Alpine tour week: Monte Rosa

6 Gpifel at 4,000 meters above sea level and crossing the Liskamm ridge.

A highlight for experienced mountaineers.


Sunday:

Meeting point at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Bergfreund in Herbriggen.


Monday: Allalinhorn 4027m

Drive to Saas Fee and take the lifts to the Hohlaub station. Ascent to the Allalinhorn over the Hohlaubgrat. Cozy, beautiful firn ridge with short passages in the rock (II). Descent via the normal route to Mittelallalin station. Return to Herbriggen.

  • Ascent: 800hm
  • 5-6 hours

Tuesday: Breithorn, Pollux Rifugio Guide d’Ayas

Take the hotel taxi to Zermatt. Ascent with the gondola to the small Matterhorn at 3,800 meters above sea level. Easy hike over the Plateau-Rosa to the Breithorn summit at 4,160 meters above sea level. Descent to the Breithornpass and on the S-side cross to the foot of the Pollux. Easy climbing tour partly on fixed ropes to the beginning of the firn ridge which leads to the summit at 4,092 meters above sea level.

  • Ascent: 800 meters in altitude
  • Total distance: 3.4 kilometers
  • 6-7 hours

Wednesday: Castor Quintino Sella Hut

You walk over the Verragletscher to the foot of the western flank of the Castor. Over the flank in a few bends to the summit front ridge and over this to the highest point of the Castor at 4,228 meters above sea level. Descent over the south-east side over a light firn ridge to the Felikjoch and over the Felik glacier to the Quintino Sella hut at 3,450 meters above sea level.

  • Ascent: 800 meters in altitude
  • 5 hours

Thursday: Liskamm crossing, Cabanna Margheritahütte (Signalkuppe)

Ascent over the Felik Glacier and Felikjoch to the western summit of the Liskamm at 4,479 meters above sea level. Exceeding to the higher eastern summit at 4,527 meters above sea level falls under the classic summit tours in the western Alps. Beautiful high-altitude tour with a short rocky passage (II), a long firn ridge and a perfect view of Zermatt and the Po Valley.

Impressive descent to Lisjoch from the east summit. Later over the Oberen Grenzgletscher up to the highest refuge in the Alps, to the Cab.Margheritahütte on the Signalkuppe at 4,550 meters above sea level.

  • Ascent: approx. 1,500 meters in altitude
  • 8 hours

Friday: Zumsteinspitze or crossing to Dufourspitze, Herbriggen

Shortly after sunrise, march to the Zumsteinspitze at 4,563 meters above sea level. Descent over the Grenzgletscher to the Monterosahütte and further over the Gornergletscher back to Rotenboden, from where we take the Gornergratbahn back down to Zermatt. With the hotel taxi back to Herbriggen.

  • 8 hours

Saturday:

Departure after breakfast


Requirements:

  • Very good condition of around 8 to 10 hours.
  • Acclimatized for 4000 meters (early arrival recommended for acclimatization)
  • Safe crampon technique vertically and frontally approx. 45 °
  • Experience in Combined Terrain II,
  • No fear of heights, surefootedness

Cost per person:

1 PAX€ 2600, –
2 PAX€ 1500
Plus own expenses and expenses of the mountain guide

Rental equipment on request