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 ( 2317m ) situated in upper pastures.
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.
A superb panorama of peaks unfolds to the west including
Gleckstein Hut ( 2317m ) beneath the Wetterhorn
Wetterhorn Photo Gallery
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