Technical 4000ers – 21/08/08

OK – Dave Murray and I are just relaxing back at the Rothorn hut after putting the trail back in on the Ober Gabelhorn today.  A great day out and the Zinal Rothorn is on the menu for tommorrow.  We did the Dent Blanche earlier on in the week (putting the trail back in on that too!) after the big snowfall last Friday – so plenty of  Technical Zermatt 4000m Peaks  to go at.  All of the above are in good condition, though quite snowy on the Ober Gabelhorn summit rocks (ie think Scottish mixed..)

Now all the recent snowfall has consolidated well, cramponing conditions are very good on the easier classic Swiss 4000m Peaks too.  If you want to climb the Weisshorn or the Matterhorn on the other hand, both are not yet seeing ascents – but this could change soon with more settled weather on the way.  Pics soon…

Traversing the Grand Gendarme – Dt Blanche S Ridge.

Traversing another Grand Gendarme! – Ober Gabelhorn ENE Ridge.

Daisies near the Rothorn Hut.