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Ascent of Albristhorn on 2010-07-03

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Andrew Tibbetts
Date:Saturday, July 3, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Albristhorn
    Location:Switzerland
    Elevation:2763 m / 9065 ft

Ascent Trip Report

After climbing Vanil Noir the previous afternoon, we drove across to Lenk, got a meal, then drove up to investigate the trailhead. The most convenient parking spot was just inside the forest, past the last building, by the authorised vehicles sign, at N46 28 21.7 E7 28 26.2, 1879m, so we spent the night here.

Starting at 05:35, we followed the forest road a short way S, across a stream, entering the high pasture at a gateway, heading E to join the waymarked trail which leads to Tierberg. From here there is a fine view, S and E to the Oberland summits, and N along the ridge to Albristhorn itself. It's a nice ridge route, with an almost Scottish feel, some exposure, occasional scrambling, a few minor tops to cross.

The first summit reached (07:45) has a mast and cross. The map indicates the E summit is 1m higher, at N46 29 52.7 E7 29 16.1 (cairn). Reversing our outward route we're back at the car at 09:35 - a 4 hr circuit.

We then drove a little way N for an afternoon ascent of Schafberg.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:982 m / 3228 ft
    Extra Gain:49 m / 164 ft
    Distance:9 km / 5.6 mi
    Route:South ridge
    Trailhead:Laubargli  1879 m / 6165 ft
    Grade/Class:YDS3
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Sunny and dry
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 50 Minutes



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