Nadelhorn, Matterhorn and Rochefort Arete

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A few pics from some latest adventures on the Nadelhorn with Garret and Ed, and putting tracks back in on the Rochefort Arete and the Matterhorn.

There were relatively few teams on each route due to the fresh snow and Jane and I even had the summit of the Matterhorn all to ourselves – a rare thing indeed.

Current conditions are quite variable, with some peaks like the Weisshorn very snowy, but adjacent peaks like the Zinalrothorn and Obergabelhorn much drier.  Rich traversed the Arbengrat today and Neil traversed the Matterhorn, north faces are generally looking pretty white.  The weather over the next few days is due to get colder again, so maybe time to sharpen the axes.