The Wetterhorn, Grindelwald

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The Wetterhorn is a mountain in the Swiss Alps towering above the village of Grindelwald. Formerly known as Hasle Jungfrau, it is one of three summits of a mountain named Wetterhorn sensu lato, or the "Wetterhörner", the highest summit of which is the Mittelhorn and the most distant the Rosenhorn . The Mittelhorn and Rosenhorn are mostly hidden from view from Grindelwald.The Grosse Scheidegg Pass crosses the col to the north, between the Wetterhorn and the Schwarzhorn.AscentsThe Wetterhorn summit was first reached on August 31, 1844, by the Grindelwald guides Hans Jaun and Melchior Bannholzer, three days after they had co-guided a large party organized by the geologist Édouard Desor to the first ascent of the Rosenhorn. The Mittelhorn was first summitted on 9 July 1845 by the same guides, this time accompanied by a third guide, Kaspar Abplanalp, and by Stanhope Templeman Speer. The son of a Scottish physician, Speer lived in Interlaken, Switzerland.A September 1854 ascent by a party including Alfred Wills is much celebrated in Great Britain. Apparently believing to be the first ascendant, Wills' description of this trip in his book "Wanderings Among the High Alps" (published in 1856) helped make mountaineering fashionable in Britain and ushered in the systematic exploration of the Alps by British mountaineers, the so-called golden age of alpinism. Despite several well-documented earlier ascents and the fact that he was guided to the top, even in his obituary in 1912 he was considered to be "certainly the first who can be said with any confidence to have stood upon the real highest peak of the Wetterhorn proper" (i.e. the 3,692 m summit) In a subsequent corrigendum, the editors admitted two earlier ascents, but considered his still "the first completely successful" one.
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  • Arrive by train to Grindelwald and in front of the mountain. So I turned the Moon is already impressive. The wetterhorn mountain weather. And expected weather with clouds here look and wonder?
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  • Can be seen from anywhere in Grindelwald - dominating and beautiful and worth viewing from all different angles - really changes. 
  • Grindelwald is a Glacier-carved valleys East of wetterhorn, South to the Eiger, West surrounded männlichen to winter in the Valley home all day Sun can not see. But off to the West, towards Grindelwald seomyeon betta-Horn starts to shine. 1 month-no that is live, and rented a villa near the Grindelwald valley February see the Sun during the day. Since the Sun turns on the back side of the Eiger in the glow of a better Horn finds out the Sun. The appearance like the Crown on the wetterhorn in background when taking photos of a church in Grindelwald is impressive. Looming before Rocky steep-sided GLO let Shadick go by post bus and get underneath the wetterhorn, power is out. Unlike the Japan mountain peaks of the Alps are amazed in completely different shape depending on where you look. Betta-Horn is the Japanese aren't familiar with mountain is mountain indispensable for landscape of Grindelwald.
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