Jul, Aug, Sep
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We will meet at at Hotel Bergfreund, at 3927 Herbriggen, Switzerland.
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.
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).
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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