Based in Aviemore, The Cairngorms, Highlands of Scotland.
Gary Hodgson runs Tarmachan Mountaineering, providing instruction and guided walking all year round. This is my regularly updated blog including the latest snow conditions in winter.
Thursday, 31 August 2017
TOUR OF THE MATTERHORN, DAY 6. CERVINIA - ZERMATT
Best view of the Breithorn
Coffee before the ice
For weeks I have been wandering (guiding) around the Alps with just shorts and T-shirt in hot sun and blue skies. Today that attire came to a sudden halt. It was wet, it was cold and it was very low cloud. Not a good day to be walking at over 3400m on an icy glacier between Cervinia and Zermatt. But hey ho that's what we got and there's no low level alternative! On the plus side there were cosy huts on either side of our crossing. The Rosti at the Gandegg Refuge was excellent after our soaking, skidding and watery experience over the ice. No Matterhorn views again today, Hopefully tomorrow.