Jungfrau is one of the most well known mountains in all of Switzerland. The Ordinary route to the summit is short, there are passages of snow and ice up to 40° - 50°. Ascent from Jungfraujoch involves 850 meter elevation gain and takes approx 4 hrs. Most climbers spend a night in the cozy and comfortable Mönchsjochhütte at 12,000 feet, before the climb. Starting out before daylight, the route crosses the Jungfraufirn, and climbs steep mixed snow and rock to the Rottalsattel, at the base of the summit tower. From here, there is a traverse across a steep snow and ice slope which leads to the easy but somewhat airy rock of the summit ridge.
Submitted by: henrytwin_m on 2009-09-20
Route ID: 101716