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Alps Saas Grund 2009

Mark Hanna on the South Ridge of the Weissmies. photo by Mountainvision

Mark at the start of the rock section of the South Ridge of the Weissmies, taking our crampons off. photo by Mountainvision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Friday 18th September Mark Hanna on the South South East Ridge
of the Weissmies. descent by the WNW Flank

Looking up at the WNW Flank of the Weissmies and our descent tracks. Thigh deep snow on this side after a couple of days snowfall with a southerly wind earlier in the week. photo by Mountainvision

Looking up at the Biancograt snaking away to the first summit. photo by Mountainvision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking across to other parties on the rock section on the Biancograt
Thursday 27th August On the ascent of the Biancograt, Piz Bernina

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin & Miles on the superb scramble after the snow ridge on the Biancograt.

27th August. Miles Smith & Kevin on the ascent of the Biancograt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miles on the summit of the Matterhorn.

24th August Miles Smith on the summit of the Matterhorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Descending the Ruinette.

16th & 18th August descending from the
La Ruinette 3875m, Mauvoisin.
The first ascent of this
marvellous mountain was by Ed Whymper,
a week
before his Matterhorn ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John at the summit of the Matterhorn, with his favourite chocolate. photo by Mountainvision

John Gregory on the Jegihorn Via Ferrata, just at the start of the Bridge of Doom, over the Gorge of Eternal Peril.John Gregory on the Jegihorn Via Ferrata above, and on the summit of the
Matterhorn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Hunt and David Elphick on the Half Travese of teh Breithorn, a great AD- and excellent training for the Hornli Ridge on the Matterhorn. Photo by Mountainvision

Tom Hunt and David Elphick on the Half Travese of teh Breithorn, a great AD- and excellent training for the Hornli Ridge on the Matterhorn. Photo by Mountainvision

11th August Traverse of the Breithorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owain Jones & Alex Brunton-Reid on the summit of Mont Blanc. Photo by Alex.

Friday 31st July. Owain Jones & Alex Brunton-Reid
 on the summit of Mont Blanc.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Breakfast in the Hornli Hut before roping-up & heading out of the door for the start of the Hornli Ridge. The first hour scrambling by the light from headtorches strapped to  helmets. Photo by Mountainvision

Friday 31st July. An ascent of the Matterhorn,
Marie, Charles, Lars, John (Blash) and Alex were all
successful in their ascents with their guides Kevin, Dave Hollinger,
David Fasel, Phil Ashby and Robin Beadle. Bottom pictures Marie
and Charles on the Swiss summit,
left picture breakfast at 4am in the Hornli hut.


 

 

 

 

 

Marie on the summit of the Matterhorn, 31st July. Photo by MountainvisionCharles on the summit of the Matterhorn, with his guide David Hollinger. Photo by Mountainvision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Allan & his son Malcolm on the summit of the Gran Paradiso. 26th June 2009. Photo by Mountainvision

Allan & Malcolm resting afer a good ascent of the Gran Paradiso. Photo by Mountainvision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26th June 2009. Allan & Malcolm on the summit of the Gran Paradiso, the 7th highest
mountain in the Graian Alps with an elevation of
4061 m. The Gran Paradiso is the
only mountain whose summit reaches over 4,000 metres that is entirely within Italian territory.

 

Ed finishing the five abseils from the Grand Gendarme on the Dri Horlini. Photo by Kevin O'Neale, Mountainvision.Ed on th etop of the Grand Gendarme, Dri Horlini, Photo by Kevin O'Neale, Mountainvision

June 9th 2009. Ed Lamb on the Dri Horlini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed LAmb descending the Lagginhorn, in great conditions - firm snow & blue skies!June 11th 2009. Photo by Kevin O'Neale, Mountainvision.Ed Lamb on the summit of the Lagginhorn, Saas Grund. June 11th 2009. Photo by Kevin O'Neale, Mountainvision.

June 11th 2009, Ed Lamb on the ascent & summit of the Lagginhorn 4010 metres.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The summit of the Nadelhorn. Photo by MountainvisionDescending the Nadelhorn East Ridge. Photo by Mountainvision

10th July Steve & Benjamin on the Nadelhorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aconcagua January 2009

The group at Camp 2, 5900 metres on Aconcagua. Photo by Mountainvision.

Kevin, Patrick, Peter, Eileen, John, Margaret, Winky