Finsteraarhorn Trip Report (#14897)

  • Signed By: Mike Green
  • Date submitted: November 01, 2004

I first ascended the Finsteraarhorn after a traverse of the Gross Fiescherhorn the day before (great views

down to Grindelwald). A year or so later I decided to descend from the Finsteraarhorn Hut to Fiesch

via the Fiescher Gletscher with some novice alpinists on a 'facile' circular route - very bad move;

this route is really severely crevassed and the facile grade is very misleading; we arrived in Fiesch

15 hours after setting out. Wisdom - don't approach from or descend to Fiesch unless you really

have to!

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