Monte Rosa 4'000 m. Peak Tour
Photo by Freddy, The Monte Rosa massif seen
If you are a lover of spectacular glaciated mountains, you are
in for a treat. We start in Zermatt, Switzerland, enjoy a tram
ride up to the Kleine Matterhorn, collecting the first two (Breithorn
and Pollux) of the 12 possible 4000 meter peaks in the Monte Rosa
area. We cross over into Italy to stay in their huts, where they
serve their famous pasta and, naturally, they have espresso machines
for the finest coffee. We continue over Castor, Liskamm west/east
peak, Balmhorn, Pyramid Vincent, Ludwigshoehe, Parrotspitz, Signalkuppe
and Zumsteinspitz. The final icing on the cake is the highest peak
in Switzerland, the Dofourspitz, where we stay in the highest hut
in Europe, the Cabana Margarita at 4554 meters. It is like climbing
multiple Mt. Rainer's!
The tour is rated PD to AD, mostly 40/50-degree ice
Meet in Zermatt and check the equipment. Spend the night in Zermatt.
Take the tram to Kleine Matterhorn from which we climb the Breithorn
4165 m. and Pollux 4091m. We stay in a small Italian hut run by
the local guides, Cabana di Mezzalama.
Climb the Castor 4226 m. and down climb to the Cabana Quintino
Cross over the Liskamm east to west 4527 meter if the conditions
are very good and the participant is un very strong physical
condition and very skilled on the crampons, if not we traverse over
the Corno Nero 4321 m. to the Cabana Mantova.
Traverse over Balmhorn 4167 m. Pyramid Vincent 4215 m. Punta Giordani
4046 m. Ludwigshoehe
4341 m. Parrotspitz 4436 m. to Signalkuppe 4556 m. where we stay
in the Cabana di Margarita.
Climb the Zumsteinspitz 4563 m. and traverse over to the Doufourspitz
to the Monte Rosa hut if conditions are very good and the the
participant is well acclimatized, physically strong and safe on the
crampons. Otherwise, we travel down to the Monte Rosa hut and out to
mid June- end of July
Cost: CHF 4,790.00 (1 person) CHF 2,855.00 (per person with 2 person)
Includes: hut fees, 5 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 6 day climb
Previous mountaineering experience required.
Photo by Freddy. The view from the Doufourspitz
Photo by Freddy. Climber on the Doufourspitz
Photo by Freddy. View of the Breithorn
Photo by Freddy. View of the Monte Rosa
Photo by Freddy. Climbers approaching the
summit of Doufourspitz
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