Welcome to SP!  -
Areas & RangesMountains & RocksRoutesImagesArticlesTrip ReportsGearOtherPeoplePlans & PartnersWhat's NewForum

It is currently Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:07 pm

News News of Europe

Site map of Europe » Forum : Europe

Regional discussion and conditions reports for Europe. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the Europe Climbing Partners section.

Elbrus via The West Face/West Buttress

I got a tip on another forum about this route because when I go to Elbrus I'd like to do something a bit more challenging than a straight slog. I thought about doing a winter ascent, which some outfits have, but doing a more technical route could be even better. Does anyone know more about this, it's extremely hard to find info online. There are two guide companies offering it, AlexClimb and ExtremeTime.ru. It's supposed ...
Read more : Elbrus via The West Face/West Buttress | Views : 54 | Replies : 0

climber (based in Ulm) looking for winter/spring partner

Hi, I will be based in Ulm, Germany through the winter and spring from the beginning of November. Feel free to shoot me a msg if someone is looking for a partner in Ulm area and other places like the Frankenjura, Bavarian Alps, Tirol, Swiss Alps (only 3 hrs from Ratikon!) etc. I have a more or less flexible schedule with several days off each week, and I will be looking for partners for everything ...
Read more : climber (based in Ulm) looking for winter/spring partner | Views : 96 | Replies : 0

Chamonix long-term conditions trend?

I'm looking to head back to Chamonix in summer 2017 to climb for two weeks. We were climbing there late June/early July of 2015, and it was a heat-wave year where snow conditions were advanced by several weeks or a month compared to normal.

I've heard anecdotes that summer 2016 was also lean, so climbing earlier in the 2016 summer than normal was better. Is this accurate?

Obviously everything for summer 2017 depends on the ...
Read more : Chamonix long-term conditions trend? | Views : 136 | Replies : 0

Alps in December/January

Which peaks in the Alps would make reasonable moderate ascents around Christmas time?

By moderate, I mean no technical gear other than basic glacier gear (rope, ice axe, crampons, etc.). I want to take the wife and kids so can't do anything really difficult. I wouldn't want anything with extreme avalanche danger either.

(We are thinking of 2017). I can't get time off in summer and the kids are in school in winter, except for ...
Read more : Alps in December/January | Views : 257 | Replies : 2

Any 3000+ mountain without snow in Europe?

Can someone please suggest 3000+ peaks in Europe with little to no snow until late October? I am not really into climbing on snow right now, nor do I have crampons yet. Sorry for the stupid question, mods feel free to delete this thread if not suitable. Your feedback is much appreciated.
Read more : Any 3000+ mountain without snow in Europe? | Views : 470 | Replies : 3

Your favourite glacier views or huts?

Hi everyone, I've done a couple of trips to the Alps and Dolomites and am planning a third. I don't climb much on these trips as I'm usually with my wife and/or kids but I was wondering if you have any suggestions for us. To give you an idea of where we've been here are my highlights from previous trips, I love big glaciers and big views :) ...
Read more : Your favourite glacier views or huts? | Views : 576 | Replies : 7

trekking the Tatra's in October

First time writing here. I am looking for information regarding trekking in the Tatra's in the beginning of Octber (first week). in addition, any recommended routes? was thinking about crossing from the polish side to the Slovak side.

which routes will offer the most dramatic views?
Read more : trekking the Tatra's in October | Views : 764 | Replies : 1

Non-Technical Routes Spain/France November

Good day! I will be traveling in November to Spain to meet my girlfriend as she completes the Santiago Camino trail and would like to get in a few non-technical peaks. Timing will be early to mid November, prefer 3K+ meters and no glacier travel/technical climbing as I will be traveling by myself and winter has challenges all of it's own.

I will be both in Santiago and Paris and would love some recommendations for ...
Read more : Non-Technical Routes Spain/France November | Views : 830 | Replies : 1

Recommendations for 4000m peaks -- Switzerland

I am planning a trip in Early September, and plan to take a guided climb of a 4000m peak. I am looking for recommendations for a peak that I can knock out in a day, starting from a nearby town.

My Alps experience thus far has been on unguided climbs:

Watzmann Ostwand
Grossglockner Studlgrat
Zugspitze Blaueis traverse

I feel comfortable climbing up to UIAA IV.

I have been out of the climbing game for awhile, ...
Read more : Recommendations for 4000m peaks -- Switzerland | Views : 950 | Replies : 6


Login  •  Register


Total posts 529074 • Total topics 32053 • Total members 104808

© 2006-2013 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.