Even though Ulrichshorn doesn't reach the magical 4000m line, it is an outstanding mountain for skyrunning and so our first real Skyrun in high-alpine terrain. A varied, sunny route with some stimulating scrambling up to Mischabelhütte, with a harmless glacier crossing (when in good conditions) and a snow ridge up to the highest point with amazing view all the way up from Saas-Fee. A super start into skyrunning business for sure and a run that makes you feel hungry for more adventures in this "going fast and light"-style.
To catch the right conditions, Ulrichshorn is better to attempt in early season. Hohbalmgletscher is still snow-covered and also the upper part of the route to Windjoch and above to the summit itself has no icy passage. Due to its east-facing exposition be on the road early morning otherwise the steep slope up to Windjoch becomes soft and heavy-going.
Find out more about skyrunning Ulrichshorn and read the Blog report.