Headed on an alpine climbing trip in Mid-Sept. in the Saas-Fee area with two partners. I have two specific questions.
First, do I need something as warm as Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX or Salewa Vultur Vertical GTX for 4000m peaks at that time of year, or can I get away with something a tad lighter, like the Salewa Raven 2?
Second, does anyone have advice about rope? I have a 30m Mammut Glacier Cord that I use for low-snow-year ski mountaineering in the US West; is this sufficient for a team of 3 or do I need to get a 50m half rope? I'd love to be able to save the weight and go with the 30m cord.
Thanks for the advice!!