Swiss Alps - July 2011
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Trevor Wilson
(trevor83) - MLife

Locale: ATL -- Zurich -- SF Bay Area
Swiss Alps - July 2011 on 09/27/2011 13:11:23 MDT Print View

Meant to post these a while ago. These are some pictures from a week-long Introductory Climbing course in the Swiss Alps in early July. We had beautiful weather and a great time learning about mountaineering in the Alps. I wish the pictures could do these mountains justice!

On the way to the Ferpicle Glacier above Evolene
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Leaving the Ferpicle Glacierleaving ferpicle

Looking back to the Pigna D' Arola as sunset nears
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Relaxing at the Bertol hut with the Matterhorn and Tete Blanche in the background
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View from the Tete Blanch summit looking towards Zermatt and the Saas Fee range (Matterhorn hidden in clouds on the right)
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Climbing through the icefall en route to Weisshorn summit
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View of the Lagginhorn summit from the Weisshorn summit ridge
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On top of the Lagginhorn summit (yes that is a Gossamer Gear LT4 trekking pole on my pack...did't another one of those that week)
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Looking at the many 4,000m peaks of the Saas Fee range from the Lagginhorn summitssaas fee range

Edited by trevor83 on 09/27/2011 13:28:31 MDT.

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Swiss Alps - July 2011 on 09/27/2011 13:17:07 MDT Print View

Beautiful--and what a classroom!

Thanks for posting these, Trevor.

Cheers,

Rick

Ryan Krause
(rmkrause)

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Great pictures on 09/27/2011 23:04:24 MDT Print View

Great pictures! Who was your course through?

Trevor Wilson
(trevor83) - MLife

Locale: ATL -- Zurich -- SF Bay Area
Re: Re: Swiss Alps - July 2011 on 09/28/2011 02:08:33 MDT Print View

Thanks guys! It was a very nice classroom indeed.

We did the course through Martin Moran with Moran Mountaineering, a Scottish guide who runs courses out of Evolene in the Valais region each summer (http://www.moran-mountain.co.uk/moran-mountaineering/alpine.html). We did the Introductory Mountaineering and High Summits course. I would highly recommend him.