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~ Friday 26th July 2013

 It's turned into a hot summer here in the Alps (37 degrees today in Sion!) but on the high peaks above Saas Grund conditions were still really good.  Walking up to the Alpmageller hut we took the suspension bridge path above Saas Almagell - which livens up a long hut walk. 

Yesterday on the Weissmies traverse - perfect conditions, plenty of snow low down but dry rock, and the descent to Hohsaas is in really good shape - not too steep, but quite crevassed on the glacier. 

Today after another early start we found the Lagginhorn in excellent conditions too - dry rock low down but the upper slopes all good snow. Ideal. 

Lagginhorn summit