Good weather ahead

After a very windy week just gone, the forecast is looking settled for the days ahead – ie a good time to climb the Eiger for instance, or get on those bigger routes.  Current conditions are settling down to typical high summer – with rock routes clear of snow and major rock ridges drying out and coming into good condition. Although it’s looking too hot for snow and ice face routes just now, many ridge climbs on snow are still in excellent condition on the higher 4000m plus summits in the western alps.