Keyword: Italy

Italian Dolomites 2013 – our alternative AV2  

This year we went to the Italian Dolomites to have a go at the “Alta Via 2″ also called the “Dolomiten Höhenweg”. We went in the last week of June expecting a considerable amount of old snow from the long cold winter, but to our great surprise we encountered some huge dumps of fresh snow. Consequently we » read more »

Italian High Level Route July 2009  

  Directly after finishing our Tour des Combin we we went round to Zermatt and met up with British Mountain Guides Kathy Murphy and Cube to do some high level glacier treking & Hutting with a bit of easy 4000m peak bagging too. Our group was Roger, Patrick, Jane, Jon, Martin and another Phil. Day » read more »

Monte Rosa – Zumsteinspitze (4563m)  

As part of our Italian High Level Route we had a spectacular day, climbing four 4000 metre peaks: Pyramid Vincent (4215m), the Balmhorn (4167m) – not much more than a small rock with via ferrata, the Zumsteinspitze (4563m) – high point of our trip, and the Signalkuppe (4556m) – topped off with the highest tea » read more »

Tour des Combin – June 2009  

  We did the Tour des Combin with Roger, Patrick, Chris, Richard & Penny. Its a fantastic trek around the Grand Combin massif, taking in some really nice mountain huts and some high (2800m) passes. Here’s our itinerary: (we did the route anti-clockwise) Day 1: BOURG ST PIERRE Flew out to BSP and stayed at » read more »

Tour du Matterhorn – June 2007  

Tour du Matterhorn: a two week hut to hut treking  around the Matterhorn massif (this trip is also called “Tour du Cervin”). We flew to Geneva and got a train to Zermatt. DAY1:Randa We took the Europaweg from Zermatt (which was quite loose and unstable). Unfortunately the Europa Hut was closed as we were too early in » read more »

Author: Phil Newby