Thursday, 19 September 2013

Bonjour, buongiorno, buenos días, guten morgen, hello…and all that Jazz...

24th August
Arriving in Geneva to the expected poor forecast we headed to Chamonix for a quick fix and some supplies before the drive to Griments in Switzerland our base for this years climbing trip.

High above Sierre and just below the Moiry
glacier this is a great summer base for some high mountain walks if the weather is poor but has easy access to higher peaks of Zenal, Sass and Zermatt.

We had a great week and made the most of the conditions with a mix of high mountain walking when the weather was poor and Glacier peaks when there was a weather window.

Scex De Marenda (2,960m), Becs De Bosson (3,148), Zermatt, Castor (4,223m) (abort due to freezing fog, groupie and slab), Breithorn for the 3rd time (4,164m) Col Du Tsate (2,868m)and the Pigne de la Le (3,396m) in one push from the
Moiry dam.

Packing up we descended the 1000 odd hairpin bends from Griments and headed to Annecy for ice cream before a late flight home.