Advanced Winter Mountaineering
Matterhorn Peak, Sawtooth Range - Sierra Nevada

Photo Gallery

The view up Horse Creek Canyon on the hike into basecamp

Building a "bomber" winter base camp at 10,100 feet

Our base camp underneath the North Face of Matterhorn Peak.

Working on technical winter climbing skills

Relaxing in our winter kithcen

A view of the North Face of Matterhorn Peak. Our route, the East Couloir, lies to the left of the summit. From the notch we rock scramble and snow climb up the backside to the summit.

Climbing up the final feet to the summit in full winter conditions.

The view from the summit of Matterhorn Peak looking south into Virginia Canyon with a clearing storm

Back at camp enjoying hot drinks after a successful winter summit