Photos 2006

 

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A Summer season of photo's from the Alps
(all the images below & on the website have been taken by Kevin O'Neale, unless otherwise noted)
2006


Graham Peters, Hayden Dixon & Clifford Herbertson on the Weissmies, above Saas Grund. A Mountainvision picture, taken by Kevin O'Neale.07.00 13th June
Graham Peters, Hayden Dixon & Clifford Herbertson
nearing the summit of the Weissmies 4023 metres.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Hayden on the Jegihorn Via Ferrata, or Klettersteig, as the Swiss call it. Above Saas Grund. A Mountainvision picture.Hayden on the Jegihorn Via Ferrata

 

 

 


 

 

 

Ian Ridley on the Nadelhorn, an ascent for acclimatisation & training for the Matterhorn. A Mountainvision picture, taken by Kevin O'Neale.06.30, 27th June
Ian Ridley at 4327 metres at the summit of the Nadelhorn.
The Matterhorn in the background.Ian on the Swiss summit of the Matterhorn, after a very fast ascent, we were the first party on the summit. A Mountainvision picture taken by Kevin O'Neale.

07.45, 1st July
Ian Ridley at the Swiss summit of the Matterhorn, after a very fast 4 hour ascent. The descent took 3.5 hours. 
Mont Blanc in the background.

 

 

 


 


 

July 10th
North Face of Bluemlisaplhorn, Austria.
Photos taken by Robin Beadle, UIAGM Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13th July
Chris Carter on the Dent Blanche (4356m), in poor weather & conditions. Photos taken by Robin Beadle, UIAGM Guide.

16th July
Chris Carter on the summit of the Dent d'Herens, 4171m.
The Matterhorn behind, with the Italian Ridge in profile. In the distance a good view of Monte Rosa, Castor, Pollux & Liskamm.


 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

17th July
Steve Chipperfield, Neil Melville, Monty Gaylor & Chris Riley - on the summit of the Jegihorn 3206.3m.

This was the first day of their Matterhorn course.

 

 

 

Chris Riley coming up the Via Ferrata.


18th July
Second day, second summit - the Allalinhorn 4027m

Neil, Monty & Chris were successful on their ascent of the Matterhorn
a couple of days later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Walker & David Simpson on the summit of Mont Blanc du Tacul. A Mountainvision picture taken by Kevin O'Neale.

24th July. 07.00
Richard Walker & David Simpson on the summit of Mont Blanc du Tacul, 4248 metres.
Richard has kidney failure, and was receiving dialysis from the hospital in
Chamonix prior to & after his ascent.

The second photograph is of Richard & David in the ice-cave entrance in the Aig du Midi lift station, just after the gruelling slog back up there after the ascent.

 

 


Rick Shedd, from Mammoth, USA. On the summit of the Matterhorn. A Mountainvision picture, taken by Kevin O'Neale. It snows every month of the year in Mammoth. Rick does not particularly like snow!30th July, 07.30 Swiss summit Matterhorn
Rick Shedd on the summit of the Matterhorn

Lisa Auer is an Australian UIAGM guide, working from Chamonix during the Alpine guiding season. Here guiding Alistair to the summit of the Matterhorn. We started from the Hornli hut at 1am, to beat the crowds at the start of the climb. We were the first parties to the top that day. A Mountainvision picture, taken by Kevin O'Neale.

30th July. 07.45, Matterhorn
Lisa Auer guiding Alistair Mann just arriving at the Swiss Summit.

 

30th July, 2.30pm. Hornli hut
Alistair tired but happy.
 

 

 

 

 


 

27 July
Steve Petrie on the SSW Ridge of the Lagginhorn.

Keiron is on the new section of the Jegihorn Via Ferrata, climbing the steep wall after the hair-raising (but 100% safe) wire bridge across an immense drop! A Mountainvision picture taken by Kevin O'Neale.

18th August
Kieron Belcher on the Jegihorn Via Ferrata, Saas Grund. The Weissmies in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 22nd August 2006
Sally Worral, Tim Chandler & Guy Worral. On

 

 

 

Friday 25th August 2006
Ewen Harrison & Dave Kenyon (UIAGM Guide) on the top of the Nadelhorn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th September, 06.00
Eric Derwin, Dr. Tom Frost & Tony Draper on the summit of Pollux (4092 metres), above Zermatt.

 

 

6th September, 10.30
Eric, Tom & Tony on the top of Castor (4228 metres)

 

 

 

 

 

6th September, 10.45
Eric balancing down Castor's knife - edged summit ridge to descend past the bergschrund on the left & down the track descending the snowfield.

 

20th September
Richard Stimpson, Tinaz Pochkhanawala, Susan Hammer, Stuart Campbell.
On the top of the Allalinhorn.

20th September
Tinaz. The Strahlhorn & the Dufourspitz (Monte Rosa) in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 


26th September
Peter & Dick Moon, on the traverse to the Brittania Hut
from Felskin, using snowshoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Horton outside the Brittania hut winter room, Wednesday 15th November. Mountainvision photo.

 

 

 

Simon Horton on the summit of the Allalinhorn, Thursday 16th November

13th to the 17th November 2006: Simon Horton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 23rd 2006. Lyndon Pinches, Rob Hammond & Winky on snowshoes, on the way up the Breithorn. Mountainvision photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Hammond & Lyndon Pinches behind, on the Mittaghorn Via Ferrata. November 24th 2006. Mountainvision photo.

 

Monday 20th to the Friday 24th November 2006
Lyndon Pinches & Rob Hammond, on the Mittaghorn Via Ferrata, high above Saas Fee. On the summit of the Breithorn, Zermatt.
Snowshoeing to the Breithorn; Rob on the Mittaghorn; fitting crampons at 4.30am on the Weissmies; Lyndon high above Saas fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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