Ascent of Weissmies on 2003-09-03

Climber: Tim Benjamin

Date:Wednesday, September 3, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:4016 m / 13179 ft

Ascent Trip Report

We traversed the peak walking up from Saas Grund (an extremely pleasant walk with beautiful views), staying at the Almageller Hut and back down via Hohsaas and a bus back to Saas Grund. The glacier crevasses had really opened up due to the extremely hot summer that year. On the descent there was a fixed ladder over a large crevasse (perhaps the bergschrund?) for some added excitement. One abiding memory of this trip was an extremely ill person in the bunk room at the hut, who spent the entire night snivelling and coughing/sneezing in a very "liquid" fashion. However the quality of the climb the next day made up for a poor night's sleep!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear

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