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Climb the highest mountain in Switzerland! Find a guide on Explore-share.com and book your next Mountain Climbing trip to the top of the Dufourspitze.

Dufourspitze (4634m) is the highest peak in Switzerland and also the highest in the Monte Rosa massif. Most climbers reach its summit via the Swiss normal route although it is also possible to tackle this peak from the Italian side. From the Swiss side, it is a strenuous ascent with a long and tiring stretch from the Monte Rosa hut (2883m) to the summit at 4634m.  However, the challenging climb will award you with amazing views.  Take your pick from our selection of trips below and reach the summit of the famous Dufourspitze. Explore-Share.com only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides. 

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Dufourspitze

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Dufourspitze?

At 4634m, the Dufourspitze is the highest mountain in Switzerland and the second highest in the Alps, after Mont Blanc. This stunning peak with amazing glaciers is located in the Pennine Alps between the Valais region in Switzerland and the Aosta Valley in Italy. Climbing this mountain is not technically too difficult, unless there is bad weather. It does require acclimatization and proper equipment including crampons, ropes and ice-axes. From Zermatt, it is estimated that the Dufourspitze climb takes 2-3 days to complete. Going with a guide will ensure you’re safe and on the right track!

Why should I choose Dufourspitze for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Climb the highest mountain in Switzerland

The Dufourspitze is the highest mountain in Switzerland and a mountaineering landmark. Climbing this amazing peak will give you a unique sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

Test your mountaineering skills

Although not too technical, the Dufourspitze is a nice mountaineering challenge. As such, it is a great peak for people with prior mountaineering experience that want to test their skills and take them to the next level.

Enjoy a unique mountaineering environment

The Dufourspitze is set in the Monte Rosa Massif, in the Swiss Alps. Because the region is so well developed for mountaineering and winter sports, you will meet other mountaineering enthusiasts on the way and find a well-equipped region for this kind of adventure.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Dufourspitze?

Because it is the highest point of Switzerland, the weather in the region is quite extreme. Summer temperatures range between 10°C and 16°C, and can drop lower at night and at high altitudes, and winter temperatures range from -7°C to -10.2°C.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Dufourspitze region?

German and English

What currency is accepted around Dufourspitze?

Swiss francs

How can I get to Dufourspitze?

The normal starting point to the Dufourspitze is the village of Zermatt. You can get to Zermatt from the Geneva airport, which is 235km away, a 2.5 hours drive. You will need to drive to the village of Tosco and take the shuttle train from Täsch to Zermatt.

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When is the best time to travel to Dufourspitze for Mountain Climbing?

Climbing the Dufourspitze is usually done in the summer months of June, July and August. However, be prepared for sub-zero temperatures at higher altitudes regardless of the season.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Dufourspitze



Martin was incredible! From the pre trip preparations to managing all logistics while there - he made sure I had everything I needed, taught me alot, and importantly kept me safe! He truly provided a first class adventure.



Great guide, but unfortunately our trip was cut short because of the weather so we only climbed 2 days instead of 4. But that’s life. The one thing that I didn’t like so much was the portal that you have to go through in order to book the trip. It’s not very personal. I’d rather deal with one person from the start whose name you know and whom you have direct contact with. But overall I was happy with my trip and Claudio and Sylvia did a great job.



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