Haute Route, April 1984, from Chamonix to Saas Fee
Skiers Peter Main and John Armstrong
Saas -Fee : Tasch & Dom in the background
I completed the Haute route from Chamonix to Saas Fee at the third attempt in Spring 1984 with my friend John Armstrong. It was a fantastic trip in every way. We got it all just right; the weather, the snow conditions, even the huts were quiet and with John being Irish the ‘craik’ was brilliant. It is a long time ago, we were younger and fitter and I certainly couldn’t do it now.
At the age of 75 in 2020, the good memories are even stronger, this trip was one of the highlights of my mountaineering career. Sadly I have lost touch with John, though I cherish the memories of his friendship and good humour.
Col de Valpolline (3568m) with the Matterhorn and Dent d’Herens in the background
©Peter Main – 1984 & re-published 2020
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