Anyone camped above 4000m?
Has anybody had any experience of camping or bivvying in the alps above the 4000m mark?
Im an experienced wild camper especially in winter in Britain and Ireland and am heading to the Valais Alps this september. Beginner peaks to begin with, (Weissmies, Lagginhorn, etc)
I would love to bivvy on or close to the summits of these mountains, is this a viable option?
Ill be packing as light as i can manage, probably using a PHD bivvy bag and hispar sleeping bag. If conditions allow i could dig a small snowhole too; thats if there is sufficient snow up there at that time of year.
The lure of an alpine sunset and sunrise is too much for me. Weather permitting of course!
hi. was there a couple of summers ago on these peaks. never bivvied though. but there are usually unofficial spots close to the huts. bivvying can restrict you to going up and down the same way, to collect your stuff, on the way back down. rather than a traverse of the top, eg on the wiesmies, your descent can be another route.
i have heard that there are free lifts operating this summer, and also deals on trains in may and sept.
feel free to get in touch if any questions. went to zermatt valley last year which is not too far and worth a look.
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