Strahleggpass

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Strahleggpass

File:Strahleggpass.jpg
Straglesspass seen from the Strahlegg Glacier

General
Elevation 3,332 m10,931.759 ft
2.07 miles
Location Berne (canton), Switzerland
Range Bernese Alps
Massif Schreckhorn Group
Between Lauteraarhorn
Strahlegghorn
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Coordinates
DMS Coor. 46°34´39"N, 8°7´6"E
Swiss Coor. 652092 / 158682
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Aar Bivouac, Alte Strahlegg, Fiescherjoch, Hugihorn, Klein Lauteraarhorn, Klein Schreckhorn, Lauteraar Rothörner, Lauteraarhorn, Lauteraarsattel, Nasse Strahlegg, Nässihorn, Obere Buggel, Pfaffestecki, Schreckhorn, Schreckhorn Group, Schreckhorn Hut, Schrecksattel, Strahlegghorn
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Grimsel Pass, Grindelwald
Hut(s) Aar Bivouac, Schreckhorn Hut
Topo. Map SLK 1229: Grindelwald
Easiest Route Rating F F
Map
Strahleggpass (Switzerland )
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[edit] General information

R Meyer with A Abblihl and K Huber, 3 Sept 1812 A high pass providing the easiest high level crossing between Grindelwald and the Grimsel Pass and access to the Schreckhorn from the Aar bivouac. It is steep on the E side and descent of this side should be avoided in the afternoon.

[edit] Routes

[edit] West Side (F)

Strahleggpass: West Side (edit infobox)
Summit Approach
Summit Strahleggpass (3,332 m2.07 miles
10,931.759 ft
)
Valley base(s) Grindelwald (1,034 m0.642 miles
3,392.388 ft
)
Route Type Snow and Rock (3 h) Hut Schreckhorn Hut (2,529 m1.571 miles
8,297.244 ft
)
Difficulty Rating F F Difficulty Rating F F
Height Gains Hut - Summit: 803 m0.499 miles
2,634.514 ft
    -    Valley - Hut: 1495 m0.929 miles
4,904.856 ft
    -    Valley - Summit: 2298 m1.428 miles
7,539.37 ft
Useful Maps SLK 1229: Grindelwald (Maps)

Follow the track from the Schreckhorn Hut to the site of the old Strahlegg Hut across moraine and snow patches (1hr). A good track leads steeply up into the coombe to the east and is followed to an easy angled rock ridge. Climb this ridge to a snowy shoulder at about 3,200m. Head up now to the foot of a rock ridge descending south-west from Pt 3,428 m and, keeping to the right (south) of this ridge. Ultimately reach the col by less steep slopes. The route takes 3h in total.

[edit] East Side (PD)

Strahleggpass: East Side (edit infobox)
Summit Approach
Summit Strahleggpass (3,332 m2.07 miles
10,931.759 ft
)
Valley base(s) Grimsel Pass ()
Route Type Mostly Snow (3 h) Hut Aar Bivouac (2,733 m1.698 miles
8,966.535 ft
)
Difficulty Rating PD PD Difficulty Rating PD PD
Height Gains Hut - Summit: 599 m0.372 miles
1,965.223 ft
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Useful Maps SLK 1229: Grindelwald (Maps)

Descend from the Aar Bivouac to the Strahlegg Glacier and climb up to the top of the central moraine. Follow this for about 500m before descending onto the clean glacier on the left. Keep more or less in the center of the glacier, and where it begins to steepen turn north-west to reach the bergschrund at the foot of the snow couloir leading to the col. Cross the bergschrund where practicable (often on the right) and then climb the couloir, while crossing some loose rock on the right near the col. The route takes 3h in total.

[edit] Overview

Route Name Hei. Dif. Dur. (h) Type Rock ° Valley Hut S. Gain Maps
Strahleggpass: West Side 3,332 m2.07 miles
10,931.759 ft
BF 3 Snow and Rock Grindelwald Schreckhorn Hut 803 m0.499 miles
2,634.514 ft
1229
Strahleggpass: East Side 3,332 m2.07 miles
10,931.759 ft
DPD 3 Mostly Snow Grimsel Pass Aar Bivouac 599 m0.372 miles
1,965.223 ft
1229

Hei.:Height, Dif.: Difficulty, Dur.: Duration, S. Gain: Meters from hut to summit
Summit map is always listed first. If a map is used for 2 km and another map for 1 km, the 2 km map will be listed before the 1 km map. Overview of the Swiss maps & Italian maps.


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