18th to 22nd July Arolla, Saas Fee and Larses

The Bertol Hut from the Aiguille above.
The Saas Fee peaks from Lagginhorn 4010m.

For the past few days I have been over at Arolla and Saas Fee. Highlights have included climbing the Tete Blanche (3710m) from the Bertol Hut and the Weissmeis (4023m) and Lagginhorn (4010m) from Saas Grund.

The top photo shows the Bertol Hut. This photo is taken from the Aiguille that stands behind the hut. The Aiguille provides a nice two pitch route which can be ascended after dinner. It is about UIAA III+ in difficulty.

The track currently ascending the Weismeiss passes very close to some large serac collapses. The conditions on the Lagginhorn were excellent with dry rock on the lower half and good neve on the upper half.

Today, Rosie, Paul and I have been climbing at a nice little crag above Passy called Larses. Details of this crag can be found in the guidebook Vallee De L’Arve.

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