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Sunset behind the Matterhorn - Bivouac on the Rimpfischhorn.
© Gordon Nudd, Nov 2001
Route: West ridge
Rimpfischhorn, Valais, Switzerland
Climbers: Wolf-Michael Storz
Camera used: Kodak DC4800
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From the Täschalp, 2200m, over the Längfluehjoch, great bivouac at 3,400m, -1°C and no wind (in November!), - dinner, service, view and air conditioning perfect. With Wolf, who carried the rope and the stove in his very large rucksack, and also did most of the trail breaking! - north side 30 - 50 cm powder, ridge somewhat less but windblown. Extremely good rock climbing on solid( - in the Valais!), snow free, rock. Saturday and Sunday not a single cloud anywhere in the sky, view from Ortler in the east to Mont Blanc in the west. Didn't see another soul anywhere.
Nuddy - 18/Jan/07