muper wrote:Well no response to that question. How about any suggestions for other climbs in the area of Zermatt or Chamonix?
If you go to Zermatt, IMO the one climb to avoid is the normal route of the Matterhorn. The mountain looks fantastic, but I for one will wait until I am good enough to go via one of the other ridges.
In addition to the suggestions above I would recommend the Monte Rosa massiv. Climbs of all difficulties all the way from Nordend (probably the most isolated of the MR summits) to Breithorn. One climb I have not yet done myself, but which is high on my list, is the Lyskamm traverse, which must be one of the greatest ridge climbs in Europe. This can be done after staying at the Margherita hut, the highest hut in the Alps. The view looking down on Matterhorn as it gets the first rays of sunlight are well worth the headache,,,,,
Enjoy your trip,