I invited my friend Erik Massih from Sweden for my birthday party two months ago and while we were discussing other things Erik mentioned he had booked a sales meeting in Meiringen, Switzerland in June. We spoke a lot about climbing in the Swiss and somewhere in the process we made this plan for climbing there for the weekend before his meeting.
We discussed everything about climbing in Wenden, Graue Wand and Grimselpass but as it always goes the plan didn’t go quite as it was planned. This time the weather was crap in the Swiss and we had to go for one of our plan B’s which was climbing in Presles, France. I’ve been there once before in 2005 and I’d loved it then. Erik had always wanted to go there but never managed so. And now it was only a short 500km drive from Zurich to get there. It didn’t hurt the weather looked most reliable there too.
It was quite a lot of travelling for two days of good climbing but well worth it. Thanks Erik!