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Pierre smetsersRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: 8th august 2002  Sucess!

Pierre smetsers

just passing by en after the summit we went back to zermatt via the grensgletjer. On the top photo you see my friends
Posted Oct 5, 2003 5:02 pm

Rahel Maria LiuRoute Climbed: Monte-Rosa-Treaverse Date Climbed: August 2, 2003  Sucess!

Rahel Maria Liu

Due to bad conditions on Täschhorn - Dom - Traverse, my friends Anton, Albert and Albrecht returned to Germany, so that we did not try it this year. Instead I called some other friends from the German Alpine Club in Ulm, who just came down from Grand Combin. Within 2 hours we decided to make this traverse, although we all do not like glacier walking, which is the main part of the whole trip, if you want to make the Monte-Rosa-traverse.

Finally, Wolfgang, Andreas, Michael and I climbed this traverse Signalkuppe - Zumsteinspitze - Dufourspitze on a very sunny day and with best rockclimbing conditions. Wolfgang and I climbed without using any rope.

We started the whole trip from Monte-Rosa-Hut, climbed Grenzglacier up to Rif. Magherita and returned to Monte-Rosa-Hut after the traverse. All glaciers had very big crevasses.
Posted Aug 25, 2003 4:48 pm

Mathias ZehringRoute Climbed: traverse and back Date Climbed: August 1st 2003  Sucess!

Mathias Zehring

3 years ago Zumsteinspitze was the highlight of a week's trip. But this time - after two nights at Cap. Margherita - it was only a markstone on our trip to Dufourspitze. Easy to reach from Col Gnifetti plain. The descent from Zumsteinspitze to Grenzsattel needs caution. Climbing back upwards these 120 m in the afternoon was very exhausting.
Posted Aug 6, 2003 5:41 pm

martin184Route Climbed: Normal route, from Punta Gnifetti Date Climbed: July 12, 2003  Sucess!


We came to Zumsteinspitze at 11 am and stayed there almost one hour (!) to take a lot of pictures. The view was magnificent - the colossal Dufourspitze, Lyskamm, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc in the distance. Never going to forget this.
Posted Aug 6, 2003 4:32 pm

mpaNormal route / traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2002


see martin74 below...
Posted Jul 29, 2003 4:08 am

ChandraRoute Climbed: normal from Rifugio Mantova afterwards we traversed to Punta Gnifetti Date Climbed: July 19th, 2003  Sucess!


Great weather, breathtaking summitview (especially down the Monte Rosa east-wall!). This year the crevasses were larger than ever, very exciting to cross them!

Thanks to my partners Sergio and Cristina
Posted Jul 21, 2003 12:20 pm

GertiñoRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 12 july 2002  Sucess!
After having spent the night in Rifugio Margherita, we climbed Punta Zumstein early in the morning and reached the summit around 7 AM.

Wonderful view on Monte Rosa area, Mont Blanc, Gran Paradiso, etc.
Posted Jul 21, 2002 12:18 pm

schadikRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 1999  Sucess!


End of the tour de Monte Rosa.
Posted Nov 27, 2001 12:02 am

7summitsRoute Climbed: Normal (from Gnifetti Peak) Date Climbed: 29-6-2001  Sucess!


Nice ridge walk with a few rocks at the end. Great view of Liskamm, Dufourspitze, Italy and Switzerland!

We descended to the col (nice climbing!) and went back up, too much loose snow for Dufour from this side.

Best regards,


Posted Jul 2, 2001 6:32 am

marco979Route Climbed: NORMAL ROUTE Date Climbed: August, 1999  Sucess!


From Punta Gnifetti in less than one hour. easy snow ridge and few rocks on the last part of the path before to reach the peak. Great View over Dufourspitze, Lyskamm, Mattherhorn...!!!
Posted May 4, 2001 4:33 am

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