/ Matterhorn conditions?
We are about to leave in a few hours, not sure whether there's point in going as the forecast isn't looking great.
I have already turned back once from Solvay hut due to poor conditions so not too keen on spending another week in Zermatt without the summit..
Has been snowing for a while + largest snowfall expected tonight.
According to the guides office, Thursday is about the earliest one could think of attempting the Matterhorn, and that is on the assumption that it doesn't snow heavily tonight. If it does (and it's likely as per the forecast), then there won't be conditions for the whole of next week.
No, I think you made the right decision. I think I might have gone somewhere else though, rather than cancelling the trip altogether. It's never a very good idea to just have one objective in mind.
I agree with you about having other options as back-up, however from what I understand most of the Alps (Eiger/Jungfrau as well as Mont Blanc regions) received similarly large amounts of snow..
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