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Walliské Alpy - popisy výstupů

from Almageller Hut to the summit of Weissmies

start point: Almageller Hut (2896m)
final point: Weissmies (4020m)
time required for ascent: 4hrs to 5hrs
height meters to ascend: 1200m
huts along the way: no
watter along the way: last water is only 100 metres above the hut
route number: not marked past Zwischbergen pass
i made this climb: August 2005

gear: ice axe, crampons, harness, helmet, rope if you have problems with II UIAA terrain

- PD, rock II, Ice/Snow up to 35°
- high altitude, AMS risks
- with fresh snow, climb over ridge to the south peak can be tricky if you are without rope
- final snow/ice ridge can be tricky, if there's not enough snow
- in general, this climb is nothing for mountaineering rookies - experience needed!

- the ascent of Weissmies is one the easier among Valais 4000enders (bit easier than the climb on the neighbouring Lagginhorn)
- there's no glacier crossing
- during high season, one has to count with full hut and other teams on the way (as on nearly every Valais 4000+ peak)
- the wake-up time at Almageller Hut is around 4AM

route description:
- the first part of the climb is an easy walk on the marked route up to the Zwischbergenpass (3268m)
- this section is usually done in the might and it can be hard to find the right way
- right below the saddle one should not follow the smooth rock plate, but walk more to the left
- the path leads to southern pass (3243m) first and from here it follows a ridge to the main col (3268m), where the marked path ends

Weissmies South Summit (3972m) from Zwischbergenpass

- in the saddle one has to decide if:
- to follow a rocky ridge
- or if to walk a bit more to the right and reach the final rocky slope to the South summit over a large snow field
- time wise, it's much faster to walk over snow
- the snowfield is not more than 40° steep
- at approximately 3750m, rock scramble begins (few pitches are II UIAA, one maybe II+)
- over rock blocks and stones you get to the South Summit - 3972m
- here starts the final snow ridge, which leads to the Main Summit

final snow ridge connects the South and the Main peak

- the difficulty of this part is determinated by snow conditions of course - in every case take crampons and ice axe with you