Started in good weather... Date Climbed: May 21, 2011
Got invited by two Italian friends to climb the Piz Julier today. Even though it's rated F(acile), I must say that it wasn't that easy this early in the season, especially since there was 50cm of fresh snow. We didn't break out the crampons or rope, but there were definitely some tricky parts on the exposed ridge. Most chains were still hidden by the snow, or completely stuck to the rock by a thick layer of ice. Just before we summited it started snowing again and the weather turned bad. Still, had a really nice day.
One of my favourite mountain routes of all time. An excellent exposed ridge route with via ferrata. Got to the summit, to see storm clouds on the other side, then had to get down as quickly as possible. Just made it, storm broke 30 minutes after I was off the ridge. I dedicate this climb to Cyrill and his wife, thank you for all your contributions to Summit Post.