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Ascent of Klein Matterhorn on 1952-08-28

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Gottfried Perren (guide)
Date:Thursday, August 28, 1952
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Klein Matterhorn
    Location:Switzerland
    Elevation:12740 ft / 3883 m

Ascent Trip Report

After climbing the Breithorn earlier in the morning, Gottfried Perren and I returned
to the Gandegg Hut after first easily ascending the Klein Matterhorn and traversing the Plateau Rosa to Testa Grigia, where the Breuil-Cervinia cable car terminus is perched on the Italian-Swiss border. Back at the Gandegg Hut by 12:30PM, I rejoined Marilyn for lunch before we walked the short way to the Trockener Steg cable car for the quick descent to Zermatt.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3721 ft / 1134 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3721 ft / 1134 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Initially cloudy, then increasingly clear and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3721 ft / 1134 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2802 ft / 854 m; Extra: 919 ft / 280m
    Loss on way in:919 ft / 280 m
    Route:on descent from Breithorn
    Start Trailhead:Gandegg Hut  9938 ft / 3029 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2802 ft / 854 m
    Route:via Testa Grigia
    End Trailhead:Gandegg Hut  9938 ft / 3029 m



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