Rise and shine!
Grabbing the first midi lift on Saturday, F&F were fast enough to get first in line for the ultra-classic Rebuffat route on Midi and had heaps of fun there. Saule and I went further down along the Tacul face to reach the beautiful granite satellites. We chose the easiest way up the Grand Capucin (Swiss route with O Sole Mio finish), which meant climbing some old-school corners lower down, some splendid cracks mid-route and a few Piola'esque face moves in the top part. The sights combined with the excellent rock made for a great day.
We had more plans on Sunday, but were woken up by a hailstorm bashing our tents so we walked back up Midi and took a lift down to Cham for some climbing-shop-sightseeing and drove back to Zurisee to finish of the weekend with a BBQ.
That's the one !
Saule on one of the initial pitches.
Some good-looking rock.
Saule higher up.
The Piola part.
More face climbing.
Looking for the next objectives.
Tag the summit.
There is a whole bunch of these awesome towers in this part of the massif.
The morning actually turned out to be rather gloomy.
Coming back to Midi in a whiteout.
Chilling down in Cham.
In the other news, we met two Italians on the summit, who had some new-design ultra-lightweight abseil sandals. Coming to your nearest retailer this summer. Keep an eye out for them!