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|Elevation|| 4,049 m13,284.121 ft |
|Prominence|| 391 m0.243 miles |
|DMS Coor.||46°33´05"N, 8°03´40"E|
|Swiss Coor.||647738 / 155756|
|Links|| Topographic Detail |
 General information
The Gross Fiescherhorn is a mountain in the Bernese Alps range of the Swiss Alps. Nearby in the south there is the Hinter Fiescherhorn (4,025 m), which is a bit lower. Both mountains are joined by the Fieschersattel
From the north both are well hidden behind other mountains and can only been seen from the village of Grindelwald (1,034 m).
The summit was first reached on 23 July 1862 by H. B. George and Adolphus Warburton Moore, with guides Christian Almer and Ulrich Kaufmann. They used what is now th actual normal route, the south-west ridge.
The north side of the mountain was first climbed in 1926. On 13 August, W. Amstutz and P. von Schumacher reached the summit after a 15 hours ascent on the north ridge, which is the limit of the Fiescherwand.
The first direct ascent on the Fiescherwand was made by W. Welzenbach and H. Tillmann in 1930. Welzenbach was an expert climber, despite the common idea of his time, he was convinced that the ascent of the Fiescherwand was possible. One year before, in 1929, Welzenbach and Tillmann climbed the north ridge in only 8.5 hours, proving their ability.
The started the ascent in the morning of 5 September, 1930, right below the summit. They reached it in the evening after a 12 hours ascent.