Instructors Annual Trip to the Alps 2016
Alec , Dan & Simon's Annual trip to the Alps was a three centre holiday 6 number 4000 meter summits ticked plus a couple of 3000 mtr plus summits. The trip commenced in the Valais Alps camping in Saas Grund .Acclimatization summit of Weissmies 4017 mtrs.(Dan and Alec have previously summited )Plus some climbing on the Jagihorn 3206 mtrs. The main objective of the Nadelgrat was achieved, this is a superb ridge traverse across the Dirruhorn 4035 mtrs, Hohbarghorn 4219 mts, Stecknadelhorn 4241 mtrs also traversing the Ulrichshorn 3925 mts . Conditions were no ideal and it was a long day .
We then moved to Pontresina near St Moritz in The Bernina Alps to climb Piz Bernina 4049 mts it was a long car journey which took us over some high mountain passes. On our first attempt bad weather stopped( arriving a few hours earlier than expected) us on route to the Marco e Rosa hut . We then made our second attempt a couple of days later which was successful although again not ideal conditions with strong high winds and a lot of snow on the summit ridge . The remainder of the trip was spent rock climbing at some fantastic crags .