Thank you for your good vote. I bet this gets a lot less traffic than the Matterhorn!
All the best
Thanks for your good vote. This has got to be a good mountain to climb!
Thank you for your good vote and visit. You've added good pages and pix from California.
Thank you for checking out the Dom and your good vote. You have a good route and story about the Chrystal Couloir on Mt. Evans.
I had recently summited the DOM and on the way back coming down over the ridge leading to the Glacier, I had lost my axe. It has much sentimental value to me, more than just it being a lifesaver. Given to me by a friend who has now passed on. Where the small cross is on the rock ridge headed down towards the glacier is where it fell from me. Landing on the glacier side. It is Battered up and with a red shaft. If it were recovered... that would be stupendous I will take care of any shipping. THanks
A brilliant report. 10+
Nice page on a beautiful mountain. Climbing it is probably a little bit over my real capacities, but I enjoyed your work. Thanks for submitting it
page! I love reading about European Mountains and Alps. Hopefully, I'll have the cahnce to get over there one day.
And I agree with Tlogan. I've gotten in some good arguments on the subject of peaks & summits!
Thanks for posting Desainme
Dear Summitpost users!
I needed some pieces of advice, that maybe someone, who has more experience in the Alps could give me.
In the last few years I have soloed several three-thousander peaks, but always on the quite easy normal route, for example the Ortler (3905m). I have crampons,an ice axe,every suitable gear against bad weather or for biovacking, but unfortunately no companion belaying me. I did not really have to face any difficulties at my previous peaks in Hohe Tauern or South Tirol (I did them really fast and found even the most exposed parts not really dangerous), so I decided to have a try with a four-thousander this summer.
The normal route of Dom seems to be a long and steep "walk" to the summit, without any seriously exposed or technically difficult parts (..maybe the glacier could be tricky at the beginning,I considered biovacking over it, not to cross it in darkness).
If I face the route in summer fully prepared and equipped, would any of you recommend me to have a "solo" try on it? II+ doesn't seem to be really seriuos. But I don't forget, that many east-europeans die in the Alps, because after a few peaks they think they don't really have anything to be feared of.
Thanks a lot: Balázs
I'm in a poor position to advise you, having backed off the Middle Teton in snowy conditions and lacking crampons but having an ice axe. Congratulations on getting to the top of the Ortler. Since you have the equipment, social websites might enable you to connect up with a like minded climber interested in the Dom.
There is an account here on SP of a climber who wrote about his experience climbing the Hornli Ridge, but on the descent he said that he lost his concentration as he watched an Austrian soloist fall down the east face. He was subsequently able to connect to a guided climber's rope and complete the descent.
My guess is that this mountain being pretty tall and glaciated- 2100 ft higher than the mountains like the Middle Teton is a good deal harder than its individual pitches.