Lenzspitze (4294m) – ENE Ridge and Traverse

Lenzspitze (4294m) – ENE Ridge and Traverse

THE FINEST ROUTES IN THE ALPS Lenzspitze (4294m) – ENE Ridge and Traverse – AD, III+, 950m From the west the Lenzspitze appears as a rather modest bump at the southern end of the Nadelgrat. However from Saastal to the east and the Oberland to the north it shows its...
Col de Bavella, Corsica

Col de Bavella, Corsica

30 September 2016   Climbing up the final stretch to the Col de Bavella I stopped to take a few photos of the rock faces and swirling clouds and Valentine was soon a speck in the distance. I was sweating profusely to catch up again. A young guy in an ancient...
Monte Rosa – Margherita Hut / Cresta Rey

Monte Rosa – Margherita Hut / Cresta Rey

7th September 2016 At 4554m, perched on the top of the peak ‘Signalkuppe’, this is the highest building in Europe, the Margherita Hut. It serves both as an alpine refuge for climbers and as a research laboratory for scientists studying altitude medicine among other...
Bernina Alps – Wandering without intention

Bernina Alps – Wandering without intention

As each season comes around I somehow feel that it must be the best time of year right now. Each autumn my father, in his sixties and ever keen for an adventure, comes out to visit. We usually head out to explore some corner of the Alps I havn’t visited before so it...