Ascent of Monte Rosa on 2014-07-16
|Others in Party:||Bob Bazley|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 16, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||15203 ft / 4633 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThere had been a lot of rain and snow during the previous two weeks so when we arrived in Zermatt we were told that there would be a very slim chance of a successful summit as the mountain had not been climbed for some time. Undeterred, we stuck to our plan of acclimatization on the Breithorn and then set of for the Monte Rosa Hut. We met with our Guide at 02.30am and headed off into the darkness. After a long snow plod we reached to fixed ropes and finally summited at 09.30am.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5967 ft / 1818 m|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||5967 ft / 1818 m|
| Route:||Via Monte Rosa Hut|
| Start Trailhead:||Rotenboden Railway Station 9236 ft / 2815 m|
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