by Alan Ingram
August 30, 2001
It is a 3 hour climb on a steep path traversing a series of cliffs to reach the large
Gleckstein Hut situated in upper pastures.
From the hut (after the usual early morning alpine start) a track leads over stony ground
to reach the Krinnen Glacier. On the far side it is a long, steep climb (alpine grade PD)
over mixed ground - rocks, scree and snow to gain the Wettersattel - the col between the
Wetterhorn and the adjacent Mittelhorn.
A final steep snow slope brings one to the 3701m high summit and a dramatic viewpoint -
immediately below the summit the cliffs drop sheer to Grindelwald in the valley floor far
below. The superb panorama of peaks that unfolds to the west includes the famous alpine
trinity of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau.
Reference: "High Adventure around the World"
From journal Swiss Alpine Trinity