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~ Thursday 4th September 2014

The traverse of Liskamm is one of the great high-level ridges in the Alps. Long, serious and committing, the Moran 4000m Peaks guidebook says "all members of the party must be highly competent". Gulp. Luckily the wind dropped, skies were crystal clear, and conditions on the route were excellent, giving us a fine day all round.

Looking down the lower part of the west ridge


On the airy section between the two summits


Looking back to the west summit


Cornices on the main summit


Margherita Hut

It takes commitment to wear crocs on snow at 4500m, but the sunset was worth it.

Best food, best sunset, and most irritating room companions of 2014, at the Margherita hut.