Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Frendo Spur

Climbed the moderate classic "The Frendo Spur" on the north face of the Aiguille du Midi last week with british climber Tom Grant
- Warning this video is a bit long

The Frendo Spur from Ross Berg on Vimeo.

Arete de Papillons

With a day off befor heading up Mont Blanc again, Crosby Johnston and I headed up the classic moderate rock climbing off the Plan de l'aiguille the Arete de Papillons on the Aiguille de Peigne

The Mighty Mont Blanc

Took my first lap on the big hill here this past weekend. Big props to Team Scotland for representing up there!!

Approaching in style. Aiguille de Bionnassay in the background

The Tete-Rousse refuge

View from the bed room

The start of the ascent of MB; The Grand couloir and the Goute ridge

The Goute refuge

Slogging up the Dome du Goute 5 am-ish

The summit ridge

The tranquil summit of Mont Blanc

Team Scotland!

Friday, June 25, 2010

A little video I made of a day skiing in Chamonix last week. - Dont judge it too hard this is my first attempt of making a short vid

June 20th Chamonix Powder from Ross Berg on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Swiss Summits and Skills

You got to love the Approaches around here

Hiking up to the Hornli Hut

Hornli Hut

Approaching the Aiguille du Tour

Climbing up the Aiguille du Tour

The Trient Hut (beer on tap-YEA!!)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Swizz Land

Off to swizzterland to do a week of guiding but on the way out Canadian brethren and I went out Grindelwald with hopes of going sport climbing on the Eiger North face. The weather was as you could have guessed, not soo good so we retreaed to sporting climbing in the valley.
If you have never been, the swiss alps are definitly one of the most amazingly beautufuil places I have ever been. Full alpine vistas.
- Also along the way found what might be my new prefered rest day activity. Euro rally driving- I have rented a little black "sports" car and I think driving in Europe might be more fun that the climbing.

Eiger North Face

Route Marker at a crag near Grimmewald

Josh plotting his way to Zermatt under the cliff that the Town of Grimmenwald sits on top of


Cows on the 600m single track road up to the sport cragging cliff Hildisberg down valley from Grindelwald

Josh climbing at Hildisberg

They named a town after me, how nice

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Alpine Rock Climbing

Contemplating what to climb next.

Climbers on the Cosmiques Arrete

Liz slogging up the Cosmiques Arrete

Liz waiting in line behind 20 french military in training

Rock climbing at the top of the Arrete

The South face of the Aiguille du Midi.

Climbers on the Rebufatt route on the south face of Aiguille du Midi

Dave seconding the crux pitch of the Rebufatt route

Dave on the Rebufatt

The treacherous and long descent off the route... This may be the only alpine climb you can approach and descend in your sandals