Monte Rosa Climbing, Switzerlandoffered by supplier M09905 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Specialty Categories: Mountain/Rock Climbing Ice Climbing
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1350 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2050 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Day 1: Meet up with your guides in Zermatt in the evening for an initial briefing and equipment check. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Set off on a 3-day acclimatization and climbing preparation trip with two nights in huts. You will start by taking the aerial tramway to the Klein Matterhorn and traverse the Verra glacier to climb Pollux (4092 m) via its Southwest Ridge before continuing on to the Guide d'Ayas Hut for the night (3420m). Pollux is a fun climb, first on rock, then finishing with a fine snow arête. Total walking time is about 4-6 hours.
Day 3: Climb Castor (4223m) via its glaciated west side and return for a second night in the Guide d'Ayas Hut. Total walking time about 5-6 hours.
Day 4: Return to Zermatt via the Kleine Matterhorn lift bagging a traverse of the Breithorn (4164m) en-route. Overnight in Hotel. Total walking time about 5 hours.
Day 5: From Zermatt take the Gornergrat train to Riffelberg and 3-hour walk to the Monte Rosa hut crossing the Grenz glacier.
Day 6: Summit Day: an early alpine start (about 2am) from the Monte Rosa hut for the 5-7 hour ascent to the summit of the Dufourspitz. The reward is a spectacular panoramic view of the Italian Alps and Mont Blanc Massif. Return to the Monte Rosa hut for a 2nd night.
Day 7: Return to Zermatt and stay overnight in Hotel.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- All guiding fees & expenses;
- 4 nights half-board in mountain huts (dormitory) and 3 nights B&B in hotel (twin room).
- Flights, airport transfers, personal insurance;
- Equipment hire, lunches, drinks and local transfers.
- Single room occupancy (in hotel) may incur an additional charge.
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