6-Day Climbing Trip in the Swiss Alps

Join IFMGA-certified guide Rene on an epic tour of Switzerland´s tallest peaks on a six-day excursion climbing Alphubel, Dom, and Dufourspitze.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    See some of the best mountains in the Swiss Alps over six days and take home the bragging rights of conquering the country´s tallest peak! Let me guide you through a stunning mountain tour of Switzerland you never thought was possible!

    Switzerland is more than well-known for its mountain communities and the prominence the Alps have within them. From skiing and snowboarding to climbing and mountaineering, this is the place to look for unforgettable adventures.

    Some of the world´s tallest – and most thrilling – mountains are located here, including the Monte Rosa Massif. Home to the highest mountain in Switzerland and the second highest in all of the Western Alps, the summit of Dufourspitze is an achievement that mountaineers can only dream of.

    And I can make your dreams come true! Over the course of this program, I will show you the most sought after peaks of Switzerland with Alphubel and Dom, culminating in the climb of the Dufourspitze. You will have the time of your life conquering the famous mountains of the Alps!

    Aphubel (4,206m) is a great way to get you accustomed to the mountains, and a perfect way to start the trip. It will allow you to get used to your technical gear and run through each the skills we will be using for the days ahead.

    The transition to a more conditionally-demanding peak in Dom (4,545M) is the next phase of our journey, and will prime us for the prize at the end of our journey. Once we reach our goal of Dufourspitze (4,634m), you will have dominated Switzerland´s finest mountains and had a blast doing it.

    My knowledge of the region and skills as a guide are second to none. I will offset our more challenging days with preparation climbs to make this ambitious trek manageable, reasonable, and down-right fun!

    This is a sustained effort over the course of six days, so you should be in great physical shape and have the proper mental fitness to take on this challenging adventure. Some days will have up to 12 hours trekking on the mountain.

    Book now I can give you the most rewarding experience on the tallest Swiss Alps that you will be talking about long after the climb!

    If you are pressed for time, I also have a shorter trip to the awesome Piz Bernina! Or I can take you to the beautiful Grazer Bergland for a day climbing course!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2799 EUR

    Group of 2
    1399 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
     Price does NOT include travel expenses and transfers (train, car, taxi, cable car), nor does it include overnight accommodations, meals, and personal food and drink(s).
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Climb to Taschhutte

      We will meet at 4:00pm at the train station in Tasch. Upon issuing and inspecting our equipment, we will head to the Taschalp and ultimately reach Taschhutte (2,701m) to spend the night.

      This starting day will take about 1.25 hours and require a 500 meter climb.

    • Day 2Alphubel

      This day is to acclimate ourselves to the mountain elements and prepare us for the following climbs. The Alphubel (4,206m) is a rigorous climb, so we may need to use crampons. After reaching the summit, we will descend the same route and return to the Taschalp.

      We will drive back to the valley to spend the night and get ready for the journey in the days ahead. This day has a substantial 1,500m elevation climb and a drop of 2,000m, and will take us the better part of 10 hours to complete.

    • Day 3Reach Domhutte

      Our goal today is to reach Domhutte (2,940m), the first step in making it to the summit of Dom. This will include a car transport to Randa for part of the trip.

      Our mountain trekking time will be about 4 hours, and has an increase of 1,500m in elevation.

    • Day 4Climbing Dom

      We will reach the peak of Dom today by way of the Festigrat. After climbing to Festijoch at 3,723m, we will cross the Festigrat to the summit and its amazing views.

      We will descend back to our hut, and again continue down to the valley to stay the night. This long day covers 1,600 meters up, 3,200 meters down, and about 12 hours of trekking.

    • Day 5Reach Monte Rosa Hut

      This will be another day to prepare for an ambitious climb. We will train to Zermatt and continue to Rotenboden. The climb from here to Monte Rosa Hut is not very strenuous, and we will camp the night for our ascent the following day.

      We will spend 3 hours or so climbing on the mountain, with an equal incline and decline of 350 meters.

    • Day 6Dufourspitze

      Our ultimate climb will put us right at the top of Switzerland´s tallest mountain, at 4,634 meters. From the Monte Rosa Glacier, we move from the Silbersattel and take the west ridge to Dufourspitze.

      We will rest to take photographs of the unbelievable scenery – and the climb you just miraculously completed.

      Our climb back down will take us past the Monte Rosa Hut and all the way to Rotenboden. Our train will take us to Zermatt to conclude our journey and revel in our successful adventure.

      This day includes a 11.5 hours of climbing up 2,000m and back down 2,000m.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    We will meet at at Hotel Bergfreund, at 3927 Herbriggen, Switzerland.

    Accommodation

    We will be staying one night each in the Taschhutte, Domhutte, and Monte Rosa Hut.

    We will also be staying two nights at the Hotel Bergfreund.

    More info

    Some technical gear, such as a climbing helmet, harness, crampons / pimple, carabiner, and ice screw, can be borrowed free of charge. If you need any rental equipment, please let me know ahead of time.

    Your personal gear should include, but is not limited to: a sleeping bag, touring pants, leggings, weatherproof jackets, climbing boots, warm / extra clothes, two pairs of gloves, sun protection, technical gear, headlamp, and personal food and drink(s).

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Austria
    I'm a certified mountain guide since 2012. I come from Liezen in the center of Austria, very close to the Gesäuse National Park. I'm guiding here in Austria all year round and I spend some time abroad, where my friends and clients ask me to guide them. This includes Georgia where I guide heliskiing tours there. Please get in touch with me if you wish to discover Austria or any other beautiful mountaineering spot in the world. I will be glad to bring you there and let you live an unforgettable time !

     
     

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