Hard day on the Hornli, turned back about 150 meters from the summit to due fatigue, tough conditions (lots of new snow, wind, etc), and fading daylight. Will return someday!
Aborted attempt from Hornli Hut at around 4000m due to blizzard conditions and it being terrifyingly steep and exposed. Would highly recommend for people with stronger stomachs than me
Fun climb in an awe inspiring setting! Attached TR to main page...
Solo climb via Hörnli Ridge after spending the night at the hut. Engaging climbing, beautiful weather, gorgeous views - classic route on iconic mountain!
Spent the night in the winter room of the Hörnli hut and climbed the hörnli ridge.
Went up from Cervinia. One day off being the 100th anniversary but still a great experience. Had a swim in the lake by the Marguerita hut to celebrate!
Tripreport here: http://www.jeroenvels.nl/matterhorn-noordwand-schmid-route-tdv/
Move slowly, so slept in Solvay
Start at around 5 am at the Hörnli hut. Took us 5:45 to the summit. Around 50 People on the ridge with the half of them guided partys.
The swiss guides should be a bit more relaxed. Some of them treated their customer like a dog on a leash.
Soloed to above the Solvay Hut and then roped up when the rock got snowy near the start of the series of fixed ropes up high. Did 3 raps on the descent. 9:20 Hörnli Hut to Hörnli Hut. Great weather and conditions... a fitting gift from the mountain gods after our first attempt in 2009 was foiled by a big storm that dumped a foot of snow on the mountain.
What a day, what a mountain.
The moment when you reach the summit ridge in early morning light is simply... indescribable.
Clear skies for a few days but cold winds high on the mountain. Dufourspitze earlier in the week didn't get me completely acclimated so I was moving a little slow. The upper slabs were harder than I expected and would be very difficult to protect without the fixed ropes. So I give big cred's to the pioneers.
Climbed with Erik. The climb was beautiful and the summit was fantastic. We had good weather for the climb but it clouded up and started snowing during the descent. Though I am very glad I climbed it, I wouldn't have chosen to climb if I had realized how many unprotected sections have the potential for a fatal fall.
Awesome but very difficult and psycho for me.
With a little of fresh snow from 3700 Meter.
Cresta del Leone "solo" ascent.
El cervino... 2 years of dreamin became reality
We waited and waited and waited and waited for a good day - finally did we go for it, but had to stop at Col du Lion - conditions were to icy
very good weather to summit