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Category: Mountaineering

Normal Route – Nadelhorn 4327m – PD

Normal Route – Nadelhorn PD Route: Normal Route – Nadelhorn - Zermatt Category: Mountaineering - Ski Touring Route Gallery: Route description: The twelve highest mountain in the alps presents a variety of routes including the famous AD traverse of the Nadelgrat, which takes in four 4000m peaks along it's ridge. The normal route from either the Mischabel hut or Bordier hut offers a pleasing snow arete of more modest difficulty, PD standard. From the Bordier hut the route is longer, but has some excellent views, is quieter and weaves through some interesting glacial terrain. Once reaching the windjoch (the col separating the...

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Aiguille d’Orny – Chamonix

Aiguille d'Orny – Chamonix Route: Aiguille d'Orny – Chamonix - France Category: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering Route Gallery: Route description: Topping out at 3150m, the Aiguille d'Orny is a great introduction to alpine rock climbing. They are a few routes on it's faces, but we commonly climb the classic south arete. The climbing is pretty steady, mostly in the 3a – 4b range with the odd harder move. Most will climb in rock shoes, unless it's cold of course! Altogether there are around nine pitches leading to the small summit. The climbing is bolted, but it's worth having a small...

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Aiguille de l’Index – Chamonix

Aiguille de L'Index - AD, 4C Route: Aiguille de l'Index, South Arete – Chamonix Category: Alpine Rock Climbing Route Gallery: Route description: One of the most popular routes in the Aiguille Rouge, this striking little summit is well viewed from the lift of the same name. After a walk up the scree and an easy scramble to get across the large grassy ledge, we gear up just before reaching the south arete. The route itself leads up the buttress just to the right of the edge with the crux pitch right at the start. The rock is great to climb...

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Pollux, South West Ridge PD+, III

South West Ridge – Pollux PD+, III South West Ridge – Pollux - Zermatt South West Ridge – Pollux - Zermatt Category: Mountaineering & Ski Touring Route Gallery: Route description: Pollux is a bit of a snow bump on the ridge when viewd from Zermatt, but the mountain offers several short and accessible routes and from the summit there is a magnificent panorama of the surrounding giants. The south-west ridge of pollux is the normal route, and offers a varied climb including some scrambling, a harder pitch (complete with fixed chains to pull on) followed by a snow arete...

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East Ridge (traverse), Breithorn AD- III-

East Ridge – Breithorn AD-, III- Route: East Ridge – Breithorn - Zermatt Category: Mountaineering Route Gallery: Route description: With such easy access from Zermatt using the lift system, the Breithorn is one of the most popular 4000m peaks of the Alps. The Breithorn, or “broad peak", stretches over two kilometres across the Zermatt skyline.  Although the normal route is an easy snow plod from the lift, the East ridge, or half traverse, is a brilliant mixed route with the bonus of a quick descent back to the lift station. After a glaciated approach, an often icy slope leading to...

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Summit selfie on the Domes du Miage this morning.
A great trip from the Conscrits Refuge and a ski all the way down to the valley floor.

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