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bc44caesarFrom Signalkuppe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008


After a long day climbing the Dufourspitze, we made an easy day of hiking some of the easy summits near Signalkuppe on the way to the Gnifetti Hut - lots of good photo opportunities!
Posted Jul 9, 2008 5:00 am

bruno baschungmonte rosa traverse  Sucess!

bruno baschung

one of monte rosa main peaks, nice snowy ridge to cross. Easy climbing

bruno baschung
Posted Jun 15, 2008 3:01 pm

jasonconnellStandard route  Sucess!


Climbed in great weather as part of the Frontier traverse.
Posted Nov 24, 2007 10:00 pm

CyrillParrotspitze 4432m  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2003


Beautiful tour to the Parrotspitze 4432m

photos are here: Parrotspitze 4432m
Posted Nov 9, 2007 10:42 am

GriffithsTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005


Bivi'd after a great day of climbing
Posted Jun 5, 2007 8:30 am

hanswFom the Sella hut  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2000


From the Sella hut we went over Il Naso (4100 meter) on to the Monte Rosa trail. In good but windy conditions we traversed the Parrotspitze before reaching the Margherita hut on top Signalkuppe. Coming next morning there was no visibility and we had to cancel Zumsteinspitze and Dufourspitze and instead delicately find our way down the Grenzgletscher to the Monte Rosa hut in poor visibility. (July 27, 2000).
Posted Mar 10, 2006 10:31 pm

ilukaRoute Climbed: Crossing Ridge Date Climbed: July 29, 2005  Sucess!


A great ridge run with awesome views on a clear day. Pretty airy in spots and a fall would not be nice but not much in the way of technical challenges.
Posted Sep 8, 2005 9:55 pm

bradeRoute Climbed: Normal from Monte Rosa Htt., Crossing Ridge Date Climbed: 28 July 2005  Sucess!


Solo. Nice airy ridge. With strong wind on that day it was not so easy.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 1:43 pm

Samuli MansikkaRoute Climbed: North-East ridge Date Climbed: June 23th 2005  Sucess!

Samuli Mansikka

Parrotspitze was the last summit of our (Tuomas and I) Monte Rosa Traverse. After summitting Signalkuppe and Zumsteinspitze earlier the same day we took the North-East ridge to the top. The view to Italy was splendid.

We traversed the mountain to start our descent to Zermatt via Monte Rosa Hut.

The upper part of Grenzgletscher was in pretty good condition with lots of snow covering the crevasses. The glacier became terrible when we passed the Liskamm. We were very cautious and progressed slowly probing the snow. Even so both of us plunged a foot into a crevasse several times.

Tired and soaked wet we made it to Zermatt in good time.
Posted Jul 18, 2005 4:37 pm

mulidivareseRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 8th August 2003  Sucess!


Traversing from Zumstein to the Balmenhorn
Posted Jul 11, 2005 3:07 pm

erik_ravenstijnRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: 8-may-2005  Sucess!


It was a very windy day to do the Parrotspitze. We used at some parts slinges and ice screws because we were scared to be blown of the ridge. When it is not windy, the ridge should be easy. It is quite flat and not so narrow, but still not a walk in the park of course.

Posted May 20, 2005 10:59 am

flearretaRoute Climbed: Traverse Lyskamm-Signalkuppe Date Climbed: August 29, 2004  Sucess!


A long day starting in the Quintino Sella hut at 6AM and ending atop the Marguerita Hut in the summit of Signalkuppe at 3PM. Took us 2 hours from Sella hut to Felikjoch and then an addtional 3 hours to complete the whole Lyskamm traverse up to the Lisjoch. From there, 1 hour to the summit of Ludwighohe, another hour to the summit of Parrotspitze and additional 1.5 hour to the top of Signalkuppe. Then a good night sleep at 4560 meters in the Marguerita hut ;).
Posted Sep 8, 2004 1:18 pm

andrea.itRoute Climbed: from gnifetti hut Date Climbed: august 2001  Sucess!


Thrree small summit all together.But so busy!!..Remind me Rimini beach in august...
Posted May 11, 2004 11:24 am

Mathias ZehringRoute Climbed: traverse from Seser Joch to Lisjoch Date Climbed: August 1st 2003  Sucess!

Mathias Zehring

After we had climbed Dufourspitze in the morning it was already afternoon when we decided to climb Parrotspitze in addition - of course it was a honor for me to visit "my" mountain. After that we descended directly via Mantova hut to the Gressoney valley, 2800 m of elevation difference which I would not recommend if you have problems with your knees.
Posted Sep 8, 2003 4:38 pm

VelebitRoute Climbed: from Rif. Gnifetti Date Climbed: August 14th 2003  Sucess!


Unfortunately Parrot Spitze was our consolation peak but nice consolation it was. On that day we were suppose to climb Signalkuppe and Zumstein Spitze but did not because of bad forecast in the afternoon. We started at 6am from Rif. Gnifetti. Finally, after Bernina and Vincent Pyramid, I acclimatized properly so ascent was easy and enjoyable. As we reached Col de Lys, Dufour Spitze and Signalkuppe began to disappear in the clouds. We reached Parrotspitze summit in 3 hours. On the summit we were alone, occasionally accompanied by clouds. 'Bad' weather came before it was forecasted. On the descent towards Rif. Gnifetti it began to snow which was amazing contrast to 45C temperatures we experienced on the way to Alagna. I have to come back to climb Signal, Zumstein and Dufour.
Posted Aug 16, 2003 9:05 am

mpaTraverse Parrotspitze  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2002


see martin74 below...
Posted Jul 29, 2003 4:09 am

FredORoute Climbed: Normalroute from Ludwigshohe. Date Climbed: July 11, 2002  Sucess!


We descend to the Piodejoch (4283 m) and climb over an rather airy - but beautiful - firngrat to the summit of the Parrotspitze. When we look over the other side, we see a 500 meter drop of snow, ice and rocks. You don't want to fall here. You'll be having far too much time to think about what is going to happen to you...
Posted Aug 23, 2002 2:44 pm

GertiƱoRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 11 July 2002  Sucess!
Coming from Rifugio Gnifetti, after having climber Corno Nero and Ludwigshoehe, we reached the summit around 10.30 AM in perfect weather conditions.

Then we went on to Punta Gnifetti, where we spent the night in Rifugio Margherita (4.559 m).

Posted Jul 21, 2002 11:08 am

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