Dates :

01/08/2018 - 08/08/2018

Area: Valis, Switzerland


Difficulty

Fitness level      

Technical level


Description

Our 7-day itinerary provides good acclimatisation and preparation time to make Monte Rosa an achievable summit for anyone reasonably fit. The highest summit on the mountain is the Dufourspitze. It is a challenging 3-day climb that is normally approached via the Monte Rosa hut and the rocky West Ridge. The summit day is a 6-8 hour climb up slopes of no more than 40 degrees and with an altitude gain of almost 1,900m.

Planned tours:

  • Pollux (4,092 m)
  • Castor (4,223m)
  • Breithorn (4,164m)
  • Monte Rosa (4,634m)


The Monte Rosa at 4,634 meters is the highest mountain in Switzerland and second in height only to Mont Blanc in the Alps.


Itinerary

Day 1:
Meet up with your mountain guides in Zermatt in the evening for an initial briefing and equipment check. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Pollux (4,092 m)
A 3-day training and acclimatisation trip with two nights in mountain huts.
You will start by taking the cablecar to the Klein Matterhorn and traverse the Verra glacier to climb Pollux (4,092 m) before descending to the Val d'Ayas Hut (3,420m). Climbing &walking time is about 5-6 hours.

Day 3: Castor (4,223 m)
Climb Castor (4,223m) and spend a second night in the Val d'Ayas Hut. Climbing & walking time is about 5-6 hours.

Day 4: Breithorn (4,164 m)
Climb Breithorn (4,164m) and descend to Zermatt via Kleine Matterhorn.  Climbing & walking time about 5 hours. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 5: Monte Rosa hut (2,795m)
Take the Gornergrat mountain railway and then walk for 3 hours to the Monte Rosa hut (2,795m), crossing the Grenz glacier.

Day 6: Monte Rosa (4,634 m),  Dufourspitz
Summit Day: an early alpine start (about 1 or 2 am) 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 the Mont Blanc Massif. Return to the Monte Rosa hut.

Day 7: Descent to Zermatt and stay overnight in the hotel.


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EUR 1400/client

4-6 clients/mountain guide


The price includes:

 guiding

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EUR 2100/client

4 clients/mountain guide


 The price includes:

 guiding

climbing equipment and safety-kit backpack

8 weeks training plan

coaching - 8 Skype calls 


Not included in the price:

lunch, dinner and extra meals

soft drinks, beers, etc.

accommodation

insurance

 cable car tickets

entry fees

transport from and to airport

climbing equipment and safety-kit backpack are individually bookable

8 weeks training plan

coaching - 8 Skype calls


 Not included in the price:

lunch, dinner and extra meals

soft drinks, beers, etc.

accommodation

insurance

 cable car tickets

entry fees

transport from and to airport


Equipment (rental can be arranged)

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The basic equipment

  • Sun glasses
  • Sun cream and lipstick
  • Water bottle or thermo bottle
  • Toilletris
  • Headlamp with spare battery
  • Hiking socks
  • Pocket knife
  • ID and Alpine Club membership
  • Money
  • Silk sleeping bag
  • Band aid
  • Camera
  • Map
  • Backpack 30-40 l

Clothes

  • A Suitable all weather pants
  • A Suitable all weather jacket
  • Warm and comfotable functional clothing
  • Thermal underwear short/long
  • Spare underwear
  • Hiking socks
  • Cap/headband
  • Gloves
  • Sun cap

Technical equipment for alpine and summit tours 

  • Trekking or mountaineering boots
  • Harness with HMS carabiner (we give)
  • Mountaineering boots that can take the crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Extry ice axe for steeper ice
  • Gaiters
  • Climbing helmet


 
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One of the most memorable trips I had ever had!
— Teo Korosec

Book now

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What happens after you book:

  • We will contact you and discuss the route, equipment and any special needs of your group.
  • We will tailor climbing plan to fitness level of your group.
  • We will send you our standard contract and payment instructions (credit card, PayPal, cheques, wire transfer) on application or 6 weeks before the agreed date, you have to pay deposit of Euro 500 or the full amount.
  • 4 week befor the agreed tour you have to pay the full amount.
  • If you cancel a booking, we will applay the following charges
    • 30 -21 days prior to departure 50% of trip price
    • 20 - 10 days prior to departure 75% of trip price
    • 9-0 days prior to departure 100% of trip price
  • 7 days before the agreed date, we will let you know about weather conditions and how to prepare for the travel to destination.


For any questions, 

contact your guide Danilo Tič directly:

at +386 31 506 931 or

danilo@alpguide.com.

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For any questions, 

contact your guide Milan Romih directly:

at +386 41 633 854 or

climber@siol.net.


Expertise - Safety

Our courses, trekkings and expeditions have been tried, tested, altered and perfected over decades. We, IFMGA mountain guides,  have gained experience in the Alps, Yosemite, on expeditions in the Andes, the Himalayas and the Karakorum. Our knowledge and experience have been transferred to all spheres of  our organization, from the first call to safe return home.

We are focusing on smaller groups of clients as we provide higher level of individual assistance. A very important part of our activity is to advise our clients on how to get a proper fitness condition and how to choose correct quality equipment for their safety. By doing so, we ensure the highest possible safety and comfort for our clients.

We put a lot of attention to making reliable relationships with local partners (Sherpas, porters) and we treat them as members of our Alpguide family. We always asses risks and follow safety procedures that ensure safety of our clients, partners and guides.