The Wetterhorn dominates the Grindelwald
Valley with its great triangular 1300metre high limestone wall rising
vertically from the meadows of the valley floor.
It is a 3 hour climb on a steep path
traversing a series of cliffs to reach the large Gleckstein Hut
situated in upper pastures.
From the hut ( after the usual early morning
alpine start ) a track leads over stony ground to reach the Krinnen
Glacier. On the far side it is a long, steep climb ( alpine grade PD )
over mixed ground - rocks, scree and snow to gain the Wettersattel -
the col between the Wetterhorn and the adjacent Mittelhorn.
final steep snow slope brings
one to the summit and a dramatic viewpoint - immediately below the
summit the cliffs drop sheer to Grindelwald
in the valley floor far below. The superb panorama of peaks that
unfolds to the west includes the famous alpine trinity of theEiger, MonchandJungfrau.