Ascent of Alphubel on 1952-08-26

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Guide Josef Biner
Date:Tuesday, August 26, 1952
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:4205 m / 13799 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Yesterday Josef Biner and I hiked (3.5 hrs)from Sunegga ( chairlift from Zermatt) to the Taesch Hut via Tufteren and Taeschalp. We left the hut at 3:20AM, heading for the Allalinpass and a fairly easy, mostly snow ascent of the Allalinhorn. During a short summit stop (8:00A-8:15A)we could see numerous climbers ascending from the Langefluh (2870m)above the Saas valley. Next we descended to the Feejoch (3826m), trekked over the Feekopf to the Alphubeljoch (3846m), finally topping out on the Alphubel at 11:15AM after a fairly tiring climb. However, it was an easy return down the Wand (?) glacier to the Taesch Hut (1:15AM) and Taesch, where we caught the 4:00PM train back to Zermatt.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1504 m / 4937 ft
    Elevation Loss:2756 m / 9045 ft
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1504 m / 4937 ft
    Route:via Allalinpass
    Trailhead:Taesch Hut  2701 m / 8862 ft
    Time Up:4 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2756 m / 9045 ft
    Route:via Alphubel
    Trailhead:Taesch  1449 m / 4754 ft
    Time Down:4 Hours 30 Minutes

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