Alpine 4000m Peaks

Back off the hill now having been up the  Aletschhorn and Dent Blanche this week – conditions on both are very good (though very windy on the Aletschhorn on Wednesday!) with excellent neve for cramponing.

The Matterhorn Hornli Ridge  is finally seeing ascents with a lot of snow but good bucket steps in the upper half (teams are puting crampons on just below the Mosely Slab, which is covered in snow and actually quite quick).

As for the next few days + following week – I’d expect things to start getting icier on these bigger peaks as they dry out, but then improve again as it becomes quicker to climb without crampons.

Dawn on the NE Ridge of the Aletschhorn this week.

Climbing the S Ridge of the Dent Blanche.

View from the summit of the Dent Blanche.