Uri Alps

On July 21, 2013 by Tim Neill

Just spent a couple of great weeks based in Andermatt guiding for the Joint Services Alpine Meet, 2013. This annual 2 week trip is an adventurous training exercise for the British military joint services, with opportunities for development and qualification in alpinism. I spent the 2 weeks working with a load of great people from the Joint Services AT centres throughout the UK and Bavaria training and assessing on their Alpine mountain Leader scheme.

From Andermatt we climbed peaks and routes locally like the Galenstock and the famous (Extreme Alpine Rock tick) Grauwand above the Albert Heim hut. And trips further afield to the Saas Valley (classics like the Portengrat from Almageller Hut) and to the Moiry hut (Pointes des Mouti, Dent des Rosses and Aiguilles de Le).

We also snuck in some amazing rock climbing around Grimsel and Furkha, including the amazing Teufelswand….10 pitches of steep Yosemite style granite cracks. Ace.

The 2 weeks were fantastic, lots of energy in the team and an amazing amount of climbing and summits blessed with great weather. Thanks to the team for the organisation of another great event!



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