Matterhorn 2017 Team #1 Update

Hello from the Saas Almageller hut at 2900m.

The past two days we have had some great climbing. Our team has done wonderful with hitting multiple summits.

Yesterday the team walked up to the Saas Almageller hut and then climbed the Dri Hornli Traverse. This is a technical alpine Traverse that has similar movement to the Matterhorn.

This morning the team woke up at 3:30am and started making there way up the Wiessmess this large 4000+ meters peak is located deep in the Swiss Alps. The team did great and everybody moved well to the summit.

Below are some pictures from today and yesterday.

Tomorrow the team will be descending back down to Zermatt.

Thanks for following our cybercast.

Jonathon Spitzer
IFMGA licensed mountain guide
Alps Program Director

 

 

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