Dufourspitze Mountain Tour: Switzerland’s highest peak (4,634 meters)

Well prepared and acclimated for the highest peak in Switzerland (CH) | 5 days

This week consists of training and a route specifically geared to this summit. You will be well acclimated and in top shape to conquer this highlight. Over the course of the week you’ll gradually prepare for the Dufourspitze challenge. You will practice learning by doing, getting training right in the field.

Ausrüstung Kostenlos
EQUIPMENT
Try out the latest MAMMUT equipment for free. At all of our training courses we offer extensive opportunities for testing our MAMMUT safety equipment. Plus, you can rent skis and snowshoes in winter.
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GUARANTEED COURSE/TOUR PROVISION
Our minimum group size of three participants for these offers enables us to guarantee a high degree of certainty in terms of provision going ahead. Enjoy the additional benefit of even more focused guidance in a small group environment.
Technique
intermediate

Experience of easy to intermediate level mountain tours required; Terrain: moderately steep with short steeper/exposed rock sections (grade I-II), ice and firn sections; Alpine technique: basic course or similar basic knowledge

Condition
demanding

Duration from 8 to 10 hours, up to approx. 1,800 vertical meters, approx. 350 vertical meters per hour.

Small group

3-6 participants per mountain guide (Dufourspitze 3 participants per mountain guide)

Meeting place

12.00 a.m. Zermatt train station

Departure

Approx. 1 p.m. Zermatt train station

Accommodation

Rifugio del Theodulo 3317 m

Hotel BaseCamp, Riedstrasse 20, 3920 Zermatt

Monte-Rosa-Hut SAC 2883 m

Services
Included

Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide, rental equipment, accommodation with half board: 3 x hut, 1 x hotel

Not included

Travel to the course (Parking fee CHF 15.50/day), transport (cablecar), snacks and drinks, a CHF 12 per night (approx.) hut tax for non-SAC members

Program
Day 1
Arrival in Zermatt, welcome and information provided by the mountain guide. Travel by mountain railway to Trockener Steg station. Training in walking with crampons, handling ice axes, climbing with ropes. Trekking over the Theodul Glacier to the Theodul Hut. Rock training at Theodulhorn. (Distance: 4 km. Duration: approx. 2 hours. Ascent/Descent: 500/0 vertical meters)
Day 2
Ascent over the Theodul Glacier to the Breithorn (4,164 meters). This majestic 4,000-meter summit with glorious view is easy to climb. Training on steep firn. Descent towards Gandegg Hut. Travel by mountain railway to Zermatt. (Distance: 12 km. Duration: 5 hours. Ascent/Descent: 800/1,200 vertical meters)
Day 3
Travel by train to Rotenboden, then along the panoramic trail to the Gorner Glacier. Over Gorner Glacier to the glacial moraine. Then along the new path to the Monte Rosa Hut. Here you’ll have time to bask in the magical glacial atmosphere and prepare for summit day. (Distance: 7.5 km. Duration: 3.5 hours. Ascent/Descent: 450/350 vertical meters)
Day 4
Early in the morning, at around 2 a.m., you’ll leave the hut and climb at a steady pace up to the Monte Rosa Glacier, where the final ridge begins. After approx. 6-7 hours of ascent, you will reach the highest peak in Switzerland: Dufourspitze (4,634 meters). Descent back to Monte Rosa Hut for the last evening. (Distance: 13 km. Duration: 13 hours. Ascent/Descent: 1,800/1,800 vertical meters)
Day 5
Hike along the hut path to the Gorner Glacier, then back to Rotenboden. Travel by train to Zermatt, where the tour ends. (Distance: 7 km. Duration: approx. 3.5 hours. Ascent/Descent: 400/400 vertical meters)
equipment
Rental equipment

Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented:

  • Climbing harness with 2 screwgate carabinners and 1 prusik
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
Technical equipment
  • Climbing harness with 2 screwgate Carabinners and 1 prusik
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
  • Backpack approx. 30l with rain cover
  • Gaiter (optional)
  • Telescopic trekking poles (optional)
Clothing
  • Hardshell jacket (wind- and waterproof)
  • Hardshell or softshell pants
  • Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • Short/long functional underwear
  • Cap/headband and hat
  • 2 pairs of gloves (1 thin pair, 1 warm, windproof and waterproof pair)
  • Functional socks and spare socks
  • Mountaineering shoes (at least ankle-deep, hard sole)
Overnight cottage
  • Own toiletries, ear plugs if required
  • clothes to wear in the hut and the hotel (Minimum)
  • slipper socks are at the hut
  • Sleeping bag liner made of silk or cotton (for hygienic reasons)
  • SAC/Alpine Club member card (if avalaible)
Food
  • breakfast and dinner in a hotel or a hut
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be bought in the village or at the hut
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)
Various
  • Sunglasses and ski goggles
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • half fare travelcard (if existing)
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • headlamp or flashlight with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
Available
22.07. - 26.07.2019
duration: 5 days, Mon-Fri
state: available
CHF 1'645.00
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more dates
available, guaranteed execution
12.08. - 16.08.2019
Tourguide
Patrick Keller
duration: 5 days, Mo-Fr
state: available
(guaranteed execution)
CHF 1'645.00
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