Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Location Lat/Lon: 45.97406°N / 7.87170°E
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: Apr 27, 2008
Activities Activities: Skiing
Seasons Season: Spring

Ski tour to Dufourspitze 4634m:

Dufourspitze 4634m: The highest point of Switzerland and thus the highest mountain of Switzerland. The superlative of the Swiss alps. The Dufourspitze is besides the strictest 4000er of Switzerland. That implies of the Basecamp (=Monte Rosa hut) up to the summit, 1850 elevator meters are to be made and nearly always over 3000m.

The Dufourspitze is also the highest point of the Monte Rosa massif. The Monte Rosa massif consists of the 4000ers Dufourspitze 4634m, Nordend 4609m, Zumsteinspitze 4563m and Signalkuppe 4554m.

Our ascent with ski:
We are started in the Monte Rosa hut 2795m and over the Monte Rosa glacier to the “Silbersattel 4515m". There we climbed by a steep and icy Couloir to the ridge.
Subsequently, over this exposed ridge to the main summit of the Dufourspitze 4634m. Descent on same route back to the Monte Rosa hut and after to Zermatt.

Résumé: A bombastic ski tour. A very good condition and a safe ski technology are absolutely necessary. Besides it needs for the large glacier and the summit climbing founded alpine knowledge. With questions or unclarity, I help you gladly.

Difficulty: SS- ¦ II ¦ 40-45°

Link to the Dufourspitze tour: Skitour to Dufourspitze 4634m

Nordend 4609m & Dufourspitze 4634m (Monte Rosa range)Nordend 4609m & Dufourspitze 4634m (Monte Rosa range)
Nordend 4609m & Dufourspitze 4634mNordend 4609m & Dufourspitze 4634m (Monte Rosa range)


Monte Rosa Hut 2795m: Link Monte Rosa Hut 2795m

Refugio / Capanna Regina Margherita 4554m - Link: www.refugio margherita

Monte Rosa hut 2795mMonte Rosa Hut 2795m


Map from Dufourspitze: Map Dufourspitze


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