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Weisshorn and Zinal 5-day mountaineering trip

Swiss Alps
Views from Weisshorn
Ascending Weisshorn
Zinal

Join Enrico, an IFMGA certified guide, on this unique mountaineering experience in the Swiss Alps and ascend the impressive Weisshorn.

Private

Alps

5 Days

Jun - Aug

Very high

Advanced


Description

Join me on this exciting ascent to the “Imperial crowns” of Weisshorn and Zinal, Switzerland. This unique adventure in the Alps is ideal for those looking to test their advanced mountaineering skills. Get ready for an outstanding 5 days!

On this unforgettable experience, I’ll take you to incredible places such as Durand Glacier, Blanc de Moming, Randa village, Tasch village, Tirfthon and many others. Additionally, we’ll be able to do some rock and ice climbing as well all with the goal of reaching the stunning Weisshorn peak! You can review the itinerary below for more information on what we’ll be doing each day. Nonetheless, the itinerary can be modified depending on weather conditions and the group’s skill and condition level.

Because this is a challenging climb, you will need previous mountaineering experience and good fitness level is a must! Once you complete your registration we will send a complete list of the necessary equipment.

So book your trip now and get ready for an adrenaline-filled adventure! The Weisshorn peak is waiting for you!

Furthermore, if you are looking for more summer adventures in the area, I also offer a climb to the 4000-meter peaks in the Alps. Be sure to check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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 1: Zinal - refuge

Four-hour climb from Zinal to the refuge. In the afternoon, we can practice some rock climbing.

Elevation gain: 1,200 meters.

Day 2: Zinal peak

6-7-hour climb to the summit of Zinal through the Durand glacier. Night at the shelter.

Elevation gain/loss: + 820 m / – 372 m.

Day 3: Blanc de Moming or Trifthorn

We’ll choose between the south ridge of the Blanc de Moming (rocks) and the ascent of the Trifthorn (snow and ice). Either way, we’ll descend and ride a car to the villages of Randa or Tasch.

Day 4: Weisshorn refuge

We’ll ascend to the Weisshorn refuge (2,932 m), which offers stunning views of the Tasch valley and the famous 4,000 m of the Valais.

Elevation gain: 1,400 meter.

Day 5: Weisshorn summit

Activity time: 12/14 hours.

Elevation gain/loss: + 1500 m / – 2900 m

 

Details

More info

According to the new directives of the Aosta Valley Regional College, insurance for recovery in the event of an accident is in charge of the customer and can be purchased by registering with the ITALIAN ALPINE CLUB (or corresponding local alpine club) or on the UVGAM website (https://pos.larcasrl.it/default.aspx?IDCON=926 ).

Meeting point

Zinal tourist office

About the guide

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Enrico

4.90

(22)

Mountain 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.

Languages

Italian | French | English

Certificates

IFMGA

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What people are saying about Enrico

John

5.00

This was intended to be 10 days of skill building with the ultimate goal of climbing one of the 6 great north faces of the Alps. I'd climbed some mountains graded PD/AD- before and did a few mountaineering courses but didn't have much experience climbing ice, mixed or steep snow. This course blew my expectations out of the water. Enrico is the best guide I've ever had, from a combination of technical skill, patience, knowledge of all aspects and good nature. We climbed something every single day (!). I really progressed my ice climbing which was the main goal for me and many times during the course I came away feeling that I'd surprised myself by getting to the top. Enrico did a great job judging my level and found options every day to challenge but not overwhelm me. I came to trust his judgement and really appreciate the time we got to spend climbing some great routes. 10/10.

David

5.00

Great trip, highly customized and exceeding our expectations. Highly recommendable

5.00

Enrico is a fantastic person and a very good guide, very professional. We climbed Auguille d'Entreves.

5.00

Enrico is a mountaineering expert. I did many tours, summits and expeditions with him over the past 15 years Not only does he know the environment, but he is also technically very proficient, which is very comforting when the going gets tougher. He is a very safe guide, does not take chances as he wants both of us to get back home safely! And he likes to share and explain every decision he makes. Every outing with Enrico is a 5 star experience.

5.00

I went Ice Climbing in Cogne with Enrico. He is very competent, friendly and enthusiastic.


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