Ascent of Trifthorn on 1949-08-22

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Guide Josef Biner
Murray Brush
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, August 22, 1949
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:12228 ft / 3727 m

Ascent Trip Report

With an early start from the Rothorn Hut we quickly ascended the normal route of the Trifthorn from the Triftjoch, then headed for the Ober Rothornjoch (3830m) to start the classic, compelling climb of the SW ridge of the Zinalrothorn. After summitting (11:15AM) we descended to the Gabel Notch, then followed the normal SW ridge route from there to the Rothorn Hut, where we called it a day (2:30PM).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1801 ft / 548 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1801 ft / 548 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1801 ft / 548 m
    Start Trailhead:Rothorn Hut  10427 ft / 3178 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1801 ft / 548 m
    Route:via SW and SE ridges of Zinalrothorn
    End Trailhead:Rothorn Hut  10427 ft / 3178 m
    Time:8 Hours 

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