Summer 2019

The Dufourspitze, the highest of the Monte Rosa summits – 4th July 2019

Getting the first of the sun’s rays at 7am. We’ve been on the move for just over 4 hours since leaving the hut, on glacier and snow ridge, and the rock of the summit ridge is very welcome.

Looking back towards Lyskamm

… and across to the Monte Rosa summit of Nordend

 

Rock-climbing on the Riffelhorn above Zermatt – 2nd July 2019

A good training rock-climb, one of several on the south face of the rocky summit of the Riffelhorn

The climbing really is in a spectacular place, looking down at the vast Gorner glacier and all the fine mountains all around.

Looking across at climbers on a parallel route to us.

 

Moiry alpine ridges and glaciers – 28th June 2019

We spent a few days at the Moiry hut, building on the team’s experience of ridge climbing and scrambling.

Here we are on the north ridge of the Pigne de la Lé…

… and on its summit

The next day we travelled further up the Moiry glacier to reach the Dent des Rosses which had a good rocky ridge to climb and descend.

 

Aiguilles Marbrées traverse – 24th June 2019

The traverse of the Aiguilles Marbrées is a great introduction to alpine scrambling and mountaineering on a rocky ridge.

With a little bit of exposure…

…. and a little bit of awkwardness, it’s a great ridge for trying out this sort of alpine adventure.