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Across the Dufourspitze

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Across the Dufourspitze

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing

 

Page By: David_Holland

Created/Edited: Jul 17, 2006 / Jul 17, 2006

Object ID: 208131

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Across the Dufourspitze

With this Album i like to give you a view of the traverse of the Dufourspitze i have made om 9 july 2006. We start at Punta Gniffeti in the Reg. Margheritahut, first to the Zumsteinspitze, from there down to the SE ridge of the Dufourspitze, up to the summit and then down to the Monte Rose hut over the Monte Rosa hut. The SE ridge is at some places 2/3 UIAA rock, the W-ridge down 2. A great way to climb the Dufourspitze.

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hanswVery good and informative.

hansw

Voted 10/10

I had to abandon this tour in 2000 due to bad weather (didn’t see a thing from the Margherita hut). Looking at your pictures makes you feel you were there. Thanks for posting them.
Posted Jul 18, 2006 9:00 am

David_HollandThanks!!

David_Holland

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Thanks! It was a great tour. I had already climbed the Dufour from The other side some years ago but this trip was compleet!
Posted Jul 18, 2006 11:22 am

turistoalpinistaVery nice album

turistoalpinista

Voted 10/10

What route is harder from Zumstein or from Sattel?What do you think?
Thank you.
TA
Posted Sep 17, 2006 7:47 am

David_HollandRe: Very nice album

David_Holland

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Thanx! Technical there is not a big difference, from Zumstein its a bit more technical in rock(2/3). But the route over the sattel is a very long one, a long way over the glacier. Between Zumstin and dufour there is a (what i call scary;) very narrow snowridge were you have to be very carefull, but if you have pass it its a very nice climb up, just a part 3 UIAA on top off the ridge just under the summit. From the sattel its 2 UIAA. If you like to climb the dufour i can recommend you to do the across from Ref. Reg. Margharita and down to Zermatt. I climbed Dufour before from the Monte rosa hutte op and the same way back but thats a long one, the across is very interresting and you climb Zumstein also, thats two 4000ers in one day ;)
Greets! David
Posted Sep 17, 2006 8:44 am

turistoalpinistaRe: Very nice album

turistoalpinista

Voted 10/10

Thank you very much.Dufour is challenge for me and I am going to climb it.Maybe next year,I don't know exactly.
Cheers.
TA
Posted Sep 17, 2006 9:00 am

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