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    (and a lesson learned)

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Five Peaks in Four Days in the Monta Rosa Group

We spent four wonderful days with climbing in the Monte Rosa group. We set out with three of my climbing partners and our goal was to bag the most possible peaks. We departed from Staffal and since the lifts don’t operate any more we had to climb all the 12km and 1800m altitude up to

Piz Ciavazes – Rossi/Tomasi Route
(and a lesson learned)

Seen from from the Sella Pass road, the Piz Ciavazes cannot fail to impress – a massive wall of steep, good rock which breaks abruptly two thirds the way up at the ‘Gamsband’. Most routes proceed no further than this level, since the upper tier is said to be poor rock. Even more impressive is