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General Alpine Mountaineering Gallery

Piz Badile

North Face of the Piz Badile with the Cassin route in the middle and N. Ridge on the right.


Nordend from the summit of the Dufourspitze, Monte Rosa, Swiss / Italian Alps


On the excellent mixed summit ridge of the Dufourspitze, Monte Rosa


Classic alpine summit ridge of the Weissmeis, Saastal, Swiss Alps

N. Face Grand Paradiso

Steve and Keirnan topping out on the N. Face of the Grand Paradiso, Italian Alps

Grand Paradiso

The summit ridge of the Grand Paradiso, the higest peak soley in Italy

Grand Muveran

Keirnan enjoying the steep & sunny South Ridge of the Grand Muveran, Swiss Alps

Dent Blanche

Louie and Anne engaged in the sustained scrambling of the South Ridge of the Dent Blanche, Swiss Alps

Dent de Tsalion

Louie and Anne enjoying the quality scrambling and easy climbing on the West Ridge of the Dent de Tsalion above Arolla, Swiss Alps

Sans Nom N. Face

Tim and Owen top out at sunset on the Aiguille Sans Nom, a classic big Chamonix North Face


Great snow conditions for the airy summit ridge on the Monch, Bernese Oberland, Swiss Alps


On the classic mixed summit ridge of the Finsteraarhorn with the big and remote 'Shreckhorn', Bernese Oberland, Swiss Alps

The Shroud

Tim Blakemore leading out at dawn on 'The Shroud', North Face of the Grandes Jorasses

Mont Blanc

On the summit of Mont Blanc

Jenny 'monkeying around' on the Matterhorn

Jenny Pugh using a few points of aid on the Italian Ridge near the summit of The Matterhorn, August 2009

Drus North Face

Paul and Euan approach the Fissure Lambert on the N. Face of the Petit Drus, Chamonix

Drus North Face

Euan and Paul approaching the Lambert Crack on the N.Face of the Petit Drus, Chamonix

Frontier Ridge

Guiding high on Mont Maudit's Frontier Ridge and French / Italian border. Chamonix

Frontier Ridge

Guiding high on Mont Maudit's 'Frontier Ridge' (The French / Italian border), Chamonix. Photo: Jonathan Grifith www.alpineexposures.com

The Ascent of Mont Blanc

Just after dawn on the long ascent of the Dome de Gouter. Aiguille de Bionnassay beyond. Mont Blanc, Chamonix

Dent de Geant Abseil

Mat enjoying a spectacular abseil down the South Face of the Dent de Geant, Rochfort Arete beyond. Italian / French Alps

High on the Dent de Geant

French / Italian Alps

Forbes Arete, Aiguille du Chardonnet 10/7/10

Chamonix, French Alps

Aiguilles Dorees & Swiss Valais Alps

Taken from the summit of the Petite Fourche, Chamonix

Alpine Cow, Le Tour, Chamonix


Grand Couloir, Mont Blanc 18/7/2010

Gouter Refuge at top of photo

Point Percee & La Chains des Aravis

Haute Savoie, French Alps

Dri Hornli Ridge

Above the Almageller Hut, Saas Tal, Swiss Alps

Climbing on the Dri Hornli Ridge

Saas Tal, Swiss Alps

Weissmeis South Ridge

Mike & Pete enjoying the summit ridge exposure on the Weissmeis

Mont Blanc du Cheilon

Mike enjoying the superb scrambling & exposure on this classic Valais Ridge traverse. The 3 obvious triangular peaks behind are (from L-R) the Weisshorn, Dent Blanche and Matterhorn

Approaching the summit ridge of Mont Blanc du Cheilon

Val d' Herens, Swiss Alps

Wintery Conditions on the Pointes de Mourti

Mike & Pete enjoying the winter mountaineering in August! NE Ridge of East summit, Val d'Anniviers, Swiss Alps

Aiguilles de la Le, Val d'Anniviers

Col de la Le (end of the prefered North - South traverse) circled on the left, Caban de Moiry circled on right.

The superb gneiss ridge traversing of the Aiguille de la Le

Val d'Anniviers, Swiss Alps

Mike & Pete on the Pointes de Mourti

Val d'Anniviers, Swiss Alps. Weisshorn on left & Dent Blanche right

Rob & Louis enjoying The Festigrat on the Dom, Swiss Alps


The North Flank of the Dom, Swiss Alps

Weissmies & Lagginhorn beyond, Lenspitze on the left.