Advice/guidebook on Wetterhorn climb in June

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Tray1
Tray1
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Nov 1, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Hi We want to climb the Wetterhorn next June. Can anyone suggest a good route up there and information on the grade/timings. Maybe also advise on which guidebook to get for mountaineering in the Jungfrau area.

Thanks Tray1

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Nov 2, 2018 - 12:37 AM in reply to Tray1

Hi Tray1 - make it late June, or , better, July.

Can't help with route suggestions, but here's a good map:

map.geo.admin.ch/?topic=swisstopo&lang=e n&bgLayer=ch.swisstopo .pixelkarte-farbe&layers=ch.swisst opo.swisstlm3d-wanderwege&zoom=6&E=26 49743.27&N=1166135.63

Usually that map shows technical trails in blue. Hmmn.

<<"Maybe also advise on which guidebook to get for mountaineering in the Jungfrau area.">>

Kev Reynold's books are classics and definitive.

Search for them.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Nov 2, 2018 - 12:39 AM by Slowpoke
Nevertoolate
Nevertoolate
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Nov 2, 2018 - 7:37 AM

Hi-- I've not done this mountain, but this link will provide some information to start, including guide books, although most are in German. Note that this is a technical climb that requires rope, axe and crampons, and the ability to use each. Depending on your level of expertise, you may wish to consider hiring a guide in Grindelwald.

www.summitpost.org/wet terhorn/150630

BTW, Kev Reynolds' guide books are terrific, but he is more oriented to hiking and doesn't to my knowledge cover technical climbing routes. Concur with Slowpoke as to timing-- the route may still be in winter mode in June.

NTL

Tray1
Tray1
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Nov 2, 2018 - 8:31 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thanks for the info...very helpful !

Tray1
Tray1
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Nov 2, 2018 - 8:36 AM in reply to Nevertoolate

Thanks for the info.. ! will check it out

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