Sunrise
Sunrise seen from the Hornli ridge of the Matterhorn many years ago. The silhouetted mountains are from Alphubel (Lt) to Adlerhorn (Rt).
Sunrise
Albert Premier Hut
Albert Premier Hut on the edge of the Glacier du Tour. Aig du Chardonnet behind.
Albert Premier Hut
Evening sun on Glacier du Tour
Evening sun on Glacier du Tour
The climb to Col sup du Tour
Early start up the Glacier du Tour and then climbing over the Col sup du Tour on Day 1 of the Climbers Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt.
The climb to Col sup du Tour
The Grand Combin Massif
Views of Grand Combin Massif through the clouds from the head of the Combe des Planards on the descent to Bourg St Pierre. Day 2, Haute Route.
The Grand Combin Massif
Mt Gele, Mt Avril
On the ascent to Col de Lire Rose, view back to Mt Gele and Mt Avril. Day 5, Haute Route.
Mt Gele, Mt Avril
Crossing the Glacier du Gietro
Heading towards Col de Cheilon on our way to the Dix Hut. Day 5, Haute Route.
Crossing the Glacier du Gietro
To the Dix Hut
Final descent to Dix Hut from Col de Cheilon. Hut can just be seen mid-distance Rt side. Day 5, Haute Route.
To the Dix Hut
Mont Blanc de Cheilon
Seen from Col de Cheilon.
Mont Blanc de Cheilon
The Breithorn Ridge
Early morning light outlining part of the Breithorn ridge, Zermatt.
The Breithorn Ridge
The Breithorn Plateau
Climbing party roping up.
The Breithorn Plateau
The Next Objective
Seated on the West Summit of Breithorn looking to the Central Summit - the next objective.
The Next Objective
Narrow Arete
A section of the narrow arete linking the West and Central Summits of the Breithorn.
Narrow Arete
The Cornice
The huge cornice hanging over the N side of the ridge on the approach to the Central summit of the Breithorn.
The Cornice
The Frontier Ridge
The 1.5Km ridge from the Central Breithorn summit to Roccia Nera, and beyond Pollux and Castor. Lyskamm in clouds Lt.
The Frontier Ridge
Sun up on the Allalinhorn
A perfect summer's day for a solo ascent of the Allalinhorn normal route.
Sun up on the Allalinhorn
Allalinhorn normal route
A Human crocodile of slow moving guided parties ahead on the normal ascent route.
Allalinhorn normal route
Allalinhorn summit view
Views of Strahlhorn (Lt) and Rimpfischhorn (Rt) from Allalinhorn summit.
Allalinhorn summit view
Dots in the Snowscape
The scale of things. Climbing parties reduced to tiny dots in the snowscape.
Dots in the Snowscape
Glacier meltwater
A pool of meltwater. Pools like this often have a beautiful blue tinge to them.
Glacier meltwater
Climbers descending the Weissmies
Roped climbers on the final descent of the Weissmies.
Climbers descending the Weissmies
View from the Mischabel Hut
High above the Saas valley and reached by a steep climb involving ladders and cable protected pitches, the Mischabel Hut sits in a dramatic position. Steep slopes of the Mischabel to the Rt, Alphubel in the distance.
View from the Mischabel Hut
Towards the Hohlaubgrat
The Hohlaubgrat (lower section in profile) can be reached and climbed in a day via the climber's exit at the halfway point on the Metro Alpin underground railway.
Towards the Hohlaubgrat
The Hohlaubgrat
An aesthetically beautiful ridge line on the Allalinhorn; on snow except for a small rock band near the summit. Climbers can be seen just below the band.
The Hohlaubgrat

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