Category Archives: Alpine Climbing

Matterhorn: Winter Approaching

In January we had a plan of ice climbing in the Alps with Teppo. It didn’t go quite as planned, though. The foehn wind kicked in just before our departure and trashed our ideas of ice climbing. The forecast had … Continue reading

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Piz Badile: Cassin Route

The north-east face of Piz Badile is situated in Bondasca valley on the border of Italy and Switzerland. It’s the easiest of the Rebuffat’s six classic north faces. Piz Badile is not too high – it’s only 3308 meters – … Continue reading

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Traverse of the Grandes Jorasses!

The traverse of the Grandes Jorasses is one of the bigger routes I’ve been eyeing at for a decade now. It’s number 73 in Rebuffat’s book ‘The 100 Finest Routes of the Mont Blanc Massif’. By modern standards the climbing … Continue reading

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La Meije: Traverse of the aretes!

The traverse of the Meije has been one of those things on my wish list for ages. I’ve always wanted to do it but I’ve never actually done it. But finally, a little over a week ago we finally got … Continue reading

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