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Obergabelhorn NorthFace

  • North Face, 450m, Avg. 55 Degrees 
  • First Ascent H.Kiener R. Schwarzgruber 1930
  • Clubfuehrer Walliser Alpen 3 (SAC) , R.548 / a
Date: August 2002
Partner: John Scoles, Irma Weber and GŁnter Haas
Conditions: Optimal: ~10cm of compact snow cover except  the last 100m
(It had snowed the week before)
Time: ~3 h Hut-2-Base  (Mountet Hut)
~3 h Base-2-Peak
Descent down over the ridge is rather long 
depending on target hut . Going down to Zermatt is also possible
  • The route finding cross the glacier and up the ridge
    in the dark is somewhat difficult.
  • The Bergschrund and most of the route are just straightforward
  • At the rocky section beneath the peak you can either go
    to the ridge on the left or right (TD-) or straight over the rocks (TD)