20 September, 2009

Aussie Docs On Tour

Evening sunset on the Aiguille du Chardonne

A snowy col below the Grand Combin

Crossing the Ruinette glacier towards the Dix hut

Cabane des Dix after fresh snow
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Team Manchester Matterhorn

Team 'Madchester' on the summit of Pollux

Tricky rock sections on Pollux

Exposed snow arete on the summit ridge of Cator

Ministry of silly grins on the Riffelhorn

Despite some changeable weather team Manchester managed to bag some classic 4000m peaks. for the first two nights we stayed in the Eyas hut in Italy and summited the Brighthorn, Pollux and Caster. The team then decended down to Zermatt and a much welcome night in the Hotel. Over beers the last three days of adventures were discussed and bigged up! The narrow summit ridge and ice slope on Castor became steeper and narrower as the evening progressed. Even James's fixed rope incident got air time. On day four we climbed a seven pitch route on the Riffelhorn just before the storms arrived. Due to the bad weather the Matterhorn was off the radar so we had an exciting day descending the Zermatt gorge on airial runways and via ferrata's. In the evening we walked up to the beautiful new Tasch hut and attempted the Alphubel but poor weather faught us back. If you want to see more pictures from the week follow the link. Picasa Photos
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01 September, 2009

Charlie, Greg and I on the summit of Mont Blanc

The narrow summit ridge

Leaving the Gouter hut

Greg on the summit of the Dome des Miage
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A great week was had by all with perfect summit conditions on Mont Blanc with Charlie and Greg. Here are more pictures from the trip.
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