Description:The Zinalrothorn 4221m: It is a "leaning 4000er", he is standing a slope :-) who has massiv and constant climbing at 3rd degree. Before you can even start your tour, you must cope with 1600m altitude difference (4-5 hours) to reach the Rothorn-Hut from Zermatt. The Rothorn-Hut at 3198m is an original (similar to the Tracuit-Hut), but often overcrowded.
After having achieved the Matterhorn, this time we had again the pleasure to use the climbing iron almost everytime. Not only more difficult but also more strenous. Today the condition was snowy and frosty. The Zinalrothorn is a classic alpin climbing peak with a lot of solid rocks. Biner-Platte has several shiny
hooks which is quite comfortable and probably saved a lot of lifes.
> Route: Zermatt - Rothorn-Hut - Trift glacier - Eseltschuggen - south east ridge - Biner Platte - Zinalrothorn - Zermatt.
> Difficulty: ZS (AD) / III. Route No. 367 & 594.
> Time required: 4-5 hours for the ascent.
> Guide book: "Hochtouren im Wallis" from Hermann Biner or "Clubführer Walliser Alpen No.3 vom Col Collon zum Theodulpass" from Maurice Brandt.
> Link to Zinalrothorn 4221m: >www.zinalrothorn-tour.ch
Written and climbed by: Cyrill
If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me: [email protected]
Accommodations- Rothorn hut 3198n: Link to the Rothurn hut
- Mountet hut 2886m: Link to the Mountet hut