Great hike today with Nancy. We summited Mt. Rosa (11,500 ft). I would recommend waiting until more snow melts - we had lots of snow drifts once we got onto Nelson's trail, and particularly on the track to the summit. In many places it made it impossible to find the track and so had to do a fair amount of bushwhacking until trail could be rediscovered. Snow was hip-deep in places and had many fall-throughs to knee/thigh/hip depth. Definitely made it more adventuresome and athletic. Could do with snow shoes but you'd end up carrying them a long way. We used yaktraks and that maybe helped a little on some of the ice. Lots of fun, though!