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Last updated 17th Feb 2015

Alps 2015 ......booking now

 

'Oberland Trilogy' ~ The Monch, Jungfrau & Eiger South Ridge, 5 days guiding, 4 nights  in the Monchsjoch hut & 2 nights B&B Hotel accommodation& 'half-board' hut accommodation 1650.

Matterhorn Ascent  by the Hornli Ridge, 6 nights Half Board Hotel & hut accommodation , 5 days guiding, 1750. 1:1 guiding ratio on the Matterhorn ascent.

Mont Blanc Ascent  by the '3 Monte's' route or the Gouter Ridge, 7 nights B&B Hotel & & 'half-board' hut accommodation, 6 days guiding, up to 4:1 guiding ratio for the acclimatisation ascents, 2:1 for the Mont Blanc ascent - 1250.

'Introduction to Alpine Mountaineering' 6 nights Half Board Hotel accommodation & 'half-board' hut accommodation, 5 days guiding, up to 4:1 guiding ratio - 1150

'Swiss 4000 metre Peaks' classic 4000 metre peaks in the Swiss Valais Alps, all - inclusive & 5 or 10 days guiding, 2:1 guiding ratio, from 1375.

Snowshoe Alpine Mountaineering  November to early June: 5 days guiding all-inclusive, 1050 per person, discounts for groups or pairs.


For availability or to discuss any of these guiding options & courses, email, make a request for information on the
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Weather for Saas Grund

 

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Photos from Saas Grund & the Alps ....

Jody on the Lagginhorn, 4010m. Saas Grund, 8th June 2010. The Mischabel range in the background - from Alphubel, Taschhorn, Dom, Lenzspitz, Nadelhorn - the mighty Weisshorn in the background.Walking off the Lagginhorn - soft snow and big holes to sink into meant slow and frustrating progress. This is right at the end of the snowfield where the holes were biggest! The summit of the Lagginhorn on the left.

Crevasse rescue practice on teh Trift Glacier, Saas GrundRichard & Henry on the summit of Mont Blanc, July 2013

18th March 2010. The two photos above & one opposite - a ski from the Klein Matterhorn to the start of the Half Traverse of the Breithorn.
The Matterhorn in the distance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some photos from Scotland

1st March 2010. Toby, Tim and Winky on the 2nd belay on the Upper Connecting Ridge, Beinn Bhan, Applecross.

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

3rd March 2010, Toby on the 2nd stance on the Cioch Nose, Applecross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


27.01.2010 Cairngorm Plateau.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

18.01.10 Summit of Gibidum, above Visperterminen. The Bietschhorn in the distance.

 

 

 


 

 


 

12th January 2010 Snowshoeing on Bowscale, Blencathra in the background.

 

 


 

 

 

 

31st July 2009 Marie Standaloft on the summit of the Matterhorn, four and a half hours after leaving the Hornli Hut

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 

June 2009 Our Alps season, based in Saas Grund - has started! Lots of snow still from the Winter & Spring, these Ibex were spotted at the Brittania hut, more seen on the track up to the Almageller hut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A view from the summit of the Allalinhorn June 18th 2009 shows a good amount of snow still on the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc in the far distance, and the Dent Blanche to the right in the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th January 2009. Our expedition to Aconcagua. Pictured next to Winky are the 'Penitents' which are a feature on the ascent from Base camp to camp one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th January 2009. The team on Aconcagua. Kevin, Patrick, Peter, Eileen, John, Margaret & Winky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th December 2008. Major snowfall in Saas Grund! This is the road up to Saas Almagell; at the moment roads in the whole Saas valley are closed because of avalanche risk. This photo shows debris from an avalanche from the East side of the valley onto the road. The local authority is expecting roads to be opened on Wednesday at the earliest.

There has been 288cms of snow deposited at Allalin, and 130cms at Hohsaas.

16th December 19.25 - All roads are now open in the Saas valley, including through the avalanche debris pictured between Saas Grund & Saas Almagell. Avalanche risk is still category 4 however, and lifts in Saas Fee & Grund are still closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the 2014 season we are based again in Saas Grund, a village in the Swiss Valais Alps. Easy to get to from Geneva airport - a two hour train journey to Visp, the nearest railhead to Saas Grund. I meet clients in Saas Grund & take them to their accommodation - the Hotel Schoenblick.

 

The Hotel Schonblick, Saas Grund

From the valley the choice of quality 4000+ metre mountains is huge - the Weissmies & Lagginhorn (& the Fletschhorn, at 3993 metres only 7 short of 4000 metres) on the East side; and the Durrenhorn. Hohberghorn, Nadelhorn, Lenzspitze, Dom, Taschhorn, Alphubel, Allalinhorn, Strahlhorn, Rimpfischhorn - the mighty Mischabel range - on the West of the Saas valley.

 

 

 

On the other side of the Mischabel mountain wall to the West of the Saastal vallay is the Mattertal valley - Zermatt & the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Ober Gabelhorn, Zinal Rothorn, Breithhorn, Castor & Pollux, the Weisshorn, Bishorn - these mountains are accessible by a 45 minute drive to Tasch, the train shuttle station for Zermatt.

Chamonix & the Mont Blanc range is a two hour drive away up the Rhone valley.

The Bernese Oberland & the Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau, Schreckhorn - & more, is within a 2 hour drive.

The Gran Paradiso, the highest mountain wholly in Italy, and a good alternative if the weather is bad further North, is accessible in under two hours through the Grand St Bernard tunnel into Aosta.

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Booking form for the Alps here

Mont Blanc Kitlist here
Matterhorn Kitlist here
Kitlist for the Alps here

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Ensure that you have the new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) after January 1st 2006. This card replaces the old E111 form. The card entitles UK residents to reduced cost health care whilst traveling in most European countries, including France & Switzerland. www.ehic.org.uk

You still need adequate Alpine mountaineering insurance. Try www.thebmc.co.uk or www.snowcard.co.uk (cheaper if you are not a member of the BMC already).
 


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