Success on the Matterhorn – 9th September 2016
The first red glow of dawn on the summit tower
Photo taking allows for a brief respite on the ascent!
A spectacular view at last after 4 hours of constant climbing
A fantastic success for Rupert, Dave (fellow guide) and Gordon
The Zumsteinspitze of Monte Rosa – 25th August 2016
Nearing the summit of the Zumsteinspitze, with a fine cloud inversion over Italy
…and the summit itself!
Looking back over a couple of the other Monte Rosa satellite peaks of the Parrotspitze and Ludwig’shöhe, Monte Viso appears in the far distance
4000m peaks in the Bernese Oberland, the Finsteraarhorn and the Mönch – 18th August 2016
Heading up to the Grünegghorn, our training peak
Looking on to the fine west flank of the Finsteraarhorn, our objective for the next day
On the final scrambly ridge to the summit of the Finsteraarhorn, with the Schreckhorn and Grindelwald in the background.
Second exposed ridge of the Mönch done, only the summit ridge to go..!
A glacier trek of the High Italian Alps – 12th August 2016
Having descended from the Breithorn and the Rifugio Ayas into this beautiful Italian valley, we are now traversing over to the next valley and Gressonay
The Ludwigshöhe summit, our high point at 4341m and our third peak on this trip
Descending the Grenzgletscher, below the big north wall of Lyskam, and amongst many crevasses
Heading back to our starting and finishing point in Zermatt
Alpine Climbing around Chamonix – 21st July 2016
Great climbing on fine rock with more than a touch of exposure… on the Entrèves Traverse
Looking back along the Midi-Plan Traverse
Scottish winter in the Cosmiques Arete today… – 13th July 2016
Exciting exposure on the Aiguille du Tour – 26th June 2016
The top of the Aiguille du Tour, with the next objective, Mont Blanc in the distance
Journeying back down the glacier with the Aiguille du Chardonnet in the background