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Monte Rosa Climb - Switzerland's Highest Mountain

Starts: Sankt Niklaus, Switzerland
Finishes: Zermatt, Switzerland

Visit: Sankt Niklaus, Hermetje, Zermatt, Findeln, Zermatt

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Mountain Climbing

Overview

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A challenging walking and mountaineering holiday climbing Monte Rosa, the highest mountain in the Swiss Alps. Only Mont Blanc stands higher in the European Alps. Towering above the town of Zermatt, the many-summited massif of Monte Rosa presents a whole range of mountaineering challenges to those aspiring to go walking and climbing in the Alps. We have included three climbing peaks, Breithorn (4164m), Castor (4228m) and Pollux (4092m) to develop mountaineering skills and gain crucial acclimatization, before turning our attention to climbing the Dufourspitze (4634m), the highest peak in the Monte Rosa group. We make the ascent from the ultra modern Monte Rosa Hut (2795m) which is located on a rocky island in a veritable sea of glacial ice. We ascend Monte Rosa, via a long glacial approach and finally along the stunning West Ridge, to the highest point, the Dufourspitze. The views of the Alps, particularly Liskamm (4479m) and the Signalkuppe are simply breathtaking. This great week of alpine adventure makes use of superb Italian and Swiss mountain huts and is a great choice for anyone with some alpine or winter mountaineering experience.

Is this holiday for you?

This is an Alpine climbing trip led by professional IFMGA guides. It is an ideal trip for fit hillwalkers who have previous experience of using crampons and a single ice axe, either in the Alps or in the UK in winter. The four peaks included in the itinerary will provide a strenuous challenge on account of the height gained and the relatively high altitude. The expedition will involve roped glacier travel, easy snow-slope climbing, some easy scrambling and exposed ridges. Ropes, crampons and an ice axe will be used. Guiding is at a ratio of 1:2 during the ascents of Castor, Pollux and Monte Rosa.

Highlights

    • Four 4000 metre Alpine summits
    • IFMGA guides at 1:2 ratio on most summits
    • Free equipment hire for early bookers
    • All uplift included in the holiday price (worth up to 160)

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 161836
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: english

Starts: Sankt Niklaus, Switzerland
Finishes: Zermatt, Switzerland
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Challenging

Includes

  • Professional IFMGA Guide(s) 
  • Accommodation as described (3 nights Hotel, 4 nights Mountain Hut / Refuge)
  • Meals as detailed in the meal plan (7 breakfasts and 6 dinners)
  • All cable car and mountain railways as detailed in the itinerary

Excludes

  • Travel insurance 
  • Airport transfers 
  • Some meals as detailed in the meal plan 
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses - drinks, souvenirs etc.

Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,265 ($408/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Itinerary

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Switzerland St. Niklaus, Klein Matterhorn, Breithorn, Gandegg Hut, Pollux, Ayas Hut, Trockenersteg, Castor, Rotenboden, Monte Rosa, Gornergrat
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Mountain Climbing

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Whitney T 

The guide was wonderful! A very thoughtful, helpful guide. When weather prevented us from going up Mt. Rosa, He found alternate excursions for us. I truly feel that he was part of what made the trip great. I enjoyed my guide, the huts, and the hotel in Zermatt.

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Graham H 

All of the trip, the ridge on the Duforspitze was longer than expected, but really enjoyable & the traverse over the Breithorn to the central summit was excellent also. Have known about you for several years & know people that have travelled with you previously, who recommended you as a good company. I thought this was a well run trip with excellent & totally competent guides.

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