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Monte Rosa Climb: Switzerland's Highest Mountain

Starts: Sankt Niklaus, Switzerland
Finishes: Zermatt, Switzerland

Visit: Sankt Niklaus, Hermetje, 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 two mountaineering peaks, Breithorn (4164m) and Pollux (4092m) and one climbing peak, Riffelhorn (2927m), 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.

Highlights

    • Climb three 4000 metre Alpine summits
    • Stay at the environmentally friendly Monte Rosa hut
    • Fantastic acclimatization on the Breithorn, Pollux and the Riffelhorn
    • Stunning views of the Matterhorn, Liskamm and the Signalkuppe
    • Free Equipment hire worth 100 is available for this holiday

Trip Details

The Trip

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

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

Includes

  • Professional IFMGA Guide(s)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Meals as detailed in the meal plan

Excludes

Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,385 ($423/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: Strict

Trip Notes

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

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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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KE Adventure Travel

KE is your number one choice for classic treks such as Everest Basecamp in Nepal, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Toubkal in Morocco or the Tour du Mont Blanc in the European Alps. Our record is also second-to-none on climbing expeditions to peaks as diverse as Mera Peak in Nepal, Mount Khuiten in Mongolia and Monte Rosa in Switzerland

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