12th August 2016, Another Tough Summit Day On The Matterhorn

Strong winds, cool temperatures and verglassed rock made for difficult going on the Hornli Ridge on the Matterhorn again today. Our teams turned around at the Solvay Hut in difficult & slow conditions with verglas and fresh snow still on the rock. Most teams also turned around at or below the Solvay Hut although a few also carried on. This should clear over the next week or so with some pretty good weather forecast for the Swiss Alps over the next few days.

Elsewhere in the Swiss Valais, the Dent Blanche South Ridge and Voie Normale on the Nadelhorn were also climbed, again in quite snowy summer conditions.