Hi - flying to Geneva and hoping to do a handful of 4000ers. Open to various suggestions but had planned - 3 nights ginifetti hut above gressoney, then 2 or 3 cosmique hut for Mont Blanc attempt.
happy leading to AD, and seen the press saying glacier routes a bit iffy - hence roped with a partner would be preferable!! 😄
also happy doing some lower level climbs if preferred.
Hi Euan. I know it’s not on your original plan but I will be on my own in Grachen in the Mattertal 19-27th, en route to join the AC meet in Saas. Conditions are terrible. I was in Chamonix in early July so I know how bad it is first hand. You need to be thinking rock peaks mainly. However if there any 4000m peaks accessible around the Mattertal I would be interested. I’ve done lots there already but I think the Durrenhorn and Obergabelhorn may be accessible and they are on my hit list. Local advice on arrival will be necessary. My first trip out was curtailed by a nasty dose of Covid and I am still recovering at home but i should be fit by your dates. Keep me in mind if you can’t get anyone else. I have found a cheap dortoir in Grachen which has a good bus connection to the main valley. Good luck with your plans, Alf.
Thanks for the note Alf. Just back from a few days in the Dolomites and didn’t have signal. Will check out the peaks you notes and drop you a note back. Thinking of ditching the Mont Blanc idea, but have provisionally booked 3 night at the ginifetti hut which has a fair range of 4000ers beside it (point Vincent etc…
Hi again - had a chance to check those out. In my book it says the last gully up to durrenhorn can be dangerous in warm weather due to rockfall, but ober gabelhorn looks good and mainly a ridge, barring the glacier section at the start/end. I’d be up for that 19th to 21st aug weekend if you fancied? I’m on email@example.com if you’d like to email me.