Ascent of Klein Matterhorn on 1952-08-28

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Gottfried Perren (guide)
Date:Thursday, August 28, 1952
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Klein Matterhorn
    Elevation:3883 m / 12740 ft

Ascent Trip Report

After climbing the Breithorn earlier in the morning, Gottfried Perren and I returned
to the Gandegg Hut after first easily ascending the Klein Matterhorn and traversing the Plateau Rosa to Testa Grigia, where the Breuil-Cervinia cable car terminus is perched on the Italian-Swiss border. Back at the Gandegg Hut by 12:30PM, I rejoined Marilyn for lunch before we walked the short way to the Trockener Steg cable car for the quick descent to Zermatt.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1134 m / 3721 ft
    Elevation Loss:1134 m / 3721 ft
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Initially cloudy, then increasingly clear and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1134 m / 3721 ft
    Extra Loss:280 m / 919 ft
    Route:on descent from Breithorn
    Trailhead:Gandegg Hut  3029 m / 9938 ft
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:854 m / 2802 ft
    Route:via Testa Grigia
    Trailhead:Gandegg Hut  3029 m / 9938 ft

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