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Some 2008 Saas Grund 'Alps' pictures

Snowshoeing from the Dix, hut, Arolla.

4th June:  Andrew Irvine & Jane, snowshoeing to the Dix hut Arolla, in poor conditions

Ian Ridley on the Monch, Bernese Oberland. The Gross Fiescherhorn is behind, we climbed this the next day. In the far distance the Finsteraarhorn. Photo by Mountainvision.

22nd June:  Ian Ridley on the Monch

Ian on the way up the Jungfrau, Bernese Oberland.

23rd June: early morning, on the way up the Jungfrau

28th June: Ian on the Fieschergrat, Gross Fiescherhorn, Bernese Oberland

Richard Walker on the Allalinhorn, Saas Grund. Photo by Mountainvision.

30th June: Richard + Rose on the Allalinhorn

Chris outside the Almageller hut, above Saas Almagell at the head of the Saas valley. The Almageller hut is very friendly towards British parties, a great hut for the traverse of the Weissmeis and for cragging on the Dri Horlini.

2nd July: Chris flying the flag at the Almageller hut

A great route on the Dri Horlini & good training for the Matterhorn later in the week. Photo by Mountainvision.

3rd July: On Schmetterling, 5a, Dri Horlini

25th July: Jim & Julian on the summit of Mont Blanc 6.25am. A cold wind blowing meant
we didn't stay long.

27th July: 2 days later, Rob on the summit of Mont Blanc at 6.30am, just at sunrise.

31st July: Eiger Mittellegi Ridge. Photo,Tim Blakemore

5th August: Richard on the South Ridge of the Lagginhorn

19th & 22nd August: Left - Richard & Declan on the summit of the Lagginhorn; Right - Declan on top of Mont Blanc at 6am. 

29th August: Left - Ross, Steve, Tom, Peter & Jim outside the Hornli Hut after their successful ascent of the Matterhorn. All got back to the Hornli Hut by 1.30 in the afternoon, the fastest 'round trip being Steve with his guide Robin Beadle in 6 hours & 30 minutes.

Right - Jim Laylor on the Swiss summit of the Matterhorn 4 hours after starting.

4th September: Ian Funnel & Ian Cochrane flying the flag on the Allalinhorn

17th September: Harry McGee & Jon Pain on the Hohlaubgrat.