Wetterhorn

Elevation (feet): 12,142
Elevation (meters): 3,692
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Berner Oberland
Latitude: 46.6333
Longitude: 8.11667
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1844
First successful climber(s): Melchior Bannholzer und Johann Jaun
Nearest major airport: Bern, Switzerland
Convenient Center: Grindelwald, Switzerland

The Wetterhorn (3692 m) is a mountain mass with three rocky summits of similar height, all rising from snow and ice-covered slopes. The mountain poses magnificently for photographs, and is one of the most often photographed mountains from the town of Grindelwald. Located just east of town, it is also one of the most often climbed mountains in the Alps. It rises just north of the great trio of peaks, Eiger (3970 m), Mönch (4107 m), and Jungfrau (4158 m).

The ascent of Wetterhorn is a mixed climb on snow, ice and rock, and among its many climbers was Sir Winston Churchill in 1894.

The three summits of Wetterhorn, Mittelhorn and Rosenhorn constitute the Wetterhörner.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 8 trip reports for Wetterhorn.

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  • Log #7751 - by Clare Dyer on Oct 19, 2004
    We left at midnight and reached the summit at 8 a.m. It was completely fogged in, but after 30 minutes of descending, the cloud blew away and we had a lovely view of the entire area.
  • Log #7752 - by Kara Diamond- Husmann on July 23, 2004
    Wow! What a beautiful mountain peak. the hike was also spectacular. Thhe trail was the entire way up. watch for cairns up top so you don't get on the wrong trail like I did, but my husband got me...
  • Log #7754 - by Paul Rudkin on Apr 01, 2003
    Enjoyable scrambling on the ridge from Gleckstein Hut to saddle then good firm snow to summit. Great view of Eiger's Mitteleggi Ridge.
  • Log #7755 - by Ivo Abraham on July 26, 2002
    Great training for 3 hours up and 3 hours down on the Willsgraetli as part of training plan for Schreckhorn and Eiger
  • Log #7756 - by MICHAEL WILLS on Sep 12, 2000
    FANTASTIC MOONLIT LANDSCAPE, DAWN AT THE GLACIER BELOW THE NORMAL ROUTE FROM THE GLECKSTEINHUTTE. FINE CONDITIONS ON THE WILDSGRATLI, SUMMIT COULOIR UNSTABLE WET SNOW BUT A JOYFUL DAY ON A MOUNTAIN...
  • Log #7757 - by Thijs Bossenbroek on Aug 03, 2000
    We used the normal-route as an aclimatisation-tour. A nice start, if you had just arrived from flat-Holland.
  • Log #7758 - by Hans Wennerström on July 16, 1999
    We had an early start after a good night sleep in the Gleckstein hut. There was a hard head wind on the long ridge and hard ice on the final icefield. This was indeed a rewarding climb with fantastic...
  • Log #7759 - by jeff eick on Apr 21, 1999
    loose rock if you circle too far left on top section