Monte Rosa with David

Nice week of varied climbing with David Williams – we started in Cham acclimatising and enjoying some good quality rock and ice routes around the range: Peigne, Tour Ronde North Face, Salluard Route, before moving over to Zermatt to climb the mighty Dufourspitze as a climax to the week!

Monte Rosa is in excellent condition at the moment, so we made good speed on the route and had time to savour the summit views at the top, before making a long descent back to the funky new Monte Rosa Hut.  If you haven’t been here yet, it’s worth a trip just to look out of the window – they’ve built full height windows all along the dining room wall, giving an amazing panorama of Liskamm, Castor, Pollux, the Breithorn and the Matterhorn as you have your dinner!