This is the photo diary of Dave Butcher of a ski mountaineering trip in the Bernese Oberland from the Jungfraujoch above Grindelwald / Wengen to Reckingen.
The 6 day trip was the last week of April in 1995. We skied from the Jungfraujoch station (3454 m) above Grindelwald (1034 m) to Reckingen (1326 m) in the south (near Brig), taking in 4 mountains despite bad weather for several days.
Jon de Montjoye, a British UIAGM mountain guide living in Vallorcine near Chamonix.
Fred Charlet, a French UIAGM guide from Chamonix helping Jon as the group was large.
Andy Cave, an aspirant guide and climber from Yorkshire. Andy became a fully qualified UIAGM guide in 2008.
13 clients, including Mark Rogerson and Graham Arthur, destined to become members of the No Polenta Club which had its first trip in 1997.