Kessler and I spent the previous day resting and travelling by bus and train to Toblach. This morning we met Andreas in the morning and drove to Cima Grande for the climb of one of the most famous peaks in the Alps. We climbed the south face. It was a pretty good climb, but it wasn't nearly as fun as First Sella Tower since it has a lot of loose rocks on the benches between the good pitches. The weather and views were fantastic though.
We reached the beautiful summit and enjoyed a good lunch. We took a different route down. It was not so fun and was rather loose and a bit dangerous.
This was my first guided tour and I loved every minute of it
Climbed the Grande 3 times from the normal route and the Piccola 2 times from the normal and the Helversen
With Michel Amoudruz in 4 hours.
With Michel Amoudruz and François Moreau a defrocked priest. We were slowed down by two Germans who fell off twice so came down quite late!
Seemed tough at first since I was out of my element (Alpine style mountaineer here). Got a bit lost on it but ended up finishing...eventually.
Not so difficult from the technical point of view but not easy to follow the right way, there are many "ometti", sometimes too many, especially during the descent it's easy to wrong the route creating big problems.
Another great hike in the Alps! I hear this is a very popular destination, and I loved it too. Beautiful summer hike/climb.
The first time, climbing in summer but descending in winter !! Some difficulties due to the snow during the descent. Any way "immer ein erlebnis" !
Easy way (no more than III grade UIAA). The way is not so easy to follow. The view while climbing is not exceptional. No particular exposure. It took me about 3 hours to reach the summit. The view from the top is great. In particular the view on Cima Piccola
Very interesting route with some impressive shots on famous Nord Wand.