Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Fab inversions 

Ibex country 

Sue & Bridget nearing the Col de Valcorniere (3072m)

Hard work over

Loving it!
If yesterday was the toughest day of the Tour of the Matterhorn, then think again! Another long, 10 hour day with amazing scenery.  Day 5 goes from Praraya to Cervinia via a 3072 metre high col.  A great mix of conditions today. Steep ground,  long traverse paths, boulders and some exposed sections with fixed protection We had a glorious temperature inversion this morning.  Setting off at 7am we got to see plenty of wild life including an female ibex with her young  just a few metres from us. We had lovely sunshine above the Inversion. By the afternoon the cloud filled the skies. There's a great view of the Italian side of the Matterhorn above Valtourenche, but not this time. A magic day and two of the finest, hardest, remotest sections of the trek are now behind us, Sadly.
Some exposed sections

Lots of photos like this today

The descent from Col Valcorniere 

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