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I am alive! We made it. The weather gods were good to us, nonetheless, it was still a survival bootcamp. It's so fun to camp out so so high up, stay in a cabin, make fire, cook there...The food cooks so slow so high up. The hike was not so bad at all, wish the captain actually wanted to stay on the path and not go directly up up up up, over icy snow, old avalanches and wet vegetation, that with frozen mud was a killer. I never thought there is a way to climb on a mountain that is directly few cms next to you, not under you, that's how steep it was. We made it to almost 3000m high. I miss the peace already, very different hills that I experienced in Rockies or back home. Les Marmottes, birds, cows, all the different plants, the village folks, so nice.
Thanks for all the good advice! (I wish I had the spiky things with me, especially hopping over icy snow with a cliff right under as we did, like 6 times, ugh.. I did wear them before, not so difficult, just cannot make myself call them crampons, haha, sounds too much like cramps)..
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Sounds like an amazing trip
Can you tell us where exactly you hiked, was there a mountain hut on this route? How long do you estimate it will be before it can be done without missing those spiky things?
Over the weekend I checked out the Murren-Schilthorn route in plain hiking shoes, I turned back around 2500m despite perfect weather, it might
be possible to do in a group though. I thought in most places we will have to wait until end of Jun to be able to hike these heights in plain footwear ?