Across the Dufourspitze

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Across the Dufourspitze
Created On: Jul 17, 2006
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Across the Dufourspitze

With this Album i like to give you a view of the traverse of the Dufourspitze i have made om 9 july 2006. We start at Punta Gniffeti in the Reg. Margheritahut, first to the Zumsteinspitze, from there down to the SE ridge of the Dufourspitze, up to the summit and then down to the Monte Rose hut over the Monte Rosa hut. The SE ridge is at some places 2/3 UIAA rock, the W-ridge down 2. A great way to climb the Dufourspitze.

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hansw

hansw - Jul 18, 2006 9:00 am - Voted 10/10

Very good and informative.

I had to abandon this tour in 2000 due to bad weather (didn’t see a thing from the Margherita hut). Looking at your pictures makes you feel you were there. Thanks for posting them.

David_Holland

David_Holland - Jul 18, 2006 11:22 am - Hasn't voted

Thanks!!

Thanks! It was a great tour. I had already climbed the Dufour from The other side some years ago but this trip was compleet!

turistoalpinista

turistoalpinista - Sep 17, 2006 7:47 am - Voted 10/10

Very nice album

What route is harder from Zumstein or from Sattel?What do you think?
Thank you.
TA

David_Holland

David_Holland - Sep 17, 2006 8:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very nice album

Thanx! Technical there is not a big difference, from Zumstein its a bit more technical in rock(2/3). But the route over the sattel is a very long one, a long way over the glacier. Between Zumstin and dufour there is a (what i call scary;) very narrow snowridge were you have to be very carefull, but if you have pass it its a very nice climb up, just a part 3 UIAA on top off the ridge just under the summit. From the sattel its 2 UIAA. If you like to climb the dufour i can recommend you to do the across from Ref. Reg. Margharita and down to Zermatt. I climbed Dufour before from the Monte rosa hutte op and the same way back but thats a long one, the across is very interresting and you climb Zumstein also, thats two 4000ers in one day ;)
Greets! David

turistoalpinista

turistoalpinista - Sep 17, 2006 9:00 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Very nice album

Thank you very much.Dufour is challenge for me and I am going to climb it.Maybe next year,I don't know exactly.
Cheers.
TA

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