Route -
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Hut to Hut Grimsel to Fafleralp
August 2002

 Day One : Grimsel to Oberaarjochhutte

After camping at Meiringen the night before, we made for Grimsel and took the single track road to the free parking by the edge of the Oberaarsee, where we made a final sort of our gear and moved off at 12.50pm. The way led off over the dam wall and onto a track on the right hand side of the lake.Dave and Bill on the dam wall, view to Oberaarjoch (Nigel's photo)

After about 3km we moved left onto the end of the Oberaargletscher and
Bill climbs the Oberaargletscher above the Oberaarseestarted up the ice at an easy pace. The weather was good, but an occasional breeze over the ice was quite cold. Higher up we got into the snowline and crevasses were evident - a party coming down almost got caught out (just his legs went in, whilst his campanion looked on laughing - forgetting to help him out!).
At 4.25pm we reached the Nigel takes in the viewOberaarjoch 3323m with the Oberaarjochhutte on a rockyUp to the Oberaarjoch buttress just a ladder climb away at 3258m, almost 1000m above our starting point.


David Mercer2002