In May on Dufourspitze

A crowning finish of the Skitouring season


Region: Valais, Switzerland
Fitness Kondition
Technic Technik
maximum participants: 2
Prices: 1 person Euro 1190.-, 2 persons Euro 675.-

Tour Character

High Alpine ski crossing, mostly on glaciers. Technically difficult, long climbs and ski runs in absolutely stunning western alpine terrain.

Required Skill and Fitness Level

Skill: You are a good skier, your stem turns are reliable in any snow conditions up to slopes of 35 degrees. You don’t mind switchbacks in exposed terrain. Carrying of your skis in slopes of 40 degrees with crampons.

Fitness: 5 to 9 hour climbs per day plus 2 to 3 hour ski runs.


Meeting point: Zermatt 3920, Schweiz

Tour Description

It’s an ambitious goal to climb the second highest summit of the Alps with Tour skis. Just the access to the Monte Rosa Hut over the Schwarztor (“Black Gate”) leaves a huge Impression. The long climb to the Dufourspitze, which begins early in the second half of the night, requires motivation and perseverance. But when the first sunbeams hit us on the “saddle” and we climb the west ridge like a “stairway to heaven” to its highest point, all the effort is quickly forgotten. And if we reach the 3000 m lower Zermatt with skis on our feet that is still the “speckle” on the i.

Details

  • Number of participants: Max. 2 per guide.
  • Services included: tour organization, reservations, guiding by a state approved mountain and ski guide including his expenses.
  • Services excluded: 1 alpine hut accommodation, food and transfers.
  • Accommodations: New Monte Rosa Hut.
  • Misc: Insurances (accident, travel cancellation) at customer’s responsibility. Please refer to general terms and conditions.

Day 1
Meeting point in Zermatt. By train to the Klein Matterhorn - Breithorn (4164m) or Castor (4225m) - Schwarztor - Descent over the Black Glacier - Climb to the New Monte Rosa hut. Alternative approach over the "Roten Boden" and the Gorner Glacier.

900 m

1600 m

5 hours

Day 2
Over the Monte Rosa glacier on the "saddle", here ski depot - over the west ridge (some parts UIAA III-) on the Dufourspitze - descent and ski run to the Gornergletscher - depending on conditions optional descent through the Gornerschlucht to Zermatt or ascent to the Rotenboden - by the Gornergratbahn to Zermatt.

1800 m

up to 3000 m

10 hours

Video „In May on Dufourspitze“.


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