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SarahThompsonWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2013

SarahThompson

Climbed the West Ridge from the Monte Rosa Hut. Conditions on the Monte Rosa Glacier were a bit tenuous and I broke into a crevasse up to my thigh in the middle of the night on the ascent! Descended the couloir to the Silbersattel and climbed Nordend before returning to the hut. Bluebird weather. Incredible day.
Posted Sep 7, 2013 5:58 pm

atavistWarm up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

atavist

I spent a day in Zermatt waiting for my luggage to catch up from a missed connection in Moscow. Once received I hiked up to camp at Gornegrat. The next day was light as I just moved camp to 3310m above Monte Rosa hut. The following morning I got started at 5:45, made it up to Silberpatter and Nordend (9:20am) before ascending the descent gully to Dufourspitze. I went down the opposite ridge and back to the hut by 2pm. Then back to town same day by 7pm. Good conditions all day.
Posted Jul 29, 2013 1:42 am

markhallamRepeat visit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013

markhallam

I first climbed Dufour via a tented camp on Swiss normal route 22 years ago, when I turned back from continuing with the harder 'Italian' normal route from Signalkuppe. Funnily enough I had turned back on the same route coming the other way 9 years earlier - in both instances due to poor conditions.
But this time did the Italian route successfully with rgg & Alasdair. Quite a sensational route - and first 'AD' route for me for many a year.
Posted Jul 14, 2013 2:02 pm

rggA beautiful day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013

rgg

On a beautiful day Alistair, Mark and I climbed from the Italian side, starting at Capanna Margherita. The route was in fine shape. There was some snow on the rocks, but it was all pretty solid. The saddle between the Zumsteinspitze and Dufourspitze, of which I had read some scary stories, was a bit corniced, but not seriously so.
After the climb, we returned ovet the Zumsteinspitze, then descended to the Punta Indren lift station and went down to the valley.
Posted Jul 8, 2013 4:21 am

slantycheeseMy first 4000er! Normal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012

slantycheese

My first ascent of a 4000er - talk about starting at the deep end! An amazing first experience - though there was some fitness lacking, I saw it through to the end with my partner. A 7 hour slog up to the Silber Sattel, with amazing views down into northern Italy, and stunning weather conditions. The small couloir to the Dufour summit adds some flavour to an otherwise monotonous ascent. We also ascended the Nordend to bag the 2nd highest Swiss peak, and then humped down to the Monte Rosa hut.

Leave in plenty of time as the way back to the Roten Boden is a bitch after such a long day, and we just about made the last train home to Bern.

Would liked to have tried from a different hut, as I'm not a huge fan of the big commercial Monte-Rosa hut - more like a hotel, and the food is only standard fare, not nearly as good or as well laid on in other, less well known huts.

More here at - http://www.ansgarschanz.de/dufour.shtml
Posted Jun 24, 2013 5:16 am

highpointaVia west ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2012
Fought firece winds on the west ridge but prevailed while many other parties came undone that day.
Posted Jun 18, 2013 7:38 pm

ValthoSilbersattel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012

Valtho

Due to 1 meter fresh snow a few days before we could only reach the summit via the Silbersattel.
Posted Sep 9, 2012 9:43 am

selinunte01Normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012

selinunte01

from the usually fully booked new Monte Rosa Hütte. Good conditions up to Sattel, very hard snow and iced rocks on the summit ridge - perfect sunny day. Agony in my feet when walking back to Rotenboden station.
Posted Aug 24, 2012 10:38 am

goodwilsonNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

goodwilson

Climbed the peak after Matterhorn
Posted Nov 12, 2011 2:18 pm

markhallamNormal route via tented camp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 1991

markhallam

Climbed this route right at the end of the season, last few days of September that year - very cold, but fantastic views especially down into Italy. Carried full camping gear to the top intending to traverse the mountain, but the ridge was plastered in unstable powder snow so we ended up carrying it all back down the way we came.
Posted Dec 29, 2010 1:48 am

Ivonastart from bivy at Utere Plattje
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Ivona

great snow conditions,good weather but very windy and cold day.Me and my colleague Ania reached the ridge and backed from the last snow pitch before the summit because of Ania's problems with frozen hands and feet.Very long way down via deep and big cravesses made impression on us.Mountain worth of coming back
Posted Sep 17, 2010 12:48 pm

Buthrakaurnormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2009
Perfect weather, nice climb.
Posted Mar 26, 2010 4:45 pm

project360Best climb so far...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009

project360

Perfect night, great climb, I love the mountains
Posted Oct 14, 2009 11:17 pm

boriskrielenRoute climbed: westridge solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2009

boriskrielen

Climbed the normal route solo a few days ago. Weather started nice. When reaching the summitridge clouds came in with a strong wind,makning the final part quite exciting. Descending in a complete whiteout was also time consuming. Especially cause most snowbridges had by now disappeared. Plan was at first tomake a double with Nordend, but unfortunately the weather had other plans. Will be back one day for Nordend. :-)
Posted Oct 8, 2009 8:30 am

sokolxxxNormal from Schweiz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

sokolxxx

Alone... nice
Posted Sep 16, 2009 5:33 pm

mooliczekNormal Route from MRH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2009

mooliczek

We had an incredible luck with only one day of a good weather. Started at 3:30 AM from a bivy at Untere Plattje, we reached the summit 7 hours later. Great snow conditions at start, got bit nasty later on, in the afternoon. The summit ridge was mid-covered with snow, some tough ice found also there. We got back to our bivy at 4 PM. Very satisfied!

Trip report (in Polish) and some pictures from our climb - see here
Posted Aug 27, 2009 11:28 am

philoPolish day on Dufourspitze  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009

philo

We climbed Dufourspitze via normal route from our tents puttend on 3300 m (above Monte Rosa Hutte). It was a polish day on that mountain becasuse all 4 teams that climbed it via normal route were polish.
Posted Aug 22, 2009 3:57 pm

hernbergOn the summit at sunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

hernberg

Normal route from our camp above the monte rosa hut
Posted Aug 22, 2009 4:01 am

cackalackyclimberNormal Route
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2008

cackalackyclimber

Made it to the beginning of the rock above the icy slope around 4500m and had to turn back due to temps of -13C & winds around 100k/hr. We had to turn back the day before much lower down also due to poor conditions. 50cm of fresh snow on the glaciers also made the going a bit more difficult. Despite tough conditions and missing the summit, it was a tremendous climb with unparalleled scenery!
Posted Aug 10, 2009 1:53 pm

JanVanGenkNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2009

JanVanGenk

Climbed from a bivouac site a few hundred meters above the Monte Rosa hut. Cold, windy (especially the summit ridge), lots of snow on the summit ridge. Some tricky solo climbing on the ridge. Great views! The weather closed in as soon as I climbed down from the summit.
Posted Jul 14, 2009 12:15 pm

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