Hi all, Please see below a list of people who have expressed an interest so far, and their comments on location.
The first priority is to agree the dates. The original suggestion was Saturday 7th July to Saturday 21st July.
Second priority will be to agree main location. Please keep the suggestions coming – please reply to all on my original email, or on the website, with further comments.
|Deirdre Collier/Sanderson + Peter Sanderson + Guest
|Likes Evolene and Cham
|Dave + Carol Wynne
|Evolène Ailefroide (Ecrins) Bondo (Bregaglia) Never camped in Innerkirken but good location for the Bernese Oberland and Grimsel as Pete says. There are a lot of mid-grade bolted multi-pitch mountain routes around the Gelmer and Bachlital huts with no glaciers to cross. The weather’s dicier than southern Alps but everywhere in the Alps is pretty unsettled and unpredictable these days.
|Ailfroide is particularly good for ticking the boxes… claims 350 days of sunshine per year and not that rammed apart from August. I think Bondo got buried in an enormous mud slide. Vallorcine, (top of the Chamonix valley on the Swiss border), always works for me. As does Innertkirken, near Meiringen, in between the Bernese Oberland and the Grimsel Pass. Little village with a great campsite, on the doorstep single and multipitch cragging, some much bigger multipitch climbs, starting at F4, safe peaks and the campsite is south facing so get lots of sun unlike some of the higher alpine valleys which don’t get the sun until mid morning and lose it early evening. The club went there about 10 years ago and only scratched the surface.
|Likes the sound or Arolla
|Saas valley, the Arolla/Evolene valley and the Chamonix valley
|Keen on Ailefroide