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Ascent of Nadelhorn on 2004-09-07

Climber: Tim Benjamin

Date:Tuesday, September 7, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Nadelhorn
    Location:Switzerland
    Elevation:4326 m / 14196 ft

Ascent Trip Report

We went up and down via the Mischabel hut. The walk / scramble to the hut is long, and quite arduous towards the end (near the hut) requiring the use of some fixed chains. Lower down, the walk and view are very pretty, a winding path through steep alpine grassy slopes. I do not remember the hut itself, so it can't have been bad! The summit hike involves a very pleasant walk cross a glacier and then a fairly steep scramble up a ridge, which was fairly windy. The dawn "mountain gold" was particularly spectacular on this occasion. The view from the summit towards Dom and the Matterhorn was memorable.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Guide
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear



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