From Gnifetti Hut, after Balmenhorn.
Perfect day, perfect views.
Un petit peu dans les vapes à partir de 4200m
Not much to say. On the way to Dufourspitze.
Quickly climbed the Zumsteinspitze on our way to the Dufourspitze from the Margherita Hut. Arrived at the perfect moment at sunrise. Alone on the summit with another rope party. No crowds yet. A moment to remember...
After climbed the Dufourspitze back over the Zumsteinspitze.
The sattle between those 2 was a bit scary.
Climbed it solo in 1 day up & down from Staffal in the valley (1825m) #nonstopsolo
This was the first peak of a nice five-summit-day trip on Monte Rosa. Ascent a bit tricky due to strong wind and a small crevasse that has to be tackled on the summit ridge.
Speeded up Zumsteinspitze from the col that connects the mountain to Signalkuppe. The highest point I've been on so far. I really liked the views towards Dufourspitze, Nordend and down towards Macugnagna. Crazy Idea that we looked up from there gazing at the highest rock face in the Alps just days ago and 3000 vertical meters lower. Climbed together with Roeland.
A summit on a day we did part of the Spaghetti tour.
Climbed as the first summit during the solo traverse of the 6 Monte Rosa peaks (Zumsteinspitze, Signalkuppe, Parrotspitze, Ludwigshöhe, Schwarzhorn, and Vincent Pyramid) in one day from the Mantova hut. Strong winds at the summit.
Bagged summit on descent form Margherita hut, down Grenz glacier to Monte Rosa Hut, Gornergrat and the Bahnhofstrasse in Zermatt.
We started from Rifugio Cita Di Mantova (a very nice and friendly refuge) and climbed in perfect conditions ! It was nearly too hot on that day !
I climbed with my friend Netto and it was an amazing experience, and was very proud to stand on the top of this mountain !
From the Monte Rosa Hut, ascended the heavily crevassed Grenzgletcher and bagged Ludwigshöhe, Parrotspitze, Zumsteinspitze and Signalkuppe and then stayed overnight at the Margherita Hut. Returned to Zermatt the next day via the Grenzgletcher.
Dufourspitze missed for some reasons...
Climbed the Zumstein from the third time.
Hope the last.
Nice views of Dufourspitze but that's for another day...
Traversed twice en route to Dufour and back with rgg and Alasdair. Had done same in 1982, all of 31 years ago - don't remember it being so exposed and certainly not the tricky little rock move just below top on the Dufour side.
Alistair, Mark and I traversed it twice, first on our way from Capanna Margherita to the Dufourspitze and then on the return.
Route from Gniftti great sunny day,after sleeping in Margharita hut summited Zumsteinspitze then decended to Gnifetti,nice snow climb a few cracks in snow
From Mantova Hut.
Short descent and climb from the Margherita hut. So close to the Dufourspitze (final goal) but ridge was too technical for us, so descended down to Monte Rosa hut and were unable to attempt Dufour due to bad weather next day. Beautiful mountain though!