Dawn on the Frontier: the Southeast Ridge of Mont Maudit, September 2010

Charles Sherwood Thursday, September 2, 2010 I sat at breakfast in the Eden Hotel, just outside Chamonix on the road to Argentiere, inspecting the weather through the window.  After a turbulent start to the week, things looked stable now and set fair for the next few days.  Not that the prior disturbance had curtailed us […]

“And now let’s climb Mont Blanc”: the north face of the Aiguille de Peuterey Blanche

Charles Sherwood The most difficult of all the 4000-m summits in the Alps is the Aiguille de Peuterey Blanche. On August 29, 2008, Mark Seaton & client Charles Sherwood completed the ascent. This is Sherwood’s account of the adventure. Tuesday, August 26, 2008 It was 10.30am in the morning as Mark and I returned to […]

“Oh, are you still here?” A bagman’s view of the Eigerwand

Charles Sherwood September 11, 2007: Despite the fact that none of the routes up the mountain were actually “open”, Mark Seaton & Charles Sherwood climbed the notorious North Face of the Eiger, becoming only the second British guided party to do so (Kenton Cool and his client, sir Ranulph Fiennes, accomplished the feat just six […]