Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Today, to continue Rick's Matterhorn training, Beat guided us on the Pollux normal route. It was a lot easier than the Breithorn Half Traverse. We kept good time and had an excellent tour.


Sunday, August 01, 2004

With one training route under our belts, we hired a guide for the Half Traverse of the Breithorn, which lived up to its reputation as one of the best routes from Zermatt, and also showed us how much more training we need. Our guide, Beat Julen, kept up a hectic pace to 'test' Rick for the Matterhorn. It was like running up a two hour rock climb at 4000m altitude.