Nordend Climber's Log

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boriskrielen - Feb 6, 2018 8:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011

Normal route solo  Sucess!

Climbed the normal route solo.


SarahThompson - Sep 7, 2013 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2013

South Ridge  Sucess!

Made a quick trip up the sharp South Ridge from Silbersattel after climbing Dufuorspitze. Very nice! Had perfect weather.


atavist - Jul 29, 2013 1:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

Bonus peak  Sucess!

I spent a day in Zermatt waiting for my luggage to catch up from a missed connection in Moscow. Once received I hiked up to camp at Gornegrat. The next day was light as I just moved camp to 3310m above Monte Rosa hut. The following morning I got started at 5:45, made it up to Silbersattel and Nordend (9:20am) before ascending the descent gully to Dufourspitze. I went down the opposite ridge and back to the hut by 2pm. Then back to town same day by 7pm. Good conditions all day.


slantycheese - Jun 24, 2013 5:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012

My first 4000er! Normal Route  Sucess!

Done on the same day as the Dufour, approaching from the Silber Sattel. The last portion is more interesting, with impressive drops right down into Italy, but reasonable rope skills suffice.

More here:


Valtho - Sep 9, 2012 9:40 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012

via Silbersattel  Sucess!

Climbed Nordend after Dufour on a day with perfect weather conditions. 5 days before 1 meter fresh snow was fallen at the Monte Rosa summits. - May 9, 2011 8:20 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2011

Ski route  Sucess!

Ski route from Monterosa hutte. 5.45 hours.


JanVanGenk - Aug 13, 2010 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2010

Normal route from Silbersattel  Sucess!

Fresh snow and very strong wind on the ridge. Summit rocks icy. Approach route to Silbersattel is quite spectacular - zigzagging between huge seracs.


mulidivarese - Jul 28, 2008 2:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

Normal with too much snow  Sucess!

After 2 days of stroms and snowing, we reached the top.
Just few (following our path) tried to reach dufour, unsucesfully for the too much snow.
Over 4000 meters more than 40cm of fresh snow required all our energy to reach the top.
Cornices, steped rocks full of snow: wonderfull but exhausting
Valerio, Carlo, Marco


Griffiths - Jun 5, 2007 8:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2005

Arete  Sucess!

Clmbed after Dufourspitze, very long walk out when exhausted


Britette - May 25, 2007 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1996

Arete S  Sucess!

Ascended and descended the S arete. Sumited around 11am.Beautiful weather and a great but long day. This was the last of seven 4000ers I climbed in 12 hour period. Left KM at midnight and hit everything along the way to this point. I was toast.


toppert - Nov 17, 2006 11:41 am

Via the W-Buttress  Sucess!

.. and down via the normal route.

Samuli Mansikka

Samuli Mansikka - Jul 18, 2005 4:59 am

Route Climbed: From the Silbersattel Date Climbed: June 18th 2005  Sucess!

After our retreat from the Monte Rosa traverse we descended from the summit of Dufourspitze to Silbersattel where we camped.

It wasn't a long way from the sattel to the summit of Nordend.

Achtung! There is a huge cornice in half way of the snow ridge. In June you could not easily see it because of the icy surface of it and it's surroundings. Try to keep a good distance to the edge. I accidentaly pushed my foot though the cornice and it would have been a long and steep way to Italy.

kmjones - Sep 1, 2004 7:37 am

Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: summer 1998  Sucess!

A few years ago now ... basically a big snow walk, a long way up from the Monte Rosa hut especially if you're the first up for some days and there's new snow. The ridge towards the top is sensational and the summit feels like a fairly far-out place to be. There is a small turret of rock at the summit -to the amazement of me and my mate, a pair of french-speaking mountaineers who had followed us up the route didn't fancy the last climb up the (snowy) rocks and turned back. I hope that was a joint decision ...

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Apr 25, 2004 10:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1997

Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: August 9th 1997  Sucess!

Nordend was the unplanned end of a one-week-trip that started at Simplon pass and that was changed several times in between. 4 of our group of 8 reached the top. We choosed Nordend because it is more easy than Dufourspitze and we did well. Only 2 other climbers did it and the final snow ride was extraordinary.


kletterwebbi - Aug 21, 2002 4:07 am

Route Climbed: Cresta Santa Catherina Date Climbed: Juli 1998  Sucess!

We climbed the Cresta Santa Catherina from Città-di-Gallarate Bivy. An awesome, epic route. There are some really great pitches.

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