2nd August 2016, Dent du Géant, Matterhorn, Arete Rochefort

A much better day than yesterday saw many teams back in the high mountains enjoying the fresh conditions! It was fresh and chilly on the Dent du Geant this morning and whilst yesterdays frost and (more than a) dusting of snow had largely been burnt off in the warmth of yesterday afternoon – there was no thoughts of lingering and Mike and Alasdair rounded off their Matterhorn preparation nicely with an ascent of the iconic 4000m high Giants tooth! New fixed rope is now in place on the first pitch above the approach ledge on the normal route.

Teams were also traversing the Arete Rochefort as well as the Aiguilles d’Entreves and Tour Ronde. Over on the Matterhorn’s Hornli Ridge Ben found pretty good conditions with a few snow patches lower down but only sustained from the shoulder upwards.