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~ Tuesday 1st September 2015

Although the main summer season has finished and we've closed up the big chalet, we still had teams at the top of the Matterhorn, Eiger and Taschhorn yesterday. A good start to the autumn!

No pics yet from the Eiger or Matterhorn, but here are a few of the Taschhorn. The 9th or 10th highest peak in the Alps (depending on which list you read) the Taschhorn together with it's neighbour the Dom form the highpoint of the Mischabel range. The approach is a challenge in itself - 1650m of unrelenting uphill from Tasch.

First sight of the Mischabel Bivvy hut

The Mischabel bivvy is a lovely spot, sitting in the col at 3800m with stunning views.

Cosy Inside the Mischabel Bivvy Hut

With all the walking done on the approach, the route starts right from the door and follows the ridgeline for over 1km. Never difficult, but sustained and exposed, and with a bit of dubious rock!

Dawn over the Lagginhorn and Weissmies

Climbing the Taschhorn with Frost Guiding

Climbers on Taschhorn British Mountain Guide

Taschhorn guided climbing

Downclimbing the lower part of the ridge

mountaineering courses with British mountain guides