20th to 21st July 2011 Blumlisalphutte

Heading towards the Wyssi Frau at 4.30am.

Since sunday, the weather in the Alps has been unsettled. This has meant that due to the cold air flow there are large accumulations of new snow. We headed to the Blumlisalphutte above Kandersteg as the forecast suggested the weather may improve during the night and the early morning.

At 4.00am we left the hut for the Wyssi Frau. The glacier was fairly complex due to the new snow. Unfortunately we did not make the top. Of note, we found areas of soft windslab.

On the plus side, the hut was excellent. Very clean, friendly and great food. I hope to go back to this area soon as the mountains look excellent.

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