At the airport.
Leaving the hotel in Paris.
Countryside near Paris
Lake Geneva, on the way to the French Alps
Cog railway to the Eiger Station.
Looking down on Lauterbrunnen from the cog railway.
The Eiger - NF on the left.
Hiking up to the Eiger.
Swiss mountain village.
The Matterhorn (of course)
An ibex on the hike to Monte Rosa hut.
Monte Rosa (L) and Lyskamm (R). We would climb Monte Rosa.
Closer view of Monte Rosa. The Duferspitze is the peak on the right, and it is the highest point in Switzerland. The route goes up the ridge in the foreground.
NF of Lyskamm
Heading across the glacier to the Monte Rosa hut.
The Monte Rosa hut.
Early AM, en route to Monte Rosa from the hut.
Looking back on the Matterhorn from the lower slopes of Monte Rosa. Zermatt is under the cloud cover in the valley below.
On the lower ridge of the Duforspitze.
On the ridge, Duforspitze.
Descending whence we came.
The Matterhorn dominates the view.
Hiking the trail back to Zermatt.
On the approach trail to the Weisshorn.
The hut for the Weisshorn.
In the Weisshorn hut.
Back in the hut, Weisshorn.
On the climb, Weisshorn.
View to the north from the Weisshorn.
Much of the route is this knife-edge ridge.
On the knife-edge ridge.
A rock pitch with the Matterhorn in the background.
Kim leads a rock pitch on the ridge.
Passing a gendarme on the ridge.
Final ridge to the summit.
The upper slopes are much easier.
These can make good rappel anchors.
The view from the top of the Weisshorn.
Descending to the valley. The entire venture covers almost 10,000' of vertical relief.
Hiking up to the Hornli ridge hut on the Matterhorn. We were out of time, and had no plans to climb it.
On the well-worn trail to the Hornli Hut.
At the Hornli Hut.
Now to France - a view of the Argentiere Glacier area.
Crossing the Argentiere Glacier.
En route to the hut above the Argentiere Glacier.
The hut above the Argentiere Glacier.
Looking across to the Col de Droites. We planned a climb for the next day.
Low on the face, NF of Col de Droites.
NF of Col de Droites.
If you view this full-size, you can see us as dots on the face. Give up? Continue to the next photo.
We are the two dots on the snow slope about 1/4 of the way up the photo.
Kim leading another of the many snow/ice pitches.
Finishing the main face, heading to the rock ridge.
A belay station on the rock ridge, near the summit.
Another telephoto taken from the hut, with us approaching the rock ridge.
Nearing the summit, now on rock.
Sorting gear for another climb.
Taking the telepherique across the Valle Blanche from l' Aiguille de Midi.
Early approach to the climb of le Petit Capucin.
Early AM, looking back on le Dent de Geant.
Beginning the climb of le Petit Capucin.
On the climb of le Petit Capucin.
On le Petit Capucin, looking over at le Dru and L' Aiguille de Argentiere. We had descended the side shown a few days earlier, from the Col de Droites.
Solid rock on the climb of le Petit Capucin.
Getting high on le Petit Capucin.
Le Sommet, Petit Capucin.
Descending in a hurry to catch the last tram across the Vallee Blanche.
Being tourons in Paris - Notre Dame.
Flying Buttresses, Notre Dame.
A little street vendor shopping.
Palais de Versailles.
If you don't recognize this, I'm not going to tell you.
Arc de Triomphe from top of Eiffel Tower.
Looking down on the Seine. Time to go home.