(by Allister Gerrard, February 2013) An ascent of the Cosmiques Arête, Chamonix in March 2012, with Padraic Gibbons and friends. The Cosmiques Arête is a three star classic route, graded AD, one of the finest routes of the grade in the Western Alps.
(by Allister Gerrard, August 2008) In August ’08, we spent an enjoyable few days venturing into the mountains towering above Zermatt. Here are a few notes, which might give you a few ideas if planning a trip there yourself.
(by Allister Gerrard, June 2005) Gran Paradiso lies between Mont Blanc to the north and the Dauphiné range to the south and at 4,061m is Italy’s highest and a good mountain to help acclimatise before attempting Mont Blanc.
(by John Duignan, from IMC Newsletter Autumn 2003) "Some see Switzerland as a soulless if beautiful place. Visit Zermatt and this cliché fast evaporates. I can think of no better way to chill out and come to earth after a climbing trip."