I just returned home from Switzerland from a successful Matterhorn trip. The first seven days were with two great gals form Seattle – Heidi and Leslie. We started by climbing the Rifferhorn above Zermatt, complete with a train approach. The next three days of training were up and over in Italy were we climb The Pollux, Castor and Breithorn 1/2 traverse. The final three days were on the Matterhorn where I was 50%. Unfortunately, on day three Leslie and I were stymied with thunderstorms at 4am. A huge bummer considering Leslie was super fit and all we needed was weather! We were able to salvage the final day by descending and going for a cool Gorner Gorge via Ferrata! All in all a fabulous trip and I hope to climb with Heidi and Leslie again.

Cheers – Dale