we discovered where all the people had been hiding! Anni's last climb & last day & so a great sign off.

annihuovinen 23/Jul 2nd
Paal Kristoffer 08/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 12/Aug/16 -
tsl42 12/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Shaun Sharkey ?/Jul/16 -
Hidden 11/Sep/15 -
Steven Andrews 10/Sep/15 -
with Harry
Harry Ellis 10/Sep/15 AltLd

Airy fin. Superb route

with Steven Andrews, Chris Cox
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Chris Huntington 21/Aug/15 AltLd
davidmckeown ??/2015 -
Hidden 08/Sep/14 -
Keenb 15/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Dan Shatlock
Tommy Harris 13/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/13 -
Hidden 21/Aug/13 AltLd
7toes 05/Aug/13 AltLd
with DrewB
Hidden 01/Aug/13 -
Keith Lambley 26/Jul/13 -
with Kate R
Henrik 25/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Stefan
olekemi 16/Jul/13 Solo O/S

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.

Hidden 11/Sep/12 Lead
Stuart Johnston 20/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Half traverse. Short and sweet. 4.5h lift to lift.

with Misha Gopaul
Jon Ellis 07/Aug/12 AltLd
MartinN 27/Jul/12 2nd O/S

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.

TimPerkin 27/Jul/12 Lead
with Martin Newman
Sir Pilade ?/Jul/12 AltLd
Loubylou 28/Aug/11 2nd

Guide Bruce Goodlad

with Andy Ball
Vincej 04/Aug/11 2nd
with Fred Drouet
Avinash Aujayeb ?/Aug/11 2nd
HimTiggins 05/Jul/11 AltLd
with Carla, Danny
Hidden 04/Jul/11 -
edmitchell ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with kitty duncan
benclimbing ?/Sep/09 AltLd
garethsteel ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
AJM 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Lovely route. Nice climbing on the rock sections and great views.

with Simon Goldman
kevburr 11/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Roger Payne
glaramara ?/Aug/09 Lead
with catherine doran, lex
Scott McRae 27/Jul/09 2nd O/S

Great day out, Fine exposure and nice climbing. Started from Testa Grigia which didn't add too much to trhe day.

with Stefano
Hidden 17/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead
sacdenouilles 08/Jul/08 AltLd
with Graham Burns
benclimbing ?/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Gareth Steel
Hidden 23/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden 23/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/06 2nd
MoWalker3 01/Aug/05 -
with PaulC
Hidden 15/Jul/05 2nd
Hamish Frost ?/Jul/05 2nd
DerwentDiluted ?/Aug/99 AltLd
with Tim Stain
babymoac 30/Aug/93 -
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