Dent Blanche, Zinalrothorn, 5 Day Guided Ascent

Join Enrico, an IFMGA certified guide, for a 5 day climbing adventure to the summits of 2 great Swiss Alps peaks, the Dent Blanche and Zinalrothorn.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jul

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     
    Within the blissful heights and atmosphere of the Swiss Alps, I would like to guide you to the summits of 2 great peaks, the Dent Blanche (4,357m) and the Zinalrothorn (4,221m).

    Climbing in the Alps of Switzerland is a mesmerizing, unforgettable experience. Whether it’s the crisp breeze brushing against your face, or the sensational views of the valleys below, the memories you will gather in this magnificent range can be dizzying.

    What makes this 5 day trip so wonderful is how accessible it is. While you do need to have some prior mountaineering experience to participate, and should be in excellent physical condition, the climbs are medium level. Hence making this a great trip for relatively experienced climbers who are looking to take that next step in their mountaineering careers.

    The trip will begin with a practice climb of the Chapelle de la Gleiere. Along with some valuable practice, this ascent will also provide you with proper acclimatization, along with some stunning views.

    On the following day, we will climb up to the wonderful Mountet’s hut. From this mountain refuge, you will get further acclimatized, while gaining some great views of the Zinal valley and the Dent Blanche.

    During the next three days you will be climbing the Zinalrothorn and the Dent Blanche. Thus giving you plenty of time to enjoy views of the Alps’ other giants, from the Matterhorn (4,478m) to Weisshorn (4,506m).

    Do you want to climb two 4,000 meter plus peaks in the Swiss Alps? Then this 5 day adventure is for you. So send me a request, and let’s start climbing! 

    Do you really want to push yourself in the Swiss Alps? Then join me on this intense 2 day climb of the Eiger peak’s north face.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1850 EUR

    Group of 2
    1100 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     The price does NOT include lodging, meals, and/or transportation for both clients and the guide. We can provide lodging at B&B Maison de la montagne (http://www.maisondelamontagne.net/) when based down the valley.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Chapelle de la Gliere

      On the first day, we will take the chairlift to the Chapele de la Gliere. We will spend approximately 5 hours climbing this peak’s southern ridge before venturing to the Cremerie du glacier hotel for the night.

    • Day 2Mountet's hut

      Along the Zinal valley, we will climb for approximately 4 to 5 hours up to the Mountet’s hut, where we will spend the night.

    • Day 3Zinalrothorn (4,221m)

      Today we will climb to the summit of the Zinalrothorn (4,221m). The ascent and descent will take approximately 12 hours. Afterwards, we will transfer to Arolla, where we will spend the night.

    • Day 4Dent Blanche Refuge (3,507m)

      We will make our way up to the Dent Blanche refuge, where you will get to enjoy some spectacular views. The climb should take approximately 5 to 6 hours. We will spend the night in the refuge.

    • Day 5Dent Blanche summit (4,357m)

      On the last day of this trip we will make our way from the refuge to the summit of Dent Blanche. Afterwards, we will descend back down. The total time for the ascent and descent is approximately 12 hours.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Extremely Fit

    Meeting point

    The day before the trip is set to begin, we will meet in front of the Snell Sport store in Chamonix, via Paccard, 104 at 18:30, in order to check your equipment and take stock of the program. The following day, we will meet at the southern ridge of the Chapelle de la Gliere.

    Accommodation

    Cremerie du glacier hotel, the Mountet's hut, the Dent Blanche refuge, and accommodation in Arolla.

    More info

    The itinerary is subject to change in the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    My biggest satisfaction is to explore new places, and share it with a rope-mate. And to do it as a professional is the realization of a dream. At the age of 15, I knew I wanted to become a mountain guide, I wanted to live in the mountains, teach and share my new passion. In 2006 I realized my dream and I became a professional mountain guide. I like sharing my knowledge and experience with my clients, taking a journey that transforms slowly the guide-client relationship in climbing partner and often in friendship. I am not and never will be a lone climber but "a company" 'explorer. My specialty lies certainly in climbing on ice and mixed in the high mountains. With my clients I climbed the most difficult faces in the Alps, explored mountain ranges, traveled between America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Enrico Bonino

     

    Here is the summary of my experience with Explore-share and Enrico: Explore-share was one of several companies I considered before my trip to the Alps. I was very happy with my choice from the moment I sent my first email. The staff members responded promptly and answered all of my questions very clearly and kindly. I was blown away with the professionalism they have demonstrated. Two days after sending my first email I was in contact with my guide, Enrico. With Enrico we climbed different routes in the area of Mt. Blanc and practiced different techniques for about ten days. Enrico was an excellent guide. He was patient, thoughtful, and improved my skills tremendously. He was very thorough and safety conscious. After ten days of climbing I felt a lot of trust between the two of us, which I believe makes us a good team for future climbing adventures. I would highly recommend Explore-share and Enrico to anyone who is planning to explore the beauty of the Alps and take the challenge of climbing these magnificent mountains. During my trip I met Italian, French, Swiss and German guides. All of them were extremely enthusiastic and nice. Going to Europe for climbing? Choose European professionals. You will not be disappointed.
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    Erling Fasting
    I can absolutely recommend Enrico to any other clients. Very professional, competent, safe and pleasant mountain-guide.
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    Jostein
    Getting in contact through explore-share.com with Enrico Bonino, mountain guide, was really a snap. Some time later I got in contact over phone/mail with Enrico. Finally we found a time window in February to go ice climbing for 2 days in Chamonix. 850 km and a night later I found myself on the Italian side of the Mt Blanc in Courmayeur. Enrico took us to the traverse of the Aiguilles d\'Entrèves. Not very difficult but perfect to acquaint myself again with granite and mixed climbing after a lapse of ... +20 years. The weather was brilliant, blue skies, sun all over and the scenery was +++, pure enjoyment ! The next day the weather was grey and some snow was forecasted. So Enrico took me to Cogne where we climbed the 7 lengths of Ghost Goully. Not a pure icefall, it has some mixed, more mountain-like, character. After hiking back to the village Enrico took me to his favourite pub where we had a tasty piece of pizza and pastry. A Short trip but just what I needed to get some feeling climbing with crampons and ice axes again. This is definitely asking for more and I\'m looking forward to the next trip ! Thank you Enrico, Bruno
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