Cost: £1,595
Ratio (Clients:Guides): 1:1
Estimated Hut and Cable car costs: CHF245
Dates available: 29th June - 3rd July 2019, 24th August - 28th August 2019 [ Full ]

Climb the Dufourspitze on Monte Rosa, Switzerland's highest mountain and 2nd highest in the Alps (4634m). This 3 day extension can follow on from our Mont Blanc or Introduction to Alpine Climbing week which will ensure you are acclimatised ready for the Dufourspitz.

The Dufourspitze is a long climb with an exciting mixed ridge to finish, a little harder technically than Mont Blanc and far less crowded. Alternative objectives if weather is unsettled include the Nadelhorn (4327m) or Rimpfischhorn (4199m). The Zermatt valley has a wealth of 4000m peaks with rich historic association and excellent access. Technical standard PD and PD+ with a short section of AD- on the Dufourspitze.

summit ridge of Monte Rosa DufourspitzClimbing the Dufourspitz

Sample itinerary:

Saturday: Rest day in our Evolene chalet after previous week

Sunday: Drive to Zermatt; take Gornergrat railway and walk to Monte Rosa Hut (2883m)

Monday: Ascent of Dufourspitze(4634m) by W Ridge, return to hut for second night

Tuesday: Descend to Zermatt and drive back to Evolene

Wednesday: Depart

In event of unsettled weather a fit party could delay the Dufourspitze until Tuesday and return to the valley the same day.

Climb Monte Rosa British Mountain GuideMonte Rosa Guided Climbing

What our clients say:

"To say we had a great time is an understatement, all of our objectives were achieved and exceeded. Graham and Paul were the perfect guides, giving us the confidence in everything we did, offering advice and encouragement where needed and all with a great sense of humour. We loved your valley and we are already discussing which hills we would like to do next!" Steven, Steve and Andrew, Sept 2015.

"Dufourspitze was a great combination of snow and a final rock ridge. The scramble over Mont Blanc de Cheilon is also excellent, and at times it was challenging." Robert, Sept 2016

For information on accommodation and what's included in our Swiss Alpine Mountaineering Course prices click here.