Heading for the Bernese Oberland in a week's time and hoping someone can help with current conditions on any of the classic 4000m routes. I'm not asking "will route X be in condition", just a general overview from anyone who's there now or just returned?
Secondly (and much more specifically), can anyone tell me if the SW ridge on the Monch is equipped with any fixed gear? Trying to shave a few grams from my rack!
Hi Ben, climbed the Schreckhorn and Lauteraarhorn yesterday. Glacier approaches and snow couloirs pretty well filled in and well frozen in the morning, rock ridges dry. Monch, etc, looked refreshingly white from where we were. Phil (guide)