Barrhorn Trip Report (#22340)

  • Signed By: Agnese
  • Date submitted: August 24, 2012
  • Date(s) climbed: August 19, 2012
  • Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
  • Recommend to a Friend: Highly

We started from Turtmnannhütte at 7.45 am. After about half an hour we reached a rocky section equipped with cables. It's not difficult but it is exposed so it requires maximum attention. The trail continues among rocks and becomes steeper in the last stretch to the Schöllijoch pass. From Schöllijoch (3343 m) we could see the Schölli glacier and the route reaching the pass on the opposite side, coming from Topalihütte. Even if it is definitely worth the view, it's not necessary to get to Schöllijoch in order to reach Üssers Barrhorn, because the trail to the summit leaves the main one you've been walking a few meters below Schöllijoch.

We descended from Schöllijoch, to then start climbing again towards Üssers Barrhorn. The trail is soon steep and covered in scree. We reached Üssers Barrhorn summit (3610 m) after 3h 40 min since we left Turtmannhütte. The view from the summit is magnificent in a clear day: Turtmann and Brunegg Glaciers, Dent Blanche, Weisshorn, Brunegghorn, Monte Rosa, Aletsch Glacier, Jungfrau, Mönch, Eiger.

We descended fast along the same trail jumping and bootskiing on the scree until the junction with the trail leading to Inners Barrhorn summit (3583 m) that we reached in 10-15 minutes. From there back to Turtmanhütte and Gruben. A very rewarding hike.

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