A solo ski ascent from Zermatt and my first Swiss 4000'er. Had to walk a long way with ski's and full gear because more snow had melted then I had excpected. Had full camping gear with me and made a bivouac at around 3100m. Next day I summited and had a lovely time skiing down.
Easy climb on a beautiful day.
First peak I climbed in Europe. Very quick fun climb. The pounding headache after arriving back in Zermatt was some what expected because I didn't do any acclimatization hikes before hand. Nothing a few Advil's couldn't fix.
1st climbed Sept 1980, day before climbing the Hornli Ridge of the Matterhorn. Then again via Trifgrat 1986 and twice more via normal route 1991 & 2000.
very easy climb,good when you are not sure about weather for all day.We chose it to check snow conditions after snowfalls.SE ridge in Breithorn Centrale direction is very narrow and atractive.
Climbed with Ania
1st European Summit
My first 4000 m summit. Ideal snow and weather conditions, so the route was a little bit crowded, but the view from the top made us to forget about it!
Thank god they sell crampons at the cable car station. My partner Dave had left his down in the valley! The traverse was great, however, final ridge to the summit was exposed and scary in the cross winds. Good day out.
started at 3700mters and got good snow for use crampons.
My first 4000 in the alps!
after bad weather the prev week.
Little climb from klein Matterhorn, but nice.
pictures on some breithorn photo's
Our first summit on what was to become an epic 3 day traverse over to Nordend, starting from the Kl. Matterhorn station
Together with dad and older brother Jon summited on a beautiful day !!!
Together with dad and younger brother Unai summited on a beautiful day !!!
Started before dawn and reached the summit before the crowds from the cable car arrived :) Beautiful views from the summit and no wind :):)
Started from the Kl. Matterhorn and ascended the normal route. Descended by the ridge east from the main summit. Perfect weather, great climb for acclimitizing.
Did the haf traverse from the east via three rock towers. Nice and dry rock but quite a lot of snow on ridges which made it more "intresting". My first +4000m peak!
Normal route to the main summit and then traversed to the Central summit.
Started at 06.00 from Theodulhütte, no major difficulties, a long walk up, a lot of people on the route which was probably the difficulty nr 1.
My first 4000m top!
Easy climb, incredible views. Fresh snow on top the day before...really fast descent by sliding part of the way down on our back sides.