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I did something similar last year. From Zermatt a hiker can easily reach the Oberere Rothorn and the Mettelhorn, both 3,400+. The Mettelhorn is probably my best hike ever. 1800 metres ascent, a harmless glacier crossing (had no axe or crampons), and a wonderful view! My personal record is the Stockhorn from Gornergrat, at 3,532 on the newest map, but I ...


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For upper body, you’ll need a windproof, breakable jacket and a medium jacket full of down or synthetic fill. For lower body, you'll need a pair of gore-tex windproof, waterproof and breathable trousers. Some medium weight polar fleece trousers, some medium weight thermal leggings, a pair of walking trousers (not cotton), some nylon shorts (not cotton) ...


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Obviously some aspects of weather can't be predicted, and will vary from day to day. However, you can give yourself a guide and estimate by considering general conditions, and other climbers' past experiences. For a past experience in October, I recommend having a look at this blog: The first of October aka. the day I finally climbed the north summit of ...


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Depending on what you consider the boundary of Europe, Mount Elbrus can be considered the highest point in Europe. At 5642 m, it's considerably taller than Mont Blanc (4810 m). The standard route is pretty nontechnical, and requires only an ice ax and crampons.



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