/ Late may SSE ridge weissmies conditions.
Any advice would be welcome.
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Wow that would make the ridge pretty bad.. Im doing the Lagginhorn so maybe just have to stick to that.
I will do pal thanks. Fingers crossed for a wee bit of a thaw before the end of may.
This was yesterday: http://www.camptocamp.org/outings/425552/fr/weissmies-en-traversee-de-l-almagellerhuette-a-la-weissm...
What is the descent like down the normal route in summer like?
Nice link man thanks!
Feel a bit better about it now. I would love to do the traverse but the decent down has too many crevasses to fall in by all accounts.
Oh whoops. Well it seems the conditions are more stable and if the temp increases a wee bit in the next few weeks hopefully there will be less ice.
Are you out there yet Blinder? Whats it looking like??
See my post about Piz Badile conditions. There is lots of snow this year and the weather this spring has been very unsettled, with recent fresh snow down to 2000-2500m. We are heading for another 10 days of unsettled weather, so more snow in prospect. Snowline around 2000m on north-facing slopes, about 500 m higher on south-facing ones. "Excluding north facing slopes above 2500 m, the snow cover is thoroughly wet all the way up to high altitudes" (dixit the Swiss avalanche service). If you do get a weather window, you can expect the approach to be hard going without skis or snow shoes.
BTW: the high-altitude ski touring conditions are excellent, if you can manage to get a clear day...
The forecast for next week when im there looks pretty bad so may have to try snatch a day for Lagginhorn and leave weissmies.
In regards skiing I would certainly kill myself trying that haha.
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