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Matterhorn and Zinalrothorn ALPS

Postby ap snow » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:31 pm

Hello everyone here is some footage from my recent climbs of the Zinalrothorn 4221m and the Matterhorn 4478m. If you are going to climb in this area anytime soon please feel free to contact me for advice etc... I would love to help in any way that I can. Great climbing and the hut systems rock!





http://youtu.be/fOzpCgGjdr0

http://youtu.be/K5TWUTaMewk

Re: Matterhorn and Zinalrothorn ALPS

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:41 pm

F ya man! Some raunchy stuff! Totally Jealous Austin
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Re: Matterhorn and Zinalrothorn ALPS

Postby kushrocks » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:12 am

Awesome!!! What route on the Matterhorn were you on?
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Re: Matterhorn and Zinalrothorn ALPS

Postby ap snow » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:06 am

Thanks guys! We ended up doing the North-East Hornli Ridge route. The Italian Ridge was not in condition when we were there. IMO the Italian route is safer because very few people climb it. The one downside to the Italian route is it has lots of fixed gear. To get the grand tour of the mountain one could climb the Italian route then descend the Hornli. We still had pretty mixed conditions so there wasn't many climbers on the mountain. The climbing season for the Matterhorn is typically just a few months a year so when its go time its not uncommon to have over 100 people on the Hornli and maybe 10 on the Italian.

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Re: Matterhorn and Zinalrothorn ALPS

Postby SummitKathy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:09 am

Nice! I just came back from the Alps and would LOVE to climb the Matterhorn at some point. If/when it happens I'll definitely be after you for some info. Congratulations on the summits!
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Re: Matterhorn and Zinalrothorn ALPS

Postby RobertPetrowsky » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:17 am

Congrats on some great climbs!

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