Thursday, July 22, 2010

Walker Vid

Here is a little video from the Walker Spur

The Walker Spur from Ross Berg on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Walker Spur

Crosby Johnston and I climbed the Walker Spur on the Grande Jorasse this week. This route is quite the uber classic here in the Chamonix valley, you can even get a t-shit with the topo printed on it at the local gear store.

I must say though, for a route with such a reputation it is really not that good, really not alot fun climbing on it. Mainly loose face climbing with old pins for pro. But i might just be getting soft from climbing splitters all summer and well we were probly off route for the majority of the climb.... but still a pretty cool adventure!

Checking out the route from the Leschaux hut

Crosby hiking up the mer de glace

Climbing the latters and metal rungs up to the Leschaux hut

The Leschaux hut

Ross climbing a very loose pitch somewhere on the lower part of the mountain


Crosby on a the highest ice patch about 200m from the top

Climbing more choss in the Red Tower

The Red Tower

The last hard pitch in the Red Tower

Finaly got the see someone fall in a cravasse - Sketchy Italians

Chamonix does not suck!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Weissmies Vid

Here is a little video from the Weissmies

Weissmies 4023m from Ross Berg on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Swiss SS and the Weissmies

Last week working on a skills and summits course based out of Switzerland we managed to climb the Weissmies near Saas-Fee. A fantastic peak and one of my favorite 4000m peaks so far.

Heading up the lower snow slopes of the SW ridge of the Weissmies

Traffic jam at the start of the rock

The lads leading across to the summit ridge

Summit 4023m

Starting down the wild NE face of the Weissmies

The coffee shop only 20 mins away from the toe of glacier!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Had the pleasure of guiding the Matterhorn over the past 2 days. Amazing trip! and a fantastic mountain. Cant wait to do it again.

photo: Klemen Gricar

The Hornli Hut

Climbing the lower section of the mountain

Sunrise at the Solvay hut

The fixed ropes on the upper section of the mountain.

Ross and Andy climbing the fixed ropes photo: Klemen Gricar

Walking from the Swiss summit to the Italian summit photo: Klemen Gricar

Down climbing steep terrain with a bunch of people above = Sketchy
photo: Klemen Gricar

On the Italian summit

Traverse d'entreves

Traverse d'Entreves from Ross Berg on Vimeo.

MB #2

Hiking up from the train

Many people on the Goute ridge.

Many people on the summit ridge

Summit sunrise

Dent du Geant and the Grandes Jorasses

Time to head down for lunch in the valley