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With the Matterhorn overlooking our every move, we'll be moving on the border between Switzerland and Italy.  After five days traversing one of the most important massifs in the Alps, we'll finish on Monte Rosa's Dufour Peak (4634m).  On the way there, we'll have climbed 9 emblematic summits each over 4000m.  Castor, Pollux and Liskamm are just some of the peaks whose airy aretes and glaciers we'll be exploring.

 

Classic Route (5 days)

Day 1:  Ascent of  the Breithorn, the first 4000m...

Monte Rosa High Route

The Dom, at 4545m, is the highest mountain entirely within Swiss borders and the third highest in the Alps.  This means that every summer mountaineers from all over Europe look to scale its heights.  White and slender, its the peak which stands out most from all the 4000m summits in the Mischabel group and for location and breathtaking views over the Valais region, the Dom beats the other glacial peaks in the Alps hands down.  Without being technically difficult, its lack of cable car or...

Dom Ascent 4545m

If you're a mountaineer at heart, we think this peak is good training for a larger objective such as the Dent Blanche or the Oblegaberhorn via Arbengrat.  Its solitude and the absence of cable cars to get to the hut make its final ascent one for those who want to experience the Alps in their purest state.  A textbook piece of mountaineering with its approach to the Täschhütte hut, its long hike looking for the glacier in the dark, its snow ascent between crevasses to the Rimpfischsattle, its...

Rimpfischhorn Ascent 4199m

Zinalrothorn (4221m) is found in a wild area of the Valais region.  Solitary, with its ridge resembling a shark's fin, it seems like the Matterhorn's younger brother, both requiring good technique when climbing up and back down the rocky and mixed terrain.  It is part of the 'Imperial Crown' mountain chain along with the Matterhorn, the Dent Blanche, Weisshorn and Obel Gabelhorn.  It gives us a clean ascent direct from Zermatt without any cable cars, and we'll meet few other rope teams on...

Zinalrothorn Ascent 4221m