Ascent of the Wetterhorn ( 3701m )
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.
A 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.
Wetterhorn Photo Gallery : Wetterhorn Ascent Route
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