Well done to this weeks Matterhorn guests, Marc and Alasdair who submitted yesterday and today respectively. Good conditions and en enjoyable aller retour up and down the Hornli Ridge. Good timing climbing today before the impressive lightening storm reigning down around the NW Alps this evening!
Congratulations also to Jamie Andrew, Steve Jones & Steve Monks who also summitted the Matterhorn today. It’s a tough climb by most people’s standards but particularly exacting for Jamie who had both lower legs and arms amputated after his climbing accident on the Droites in 1999. I was on the mountain during a previous attempt by Jamie and Steve and was humbled by his skill and calm, determined approach.
Neil and our Chamonix Mountaineer course did the traverse of the Aiguilles d’Entreves today and discussed future options and plans for a Matterhorn trip next year which is the aim of that course. We also have UK based winter, spring and summer weekends aimed at helping to prepare & train for the Matterhorn and other alpine objectives.