Mount Meru

Mount Meru 4562 m / 14,977′ Total Time: 3 days Distance: 38.5 km/ 23.9 miles Elevation Gain: 10,560’/ 3,220 meters Crux: Class 2/3 Trailhead: Momella Gate Companions: Justin Shelton, Adnaan Sheriff, Rob Frings Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa. Certainly a worth objective in its’ own […]

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro 19,341’/ 5,895 m Total Time: 6 days Distance: 38 miles/ 61 km Elevation Gain: ~16,500’/ ~5050 m Crux: Class 3 Trailhead: Machame Gate to Mweka Gate Companions: Justin Shelton, Adnaan Sheriff, Rob Frings For my 100th trip report I decided to go back and start writing up some of the bigger renowned summits […]

Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu 4095.2 meters/ 13,435′ Rountrip Distance: 28km/ 17.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2229 meters/ 7,313′ Trailhead: Timpohon Gate, full services Companions: Holly Mount Kinabalu is a mountain of superlatives. By far the highest mountain on the island of Borneo and country of Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu juts over 4000 meters into the sky from sea level, […]

Le Grammont

Continued…. For my last day in Europe, all I really wanted was some better weather, which was starting to seem like too much to ask. I briefly considered a climb of Dents du Midi, the highpoint of the Chablais Alps above Geneva, but the summer route certainly wasn’t in season and I wanted a bit […]

Le Prarion

Continued…. The night I arrived in Chamonix I received the unfortunate news from my guide- Mont Blanc was a no go due to avalanche risks, and that no one was heading up the mountain until at least the following week due to the poor conditions. I now had 3 rainy days in Chamonix to fill, […]

Breithorn

Breithorn 4,164 m, Breithorn Central (Mittelgipfel) 4,160 m and Gobba di Rollin 3,899 m Continued….. After being stymied on Allalinhorn from crevasses, I was hoping to find better success out of Zermatt, the climbing hub of the major Swiss summits, which would hopefully translate into better defined routes even in this horrible spring. I arrived […]

Allalinhorn (failed attempt)

Attempt on Allalinhorn 4027 m *While I don’t typically write trip reports about completely failed summit attempts, getting beta on US sites on peakbagging in the Alps can be somewhat difficult, so I thought adding this into the mix might be worthwhile.  …..Continued After my failed attempt on Vorder-Grauspitz, I was turning my attention to […]