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~ Friday 31st October 2014

Unlike in Zermatt, everything in Saas Fee was working smoothly and as advertised on the website, and we were soon riding quickly up lifts crammed with teams of junior racers. Heading off towards the Feejoch you leave the crowds behind and, despite being on some of the most popular 4000m peaks in the Alps, we saw no-one else all day.

Traversing the Feechopf

Traversing the Feechopf with Allalinhorn in the background

Traversing the Feechopf is easy enough (but airy and exposed!) and leads to the alphubeljoch at the foot of the South ridge of Alphubel. This is in excellent snowy condition, but I forgot to take any pictures.

Arriving at the summit of Alphubel

Starting the descent from Alphubel

The ski off the top involved both types of snow, some of it nice to ski, but is a quick and fun way back down.

Alphubeljoch. South ridge and the normal route visible

Traversing back across the Feechopf

A quick re-traverse of the Feechopf leads back to the Feejoch. From there it's only 30 minutes to the top of Allalinhorn, although the snow here was firm and quite delicate to skin up. Not a place to blow a kick turn...

Allalinhorn summit

Skiing off the Allalinhorn