The wildest of strubels

Last weekend, I went with Tanya and her parents (who are currently visiting Switzerland) to a hut called Lämmerenhütte. The hut is just above Leukerbad, and as well as a surplus of umlauts, the hut has great views over Lämmerenboden, and provides easy access to the mountain of Wildstrubel (3243 m).

Walking to the Lämmerenhütte.
View from the Lämmerenhütte.
Braided river (Kiwi style).

On Sunday morning Tanya and I took the opportunity to boost up Wildstrubel. It’s an easy climb. By the time dawn broke, we were on the Wildstrubelgletscher, roped up and walking towards the summit. From the top we had incredible views. There was Mont Blanc, Grand Combin, and the Matterhorn to the south. Turning to the north we could see the Bernese Alps, with the Eiger sharp against the sky.

Tanya on the Wildstrubelgletscher.
The summit book on Wildstrubel (3243 m).
Tanya on the summit.

After our summit we returned to the hut and headed back to Leukerbad. Finding ourselves there mid-afternoon, and in possession of a car, we decided to take a look at the other side of the Rhône Valley, and drove to Arolla. The autumn colours were out in force on that side, and we were treated to a display of gorgeous brightness.

Walking out the next day.
Which weg to go?
Autumn colours in Arolla (Mont Collon behind).
October 9, 2014

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