We had set our sights on the Dom, a very challenging climb that’s a significant step up from Alphubel in terms of technical difficulty (___ vs. ___) , vertical rise (_____ vs. ______), and estimated round-trip time from Dom Hut (based on our work on Alphubel, estimated somewhere around 16 to 18 hours – straight). Naturally, all bets are off if the weather gets heavy. After hiking to the Dom Hut (2940 m and some great scrambling here and there), we found a totally renovated set-up, brand new and virtually empty. Weather was predicted to be unpredictable and we got a little snow that evening. Based on that and after assessing the odds, we retreated the following day and enjoyed a great hike back down to the valley. The summit of the Dom is for another trip!
Swiss Trip 2013 — Action List