Peak Bagging in the Valais, Swiss Alps
Just back from a brief visit to the Swiss Valais.
Despite being there for a week we ended up with just a 3-day weather window, during which time we managed ascents of the Zinal Rothorn (4200m) and the Ober Gabelhorn (4065m).
Both peaks retain their big mountain feel, both over the illustrious 4000m mark and both requiring full valley-up ascents, with no cable-cars to access this big and wild region of the high alps.
Relaxing in the valley. Zinal Rothorn behind.
River crossing on the approach to the Rothorn Hut
Still smiling in the early hours of the morning
Descending the Zinal Rothorn. Another party can be seen descending from the Notch.
Circa 3850m on the Zinal Rothorn
Dawn on the approach to the Ober Gabelhorn
Climbing on the upper ridge of the Wellenkuppe around 3700m
Dan on the summit of the Ober Gabelhorn
Descending from the Ober Gabelhorn
Rich abseiling from the Wellenkuppe. Zinal Rothorn behind.
Grappling loose scree and tangled ropes high above the Trift Glacier