Fellow travellers

Anyone out there going on this one?  Regards, Alan Baird.

abaird

Thanks very much, looks fantastic(!).  Would appreciate any advice/recommendations you have on gear to take, what the huts are like, doing the Breithorn climb, etc...

 

Bagpus

Huts are fine although can be a bit of a squash on the bunks, and we had some heavily snoring French women in our third hut! Food is also very good in the huts and you can buy snacks tea, coffee, etc. They will also boil water for you the night before to fill up platypuses, etc. The hardest day is the ascent to the Rothorn hut which is a bit of a long slog although the scenery is well worth it. We chose not to do the Hornli Hut detour although most of our party did. We also cheated with about 8 others and caught the train down from the Gorner Galcier which enbabled us to have a bit more time shopping in Zermatt.  Breithorn is not too difficult, you are roped onto a mountain guide and ours practically pulled us up single handed. Its a route march across a Glacier and then about 300 m ascent. You need crampons so make sure your boots are suitable for them, you can hire these in Zermatt but if you have your own it is probably worth taking them. Zermatt itself is nice but quite expensive. Phil (the guide) picked some good restaurants to eat in that were reasonalby priced though. Overall an excellent holiday, I'm sure your will have a great time.

abaird

Thanks again.

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