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Climbing Parrotspitze

Parrotspitze is a mountain climbers dream of a peak, with its unique shape and location in the heart of the world famous Monte Rosa massif increasing its appeal. Mountain climbing here is a truly memorable experience.

Parrotspitze (4432m) is a glorious and majestic mountain nestled within the Monte Rosa massif, and almost exactly right on the border between Italy and Switzerland. It’s unique form and shape looks different depending on the angle you are viewing it from, and it is an immensely popular climb to combine with the other nearby mountains. Mountain climbing on Parrotspitze is almost essential for climbers in this part of Europe, with its enjoyable and rewarding routes appealing to climbers of all levels of ability. Take a pick from our selection of mountain climbing trips at Parrotspitze, and prepare to get climbing!  

Top mountain climbing trips | Parrotspitze:


There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Parrotspitze

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.


Good to know:




Euro or Swiss Franc

Country Code

+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

More info about Mountain Climbing in Parrotspitze:

A decent level of fitness is recommended before undertaking a mountain climb on Parrotspitze. Nearby Zermatt is the best place to stay when indulging in a mountain climbing trip of Parrotspitze. Temperatures are often very cold in the area, so please pack and wear appropriate warm clothing so as not to get caught out

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