|Why have local guides fixed any equipment on this route? It is a classic of the golden age of Alpinism, not a modern desperate lacking in protection opportunities.|
This smacks of local guides trying to sell mountaineering as a risk free sport for all. It is not! People should accept that to do a route you should have gained the relevant experience prior to attempting it, not try and reduce it to your level for your instant gratification by adding extra equipment to it.
Unnecessary and deplorable actions.
|Posted Jan 3, 2006 2:20 pm|
|Baarb||Re: Route Comment|
|I guess using ropes and crampons should be out of the question too, people should just free solo everything right? Naked!|
|Posted Aug 9, 2009 7:33 pm|
|This is one very nice ridge, with the exposed arete blanc in combination with the solid rock ridge which in some parts can be rather exposed as well.|
Additionally the Zinalrothorn off course has a super location in between the Weisshorn with its Shaliridge and the Ober Gabelhorn with its North face, close to Dent Blanche. Superb!
|Posted Sep 14, 2009 3:47 pm|