From the 11th to the 14th of September I was out in the Saas Fee and Saas Grund areas where I completed with the team an Ecole De Glace session on the Triftgletscher and ascents of the Weissmies, Jegihorn Via Ferrata and the Allalinhorn. It was a nice way to finish my alpine summer. I am now back in Scotland but will be aiming to write some posts and trip reports before the regular reports start again during the winter season.
From the 5th to the 8th of September I was in the Mountet Hut near Zinal. We climbed the Besso and Blanc De Moming Traverse (AD), Caroline (D+, 10 pitches) and the Mamouth Traverse continuation (AD), Trifthorn (3728m, F+) and an attempt on the North Ridge of the Zinalrothorn. We had to turn back at 4017m on the Zinalrothorn due to high winds.
It should be noted that due to current conditions, the Trifthorn is harder than the grade suggests.
On the 9th we headed from near Arolla to the Petite Dent De Vesivi. The traverse of this peak is AD and is on excellent rock for the most part.
Today is the first day of my Alpine Guides Assessment. We ventured out from the Midi station in less than perfect conditions to complete a crevasse rescue session before climbing Cosmiques Arete in the rain, sleet and snow. The one advantage of the poor weather was that we had the route to ourselves.