February 5, 2013
There are many routes to climb a mountain. In case of the Aletschhorn (4’195m / 13 763 ft) the old regular ascend route lead via Mittelaletschbiwak and the NE – flank to the summit, clearly visible here by the large snow fields below the peak. Today, the regular ascend is considered to start at the Oberaletschhütte, leading up the SW – ridge, directly to the summit. The combination of both routes makes for a wonderful traverse, in summer and wintertimes.
The Haslerrippe (Ridge Hasler) is a very special route, to be seen here to the left of the distinctive buttress leading directly to the summit. It’s a perfect but cold winter climb.