34Bergfurher Eddie Petrig decides to climb Bergfurher Eddie Petrig decides to climb. Other climbers and guides in the Hutte told him the American could never make the summit that they had not been able to climb for days.
40The climb to the summit of the Dufourspitze was in clouds on a snow covered ridge with plaques where climbers and guides had fallen. They made interesting reading while on belay. A snow gulley that Petrig was climbing came lose. He called – “I hope you have it.” I called back “I am bombproof”. After the rope stopped his fall he later told me he had wondered as he was falling what American idiom “bombproof” meant.
58September 9-10, 1971 Matterhorn – 14,688 feet – Third Trip to Zermatt to climb Matterhorn and this time during climbing season – it was last climbing day of 1971 as snow storm arrived after we returned to hut.From hut climb took 5 hours up, 4 hours return.