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2018





Tour de France.

Kent solos Alphubel 4206m / 13,799',
his 10th 4000m Alp,
the 32th highest summit in the Alps
via SE Ridge PD from Mittelallalin 3456m
Täschhorn 4491m / 14,733',
his 11th 4000m Alp,
the 10th highest summit in the Alps
via SE Ridge AD from Mischabeljoch 3855m
and Lagginhorn 4010m / 13,156',
his 12th 4000m Alp,
the 80th highest summit in the Alps
via West Ridge PD from Hohsaas 3101m

2017





Kent solos 2 new 4000m peaks Nadelhorn & Allalinhorn, repeats Breithorn to do it with me,
and had adventures on Dom, the Monch, and Lagginhorn.
Ray rides over 1000km on his rented BMW.
Paul, Ray and I kayak in Venice

I
solo Breithorn 4165m / 13,665',
my first 4000m Alp
 the 39th highest summit in the Alps
via SSW Flank F+ from Klein Matterhorn 3820m
  climb Feejoch 3807m / 12,490' attempting Allalinhorrn
via the Normal Route F+ from Mittelallalin 3456m
bike up Col du Galibier 2642m / 8,678' 1922m vertical 34.8km / 21.6miles uphill,
the seventh highest paved road in the Alps
from Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne 720m / 2,362'
bike up Furkapass 2429m / 7,969', 891m vertical 12.8km / 8 miles uphill
the 17th highest paved road in the Alps
from Realp 1538m / 5,046'
 bike up Oberalppass 2044m / 6,706', 607m vertical
the highpoint of the Glacier Express
from Andermatt 1437m / 4,715'




I tour Roma, Firenza, see Palio in Siena, drive the Dolomites in an Alfa Romeo Guilia, and
bike and drive the Stelvio 2757m / 9,045'  2051m vertical 42km / 26 miles uphill
the fourth highest paved road in the Alps
from Silandro / Schlanders 706m / 2,319'

Best of Kent's Swiss Solo Climbs - 2017


Kent solos Nadelhorn 4327m / 14,196',
his 8th 4000m Alp,
the 18th highest summit in the Alps
via Windgrat NR ridge PD II from Mischabelhütte 3340m
 Breithorn and Allalinhorn 4027m / 13,211.
his 9th 4000m Alp,
the 73rd highest summit in the Alps
via the Normal Route F+ from Mittelallalin 3456m
also climbed to the 3880m / 12,730' south peak of the Lagginhorn attempting Lagginhorn 4010m / 13,156'
via South Ridge AD III and IV from Hohsaas 3101m
3723m below the Festijoch attempting Dom 4545m / 14,911'
from Domhutte 2940m, and

 Mönchsjochhütte 3658m / 12,001'  attempting the Monch 4107m / 13,474'
from Jungfraujoch 3466m



2016



No Europe for the Ketchums this year :(

Kent solos Weisshorn 4505m / 14,783',
his 6th 4000m Alp,
the 9th highest summit in the Alps
via the East Ridge AD III- from the Weisshorn hut 2932m
 and Castor
4226m / 13,864',
his 7th 4000m Alp,
the 27th highest summit in the Alps
via SE Ridge F+ from Klein Matterhorm 3820m
This video is the remix, the original was muted due to copyright violations.

2015




Karin, Bob, Kathy, Kris, Kara, Cindy, Kathy and I tour London.
Kathy and I also visit Amsterdam and Paris.



Kent, Paul, Jed and I hike part of the Tour de Monte Rosa.
I bike up Alpe d'Huez 1778m / 5,832' 1077m vertical
from Le Bourg-d'Oisans 701m / 2,300'

Kent solos ZinalRothorn 4221m / 13,848',
his 4th 4000m Alp,
 the 28th highest summit in the Alps
via SE Ridge AD-, III from Rothornhütte 3198m
and Pollux 4092m / 13,425',
his 5th 4000m Alp,
 the 55th highest summit in the Alps
via SW Ridge PD+ from Klein Matterhorm 3820m
We also hiked part of Tour de Monto Rosa together along with Paul and Jed.

2014




I complete the Haute Route, attempt the Breithorn, and see MGMT at Montreux Jazz Festival.

Kent attempts ZinalRothorn and solos Breithorn 4165m / 13,665',
his 3rd 4000m Alp,
 the 39th highest summit in the Alps
via SSW Flank F+ from Klein Matterhorn 3820m
We also saw MGMT at Montreux Jazz Festival!

2013

No Europe for the Ketchums this year :(

Kent solos Obelgaberhorn 4063m / 13,330',
his 2nd 4000m Alp,
 
the 62nd highest summit in the Alps
via ENE Ridge AD, III+ from Rothornhütte 3198m


2012



Michael, Ray, Paul, Kent, and I hike 51km / 31.7 miles of the Haute Route
3620m /11,877' vertical up
4034m / 13,235' vertical down

We also tour Bern, Switzerland, Colmar and Eguisheim, France, and Munich, Germany



Bob, Karin, Kathy, CJ, Robby and I tour Venice, Cinque Terra, Pisa, Firenze, Roma, Napoli. Pompei, and Sorrento.

Kent solos the Matterhorn 4478m / 14,690',
his 1st 4000m Alp
 
the 12th highest summit in the Alps
via Hörnligrat NE Ridge / Normal Route AD- III- from Hörnlihütte 3260m

2007




Kathy, CJ, Robby and I tour Paris, Normandy, Mont St Michel, Loire Valley, Beynac-et-Cazenac, Carcassonne, Arles, Avignon, Pont du Gard, Villefrance-sur-Mer, and Monaco.

2005



Bob, Karin, Kathy, CJ, Robby and I tour Venice, Salzburg (Austria), Füssen (Germany), Mürren (Switzerland), Sestri Levante (Italy), Pisa, and Firenza.
We saw Kent's family in the Bernese Alps (Mürren).

2003





Bob, Karin, Kathy, CJ, Robby and I tour Roma, Ercolano, Sorrento, Pompei, Firenza, and Siena.