Parrotspitze has a fascinatingly unique shape that changes depending on the angle of approach one takes to it. From the West or East it looks like a pyramid, from the North it takes the form of a hump, and from the South it appears as a sheer rock face. This makes the mountain an appealing photo location, and is a reason for its appeal and popularity to many climbers.
Euro or Swiss Franc
+39 (Italy), +41 (Switzerland)
Best time to visit
June-September, when the weather is warmest
Very cold all year round, with temperatures never going above 0 degrees celsius
How to get there
Fly to Zurich and then catch a 3.5 hour train to Zermatt. Parrotspitze is then approximately 15-20km from Zermatt