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Ascent of Wellenkuppe on 1949-08-23

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Guide Josef Biner
Murray Brush
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, August 23, 1949
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wellenkuppe
    Location:Switzerland
    Elevation:12805 ft / 3902 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Wellenkuppe is the steppingstone to the Ober Gabelhorn. We left the Rothorn Hut at 5:45AM and proceeded to climb NW under the ice fall of the Trift Glacier, accessing the ENE Ridge and heading upward to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2878 ft / 876 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4466 ft / 1361 m
    Grade/Class:P-/F
    Route Conditions:
Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ideal
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2378 ft / 724 m
    Route:Via ENE Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Rothorn Hut  10427 ft / 3178 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4466 ft / 1361 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3966 ft / 1208 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m
    Gain on way out:500 ft / 152 m
    Route:Obergabelhorn Traverse
    End Trailhead:Schoenbiel Hut  8839 ft / 2694 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Wellenkuppe-Obergabelhorn Traverse

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Wellenkuppe1949-08-23 a2878 ft / 877 m
1Ober Gabelhorn1949-08-23 b3231 ft / 985 m
Total Trip Gain: 6109 ft / 1862 m    Total Trip Loss: 9285 ft / 2830 m



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