Coming directly from sea level, I was afraid the hike in would feel like running half a marathon. Also I thought poor weather could sink our mountaineering plans.
- The approach hike turned out to be not so bad actually, and we had the best weather of the century!
Can you tell us 1 or 2 things you have learnt this week?
It was good to have a crevasse rescue exercise with full partner body weight. When running down a glacier, hooking crampon points in your pants is not such a brilliant idea.
What would be your “+” and your “-” of this week?
+ : to see each other again and getting closer with every stage, to climb together some beautiful peaks in a truly awesome environment. An original and inspiring meeting with Samuel during the Zinalrothorn ridge traverse.
– : the importance “public outreach” by the team members gets over living the moment.
What is your favourite MHW / BD / Aku product ?
The Zonal jacket is pretty warm and comfy for its weight. The Z-Poles are smartly designed knee-savers.
Indian summer for the starting fire in the trees, and rainbow colours for the personal touch that each one adds to the group.
… and if it would be a flavour?
Cheese and chocolate.
What are your plans once you get back home?
Some more alpine stuff in Valais together with Patryk, and then travelling again to the next climbing destination.