Try not to take to may shots of the Matterhorn, as I most certainly did.
Nice climb up the S face and down the normal route.
Camping between Klein Matterhorn and Breithorn after walking the glaicer from Trockner Steg (the f-ing lift was broken). Successfull summit attempt on Breithorn 17th of July. My first 4000 meter peak!
We started from Klein Matterhorn and did the west peak of Breithorn. Over the next 2 days we climbed Pollux, Castor, and Ludwigshoehe before descending the Gorner Glacier to the Monte Rosa Hut. At this point I had to descend all the way to Visp to get surgery for a strange illness and we were not able to climb Dufourspitze as we had planned.
Adam, Ryan and I started from the Kleinmatterhorn cable car. Beautiful weather, great views!
We descended a bit, then headed east to Rifugio Val d'Ayaz.
Took my mom up on her first Alpine 4000er! 1hr 20min to summit.
Ski ascent in perfect weather conditions
Great day with clear sky
We started to walk from Cervinia village at 03:00 am because cable car was broken and we had to make 2100 meters up.We needed 10 hours to reach the summit,snow quality was poor deep decay all the way from 2800-4000m
Easy warming up for a tour around the Monte Rosa massif.
Easy walk up. Been on the summit with nice weather.
Also see: http://www.vimeo.com/26113487
Traverse from the bivouac Rossi e Volante. Easy climbing and swift progress to the base of the Breithorn Central. Climbed the first step directly (graded IV), which isn't that hard if you keep your nerves together when searching for the next good hold or belay point. Second and third step are a piece of cake compared with the first one. Nice snow ridge on to final summit.
The half traverse is a fun alpine rock route. Don't waste your time with the normal snow slope route.
From Rossi-Volanti Bivouac (2.25 h from Kleine Matterhorn) via Roccia Nera and East-West Traverse (AD, 5.75 h to main summit). Descend via SSW Flank to Kleine Matterhorn cable car.
Climbed to West Summit from Klein Matternhorn lift. Non-technical walk-up in snow. Crowded. Nice summit though and descent via ridge towards the East was nice as well.
Two day solo trip from Zermatt (Haus Steinnelke) via Furi, Furgg, Trockerner Steg, Gandegg Hütte, Rifugio del Teodulo (Teodulhütte), Testa Grigia and Breithorn West (4165 m). Weather on summit day was nice at first (6.15 am) but then became overcast/cloudy with fog and storm during the final ascent. At least not many people climbed it from Klein Matterhorn due to the shitty conditions. Reached summit at 9.50 am and returned to Trockener Steg station at 12.50 pm.
Easy route when conditions are good. Wonderful view!
from klein matterhorn, easy tour but great view
Perfect condictions to use crampons. Very early in the season, so no cable car to Klein Mat. We rent a snowmobile until 3700m...great!
Was a little bit windy early...but no winds on top.
Best season start from july as the climb bureau is closed and the teleferics was in manutention after the ski season.
From Kleine Matterhorn Station. With Heather Uren. First independent alpine trip.