My 3 weeks long solo

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My 3 weeks long solo
Created On: Oct 27, 2008
Last Edited On: Feb 27, 2009

During the summer of 2005 I spent 4 weeks (3 alone) in the Alps. Climbed 11 mountains higher than 4000m and did 8 of them solo. No guides, cablecars, huts and prepared meals. I hope this very personal collection will change into a trip report in the closest future.
3 weeks long solo tripSelf portrait. Resting in bivy cave

"...style matters, the real game is being in the mountains on your own carrying your food and shelter. Summiting when you don't use Huts and guides is very hard but happy work then."





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Ivona

Ivona - Feb 10, 2009 3:22 pm - Voted 10/10

great thing!

"...style matters, the real game is being in the mountains on your own carrying your food and shelter. Summiting when you don't use Huts and guides is very hard but happy work then."

it makes me thinking..yes,this is the essence..

brade

brade - Feb 11, 2009 5:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: great thing!

So, let's test it and see how it works in a real example.

brade

brade - Feb 11, 2009 7:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

Thanks a lot for a comment on my gems collection :)

I did:
Mont Blanc, Dufourspitze, Mont Blanc du Tacul,

and Solo: Lyskamm, Dom, , Zumsteinspitze, Piramide Vincent, Corno Nero, Ludwigshoehe, Parrotspitze, Signalkuppe
cheers, Radek

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Feb 27, 2009 9:18 am - Voted 10/10

Pretty good job!

You must have had good weather.

brade

brade - Feb 27, 2009 11:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Pretty good job!

Thanks a lot, I did all my best. It was very hot summer with short but intensive storms so the conditions were generally good. I wish to live through such an adventure once more so now I plan to try myself soloing in winter :) Wish me luck, I start on 9th of march 2009 in Switzerland.
cheers!
Radek

brade

brade - Aug 11, 2010 9:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Really like the way you're climbing!

I love that way of climbing. When I'm alone it is always faster and more intense. Congratulations on summiting this fantastic mountain. I'm planning to visit Dufourspitze once again in forthcoming october. Keep climbing ;)

MottaNaluns

MottaNaluns - Apr 8, 2010 12:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Cool!

looks like an unforgetable trip.
I will follow your footsteps soon.
very nice pictures.
you slept in a tent the whole trip?

cheers, jerry

brade

brade - Aug 11, 2010 9:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool!

and it was an unforgetable trip. I used tent rarely, there are bivy caves above Domhutte and some abandoned huts in the valleys. You may also use Balmenhorn/Bivacco Giordano HUT if on your way. Keep climbing! Cheers, Radek

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