Monte Rosa Climb
Switzerland, Climbing, 8 days - from £1,795 (land only) - from €2,515 (land only) - from $2,900 (land only)
FREE EQUIPMENT HIRE!
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- Climb Switzerland`s highest mountain
- Three 4000 metre Alpine summits
- IFMGA guides at 1:2 ratio on all summits
- Free equipment hire for early bookers
- All uplift included in the holiday price
A challenging walking and mountaineering holiday climbing Monte Rosa, the highest mountain in the Swiss Alps. Only Mont Blanc stands higher in the European Alps. Towering above the town of Zermatt, the many-summited massif of Monte Rosa presents a whole range of mountaineering challenges to those aspiring to go walking and climbing in the Alps. We have included two climbing peaks, Castor (4228m) and Pollux (4092m) to develop mountaineering skills and gain crucial acclimatization, before turning our attention to climbing the Dufourspitze (4634m), the highest peak in the Monte Rosa group. We make the ascent from the ultra modern Monte Rosa Hut (2795m) which is located on a rocky island in a veritable sea of glacial ice. We ascend Monte Rosa, via a long glacial approach and finally along the stunning West Ridge, to the highest point, the Dufourspitze. The views of the Alps, particularly Liskamm (4479m) and the Signalkuppe are simply breathtaking. This great week of alpine adventure makes use of superb Italian and Swiss mountain huts and is a great choice for anyone with some alpine or winter mountaineering experience.
Is this holiday for you?
This is an Alpine climbing trip led by professional IFMGA guides. It is an ideal trip for fit hillwalkers who have some previous experience of using crampons and a single ice axe, either in the Alps or in the UK in winter. The three peaks included in the itinerary will provide a strenuous challenge on account of the height gained and the relatively high altitude. The expedition will involve roped glacier travel, easy snow-slope climbing, some easy scrambling and exposed ridges. Ropes, crampons and an ice axe will be used. Guiding is at a ratio of 1:2 during the ascents of Castor, Pollux and Monte Rosa