Brunegghorn Summit Log (#11850)
- Signed By: Remco Woutersen
- Date Submitted: June 05, 2003
- Date(s) climbed: 03-08-2000
We climbed the north face from the Turtmannhutte with three people. The hut is very pleasant and had no trouble with us wanting to get up an hour before the 'normal' time. We knew there was a cold-front coming in from the NW, so we had to be very fast. Because of the very good view in that direction we could see it coming. The face was quite steep but in excellent condition (2000 was an extremely snowy summer). We climbed most of the face unroped. Don't do that if you're not very secure! We reached the summit somewhere between 8 and 9 in the morning, just when it was starting to get cloudy. An hour below the summit on the easy descent (except for a couple of large crevasses) we encountered two groups of german climbers going slow. We recommended the second group to go down even though their 'fuhrer' was in the first group. The weather was now getting worse. Altough it did not get as bad as we feared, i'm glad they had the courage to listen to us. They were at least twenty years are senior. Back at the hut the people were again very friendly. The hut-book revealed that the face was only done a couple of times that year, at least from the hut, some people probably bivvied, which is a good idea to get on the face early (the walk from hut to the lower face is quite long). The normal route (PD-) and the NE ridge (AD+) are also rewarding routes on this mountain. The view on Weisshorn from the summit is impressive!