DOM SKI Ascent

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IanWells
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DOM SKI Ascent

Phil Jardine and I have our sights set on climbing the Dom (saas-fee/zermatt) in a couple of weeks - has anyone done it in on Skis and offer any advice - for example are the ropes on the steep part above the hut accessible at this time of year?. Any experience/advice would be really helpful. Thanks Ian Wells

MikeHendry
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Ian - there are several write-ups of previous ski ascents (e.g. Double Anniversary on the Dom, 1967, by Terry Hartley - I can let you have a copy if your library doesn't go back that far surprise, or in Vaucher's "100 Plus Belles Courses des Alpes Valaisannes") but I can't see any very recent write-ups, not even on skirando.ch, which is usually the best place for recent trip records.

Have you tried asking the Hüttenwart your specific question?

Best wishes,

Mike

IanWells
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Thanks Mike - in the end we took local advice which was that it was difficult if the fixed line was under snow and best left to summer  - so we went up the allalinhorn and alphubel instead - both 4000+ but much more modest outings. For reference the best info i can find on the web is on the Dom Hutte site http://www.domhuette.ch/touren/dom/index.html.

 

Ian Wells