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Saas Grund Allalinhorn

Friday, September 16th, 2011

This set of photos were taken between 4/5th September. We descended in the rain from the Almageller Hut and used the Felskinn uplift from Saas Fee towards the Britannia Hut. One of the great and convenient facilities in this valley for approaching easy 4000m peaks. Bit like using bolts and just enjoying the climbing! The weather was still not great and the approach to the Britannia Hut is currently very serious if you try and follow the horizontal piste. Much better to walk along for ten minutes from the cable car before descending at the Egginerjoch and moving below and away from all rockfall dangers.

The hut was very quiet with only seven of us staying. We moved back along to the Metro Alpin in the morning to catch the train up to 3600m. The kind gentleman in the ticket office gave us 10% discount as we had stayed in the hut the night previous. All that we had to do was produce the hut receipt. The weather on the summit was not very kind to us but a good trail on this popular peak led easily to the top and back in around three hours. Then the sun came out:) To be continued.