July 18, 2012
The Rimpfischhorn (4199m) was a great experience but unfortunately the winds kicked up to approx 70- 80kph at 3750 meters and the team wisely turned back. It was good acclimatization and good practice for mixed ice and rock, nonetheless. They headed back down to Zermatt for an evening in the hotel, then back up the other side of the Valley via a gondola ride to the Klein Matterhorn. From here they had an excellent climb of Pollux (4092m) on July 18.