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My 3 weeks long solo

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Created/Edited: Oct 27, 2008 / Feb 27, 2009

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During the summer of 2005 I spent 4 weeks (3 alone) in the Alps. Climbed 11 mountains higher than 4000m and did 8 of them solo. No guides, cablecars, huts and prepared meals. I hope this very personal collection will change into a trip report in the closest future.
3 weeks long solo trip
Self portrait. Resting in bivy cave

"...style matters, the real game is being in the mountains on your own carrying your food and shelter. Summiting when you don't use Huts and guides is very hard but happy work then."

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Ivonagreat thing!

Ivona

Voted 10/10

"...style matters, the real game is being in the mountains on your own carrying your food and shelter. Summiting when you don't use Huts and guides is very hard but happy work then."

it makes me thinking..yes,this is the essence..
Posted Feb 10, 2009 3:22 pm

bradeRe: great thing!

brade

Hasn't voted

So, let's test it and see how it works in a real example.
Posted Feb 11, 2009 5:24 am

bradeRe: Great!

brade

Hasn't voted

Thanks a lot for a comment on my gems collection :)

I did:
Mont Blanc, Dufourspitze, Mont Blanc du Tacul,

and Solo: Lyskamm, Dom, , Zumsteinspitze, Piramide Vincent, Corno Nero, Ludwigshoehe, Parrotspitze, Signalkuppe
cheers, Radek
Posted Feb 11, 2009 7:32 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadPretty good job!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Voted 10/10

You must have had good weather.
Posted Feb 27, 2009 9:18 am

bradeRe: Pretty good job!

brade

Hasn't voted

Thanks a lot, I did all my best. It was very hot summer with short but intensive storms so the conditions were generally good. I wish to live through such an adventure once more so now I plan to try myself soloing in winter :) Wish me luck, I start on 9th of march 2009 in Switzerland.
cheers!
Radek
Posted Feb 27, 2009 11:33 am

boriskrielenReally like the way you're climbing!

boriskrielen

Voted 10/10

Climbing free solo is not easy. But it's very rewarding if you reach a summit. Great photos, especially the black and white ones are very strong. The one on Dufourspitze is superb! I was there too a few weeks ago. You had a much better view from the summit! :-)
Best regards, Boris
Posted Nov 3, 2009 4:35 am

bradeRe: Really like the way you're climbing!

brade

Hasn't voted

I love that way of climbing. When I'm alone it is always faster and more intense. Congratulations on summiting this fantastic mountain. I'm planning to visit Dufourspitze once again in forthcoming october. Keep climbing ;)
Posted Aug 11, 2010 9:21 am

MottaNalunsCool!

MottaNaluns

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looks like an unforgetable trip.
I will follow your footsteps soon.
very nice pictures.
you slept in a tent the whole trip?

cheers, jerry
Posted Apr 8, 2010 12:18 pm

bradeRe: Cool!

brade

Hasn't voted

and it was an unforgetable trip. I used tent rarely, there are bivy caves above Domhutte and some abandoned huts in the valleys. You may also use Balmenhorn/Bivacco Giordano HUT if on your way. Keep climbing! Cheers, Radek
Posted Aug 11, 2010 9:28 am

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