Matt arrived from Aussie for what was planned as an Aspiring climb. The weather and conditions dictated that that was not a good plan, so Matt and Gary went North and flew into Tasman Saddle Hut and spent 5 days in that area. They took snow shoes which was great for dealing with the soft snow conditions.
A very uncommon sight was the red dust from interior Australia on the snow. Amazing how it can travel the 3000km over the Tasman Ocean to the southern alps….
The red Aussie dust on the Tasman Glacier
Matt on snow shoes – Aoraki Mt Cook in the back ground. Tasman Saddle area.
Winter in NZ has arrived down under. Enjoy the slopes and get into the groove and shape for an awesome ski tour in late Winter/Spring( the most superb time for alpine ski touring on the NZ Glaciers).
The Alpinism & Ski team will be back from the Dolomites Mid September, back at the Wanaka Base ready for a great Kiwi ski touring season.
Enjoy the snow…. 🙂
Fresh winter snow – September ski touring in NZ
Mid July and Phil, Barb , Gaz and Iris have had a fantastic trip to Pontresina ( just up the road from St Moritz), the Engadine region of Switzerland.
On top of a spectacular alpine vista, 20cm of fresh snow was had overnight as the team stayed overnight in the awesome Diaviolazza alpine ‘hotel’.
We then relocated to the beautiful Roseg Gletsher hotel and did a day of alpine trekking up to the Techierva rIfugio.
The final night of the trip was had in the superbly crafted alpine chalet of the Talli Hutte.
Brilliant alpine cuisine, spectacular alpine flowers, marmots, and great company.
Superb alpine views in the Pontresina region of Switzerland
The Awesome Bianco Grat on the 4000m Piz Bernina as seen from the Tschierva Refugio
Phil enjoying the awesome scenery, trekking Switzerland
Recently we booked an itinerary for long term client/friend Phil and his wife Barb, to visit the stunning St Moritz alpine area of Switzerland.
Are you thinking of a climbing trip or instruction course in July/August 2019. Join us in Switzerland again where you can enjoy great mountains, stable continental weather, great mountain infrastructure and alpine history/culture.
The stunning view from alpine hotel and restaurant Diavolazza, Pontresina/St Moritz region of Switzerland
Recently Gary and Iris have been out cranking some classic big multipitch rock routes.Fabulous sunny weather, and great, inspirational rock.
Classic Swiss granite slab climbing
Inspirational Swiss rock climbing
Iris belaying on 10 pitch ‘le singe’
Mt Blanc du Cheilon 3,869m “undoubtedly one of the most beautiful peaks in the Western Valais….” A perfect 3 day adventure completed by Mountain Guide Gary Dickson and Anand.
Yes, this is a fantastic classic Swiss alpine mountaineering trip with a superb Cabane ( Cabane des Dix) as the launch point. Fine alpine rock ridge travel then superb views of the Matterhorn, Dent Blanche and Dent d Herens at the summit ridge and then fun, exposed ridge travel and a final summit mini pitch to the very ‘airy’ summit where one can look directly down the very steep north face to the Cabane Dix 1000m below.
July and August , there is still a bit of space available to book IFMGA mountain guide Gary Dickson for some mountain guiding or a climbing instruction course in the Swiss alps.
Warm summer alpine rock, Swiss glaciers, snowy ridges, Swiss cheese, cow bells. Come and enjoy Switzerland with us.
Mountain climbing in Switzerland
Classic alpine Swiss mountain ridges
Happy Swiss times
Mid June , the Alpinism and Ski Team will be heading to Switzerland again for the Summer European Alpine season. Come join us for fantastic climbing and mountaineering adventures in one of the worlds finest and very accessable alpine playgrounds.
Fine Swiss rock
Alpine peak splendor
All the way from Hokitika to Switzerland. Jono and Clara have been enjoying a big trip to see the sights of Switzerland and booked a trip with me to experience the big mountains of Switzerland.
A quite tricky week of weather was the challenge , however we managed ascents of the 4000m Weissmeis and the 4000m Allanlinhorn plus a day on inspirational rock near Leysin.
Descending the Allanlinhorn – private mountain guiding in Switzerland
Rock climbing that is inspirational, Switzerland
Switzerland summit – Allalinhorn 4000m , private mountain guiding
Arriving is Switzerland for the 2017 season it was nice and hot. So what better thing to do than to go rock climbing in the Italian part of Switzerland – Ticino.
Ponte Brolla is a great little spot with granite slabs, 30 degree temps and a great campground with alpine river to cool off in the afternoons.
Rock climbing in Switzerland
Climbing granite in Switzerland
Maggia Valley Italian Switzerland