fast but lovely region
Climbed the Summit in snow storm with no views at all. It was our acclimatization and coming from Cervinia we did not use any cable cars. It took two days to climb the Summit.
Climb #6 on the Breithorn. Took four total beginners out as a ski tour. Cass had never worn a harness before, and the most experience was Ben with one easy snow climb under his belt (during that one we had to show him how to put on the crampons). All of them were skiing intermediate at best -- it was in fact the first "off piste run" for two of our team. Really hilarious watching them muppet their way down the mountain. Everybody had a blast.
Great fun and sure to do it a seventh time.
I climbed it with Sene. There was strong wind on the ridge, but there was not on the top. Nobody else on the summit at 4 o'clock pm.
It was the second 4000er we climbed.No difficulties reaching this summit...., but long walking up. We reach the summit 16:00 p.m. and we staid in Rifugio Guide del Cervino.
Strong winds welcome us at the summit that day !!
It was a fun climb and the views are fantastic. While trying to take a picture as I was coming back down I stumbled on my crampons, which showed everyone that I was a rank beginner, but all that was hurt was my pride.
Gonna see how many times I can climb this thing before I leave mid-November. :-)
This one was the best of the five though... first tracks on skis (although a dozen or so on foot ahead of me) in 25cm of beautiful powder snow. The 15 second decent not perhaps worth the 1 hour ascent, but good exercise. Finished off doing tricks in the Zermatt Gravity Park.
Amazing how many get so kitted out and serious about what is basically a dead-easy 1 hour walk in the snow! Passed many very serious-looking guided groups...
I climbed the Breithorn occidentale to Breithorn centrale from Piccole Cervino. The second ridge was not easy because there wasn't the path cause a lot of snow. Then we went to rifugio Guide d'Ayas.
Nice walking from Plateu Rosa.
Easy and very nice, but so much people around!
We did the Breithorn W then we traversed to the Breithorn Central and we went down.
Easy with wonderful view
Very simple tour! We went to Rifigio d'Ayas so we climbed Breithorn West and Central. Nice view from there!
Dusted off the skis for the first ski season of the winter! Seems 50cm+ fell up there, but unfortunately the wind got to it before I did... conditions going up were perfectly fine. The ski down was, well... better than *walking* down anyway. Nice to be back on skis and out on such a fine afternoon. Finished off hitting kickers in the Gravity Park.
Great sunny day spent sharing the mountain with many others.
Also an easy traverse and climb.
An easy climb in a cloudy weather with sunny spells.
easy hike from the Klein Matterhorn cable car station. Shared the hike with thousands of others. My partner and I we brought skis - what a pleasure to descent. Perfect July snow conditions.
The weather wasn't great in Zermatt, but it was much better up on the Klein Matterhorn. I threw on my crampons and had my axe in hand and headed up to the summit. I was surprised how many guided parties were on this peak. Overall, the whole trip took about three hours round trip. Overall I think it was worth the 72 CF to take the Klein Matterhorn cable car.
Breithorn the second. The weather was most beautiful, much better than the first. The same are the fotos. It's a super-view to Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Mt. Blanc a.o.
It was my first 4000er. The route is very easy in good weather, from Klein Matterhorn it must be even too easy. You can find more detailed description under http://zuraw.iostrow.com/mountains2004.html
Pleasant easy walk on snow, done as acclimatisation for Mont Blanc. Great views, and quite a feeling standing on top of my first 4000er!