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SarahThompsonSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2013


Made a quick trip up the sharp South Ridge from Silbersattel after climbing Dufuorspitze. Very nice! Had perfect weather.
Posted Sep 7, 2013 6:05 pm

atavistBonus peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013


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 Silbersattel 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 1:46 am

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


Done on the same day as the Dufour, approaching from the Silber Sattel. The last portion is more interesting, with impressive drops right down into Italy, but reasonable rope skills suffice.

More here: http://www.ansgarschanz.de/dufour.shtml

Posted Jun 24, 2013 5:17 am

Valthovia Silbersattel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012


Climbed Nordend after Dufour on a day with perfect weather conditions. 5 days before 1 meter fresh snow was fallen at the Monte Rosa summits.
Posted Sep 9, 2012 9:40 am

andrea.itSki route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2011


Ski route from Monterosa hutte. 5.45 hours.
Posted May 9, 2011 8:20 am

JanVanGenkNormal route from Silbersattel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2010


Fresh snow and very strong wind on the ridge. Summit rocks icy. Approach route to Silbersattel is quite spectacular - zigzagging between huge seracs.
Posted Aug 13, 2010 12:32 pm

mulidivareseNormal with too much snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008


After 2 days of stroms and snowing, we reached the top.
Just few (following our path) tried to reach dufour, unsucesfully for the too much snow.
Over 4000 meters more than 40cm of fresh snow required all our energy to reach the top.
Cornices, steped rocks full of snow: wonderfull but exhausting
Valerio, Carlo, Marco
Posted Jul 28, 2008 2:29 am

GriffithsArete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2005


Clmbed after Dufourspitze, very long walk out when exhausted
Posted Jun 5, 2007 8:05 am

BritetteArete S  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1996


Ascended and descended the S arete. Sumited around 11am.Beautiful weather and a great but long day. This was the last of seven 4000ers I climbed in 12 hour period. Left KM at midnight and hit everything along the way to this point. I was toast.
Posted May 25, 2007 2:35 pm

toppertVia the W-Buttress  Sucess!


.. and down via the normal route.
Posted Nov 17, 2006 11:41 am

Samuli MansikkaRoute Climbed: From the Silbersattel Date Climbed: June 18th 2005  Sucess!

Samuli Mansikka

After our retreat from the Monte Rosa traverse we descended from the summit of Dufourspitze to Silbersattel where we camped.

It wasn't a long way from the sattel to the summit of Nordend.

Achtung! There is a huge cornice in half way of the snow ridge. In June you could not easily see it because of the icy surface of it and it's surroundings. Try to keep a good distance to the edge. I accidentaly pushed my foot though the cornice and it would have been a long and steep way to Italy.
Posted Jul 18, 2005 4:59 am

kmjonesRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: summer 1998  Sucess!
A few years ago now ... basically a big snow walk, a long way up from the Monte Rosa hut especially if you're the first up for some days and there's new snow. The ridge towards the top is sensational and the summit feels like a fairly far-out place to be. There is a small turret of rock at the summit -to the amazement of me and my mate, a pair of french-speaking mountaineers who had followed us up the route didn't fancy the last climb up the (snowy) rocks and turned back. I hope that was a joint decision ...
Posted Sep 1, 2004 7:37 am

Mathias ZehringRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: August 9th 1997  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1997

Mathias Zehring

Nordend was the unplanned end of a one-week-trip that started at Simplon pass and that was changed several times in between. 4 of our group of 8 reached the top. We choosed Nordend because it is more easy than Dufourspitze and we did well. Only 2 other climbers did it and the final snow ride was extraordinary.
Posted Apr 25, 2004 10:58 am

kletterwebbiRoute Climbed: Cresta Santa Catherina Date Climbed: Juli 1998  Sucess!


We climbed the Cresta Santa Catherina from Città-di-Gallarate Bivy. An awesome, epic route. There are some really great pitches.
Posted Aug 21, 2002 4:07 am

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