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


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

cackalackyclimberNormal Route
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2008


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


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

bc44caesarNormal Route, Traverse to Margherita Hut  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008


Started at the Margherita Hut at 3am, reached the summit around 10:30am. The traverse looked dicey, with a lot of snow-covered rock and unprotected moves, which, while easy, were often quite exposed. Long day, but rather exciting.
Posted Jul 9, 2008 4:54 am

RiccardoFrom Capanna Margherita  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2004


A wonderful day :-)
Panoramic views from Dufour
Posted Feb 11, 2008 4:14 am

CyrillDufourspitze 4634m  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2005


Beautiful Skitour to Dufourspitze 4634m.

my picture are here: Link to Dufourspitze 4634m
Posted Nov 9, 2007 3:09 am

gharleyNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007
The ascent was great. 14 of 18 climbers summitted that morning. It took Scott and I 7hrs 15 min to summit from Monte Rosa hut. Most decended down the east side between Nordend and Dufour, though we took the west ridge back due to a traffic jam. The down hill was long but we could glissade a bit. After a beer and some recovery time, we hiked back to Rotenboden to get back to town. The hike back to Rotenboden felt MUCH MUCH longer than on the way to the hut!

Tips: definitely scout out the moraine and crevasses the day before you climb. the path to ob plattje goes straight up through the middle of the moraine. follow the cairns.

I have a much more detailed account, pics, and video of the climb on my blog, though it could be considered a spoiler, your choice. http://gabeharley.blogspot.com
Posted Aug 27, 2007 1:05 pm

jvdmDufourspitze  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007


It is a long way from the Monte Rosa hut but the summit is so nice! Descended by the fixed rope on the east face. This contributed to the fun. I don't think the summit ridge is very nice on a windy day.
Posted Aug 19, 2007 5:36 am

mulidivaresetake a dream  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007


I have planned this climbing for many years. And every year there was something wrong that did not allowed me to take the challange.
also this year it seemed to be another time the wrong time but....

From Monterosahutte toghether with Daniele and Carlo. 5 hours and 30 min.
Wonderfull day, perfect snow, no wind. We climbed the normal way from Monterosahutte and then we went down by the roops on the Silbersattle side. Very convinient

Posted Jul 30, 2007 3:39 am

Griffithsfrom Capanna Margherita  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2005


Windy so the ridge was concerning but the rock on the ascent was good. Very enjoyable
Posted Jun 5, 2007 8:01 am

BritetteDufourspitze Traverse E to W  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1996


Climbed the SE arete and descended the W arete as part of a single day traverse of Monte Rosa Group from Klein Matterhorn to Nordend.
Posted May 25, 2007 2:20 pm

toppertMarinelli-couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2004


Nice climb in the last days of the saison. From the Mrainelli-bivouac, across the Marinelli-couloir to the Dufourspitze, then down to Zermatt and hitchhiked back to our car near Mattmark-stausee (near Saas).

Hit&Run from Holland when the conditions where perfect. I climbed with Maarten Pluymaekers.
Posted Nov 16, 2006 12:40 pm

DoJoRoute Climbed - from Silbersattel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 1997


Ascend via Silbersattel from Monte Rosa Hütte
Posted Nov 12, 2006 5:15 pm

David_Hollandtraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006


Climb it from Zumstein, make traverse to the Monte Rosa hut, great day! Second time on the summit.
Posted Jul 15, 2006 2:40 pm

TrabalonNormal Route  Sucess!


I climbed normal route of Dufouspitze with my friend Pepe in 2001. In 7 days we climbed Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and Matterhorn. Both very very happy.
The route is very beautiful. Is a complete climb, glacier, rock-ridge, ice-rigge. More beautiful thhan Mont Blanc!
Posted Feb 28, 2006 5:20 pm

EQUUSRoute Climbed: Normal Route from MonterosaHutte by Sattle Date Climbed: Aug 1996  Sucess!


Long exposed tour. After descent we were so exhausted that we decided to stay next night in the hutte.
Posted Nov 6, 2005 6:04 pm

TodoVerticalRoute Climbed: Normal (Guiding) Date Climbed: Some day of July 2005  Sucess!


We were the only ones of 9 parties to summit that day. Wind, cold, sonw, ..... bad, bad, bad day !!!
Posted Sep 22, 2005 2:58 pm

athpalRoute Climbed: Normal from Monte Rosa Hut Date Climbed: 16 August 2005  Sucess!


After a snowfall in the previous evening we woke up at 1:30 a.m. with a perfect weather. We started our way up at 3:30 a.m.. The view in the way up and in the ridge was perfect and the weather conditions were very good but a little windy. Perfect summit day !
Posted Aug 22, 2005 6:15 am

bradeRoute Climbed: Normal from Monte Rosa Htt. Date Climbed: 31 July 2005  Sucess!


With Marius Alba from Romania. We met for the first time the day before summit attack. We did it in 5 hours to the summit. Perfect weather. Nice rocks at the last part before summit. The party at Camping in Zermatt was great :)
Posted Aug 8, 2005 2:08 pm

Samuli MansikkaRoute Climbed: Normal from Monte Rosa Hut Date Climbed: June 17th  Sucess!

Samuli Mansikka

We were seriously prepared to make the traverse over Dufourspitze and on to Zumsteinspitze and further on to the Monte Rosa Traverse.

Camped at the 4300 m on the glacier and started early the next morning.

Wind was really strong and the snow conditions a bit difficult and restraining. The snow pack had a 2-3 cm ice coating which did not support your weight. Instead you punged through the knee deep wet snow.

The rocky ridge was as beautiful as before and we made it to the top in pretty good time.

The ridge down towards Zumsteinspitze was coated with a thick pack of loose snow. After trying it out for a while we decided that it would take us too much time to descend and then make it to the Margerita Hut.

So we descended the couloir from the summit of Dufourspitze to the Silbersattel and set our camp there. The highest camping I've done in the Alps and what a setting!
Posted Jul 18, 2005 4:53 am

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