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Zinalrothorn, 2-day guided ascent via the north ridge

Zinalrothorn, 2-day guided ascent via the north ridge | Switzerland

Ascend the beautifully snowy northern ridge of the Zinalrothorn on a 2-day guided climb with IFMGA-certified guide Jan.

Private

Alps

2 Days

Jun - Sep

Extremely Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

* Conquer the dramatic Swiss peak of Zinalrothorn.

* We'll climb via the compact and beautiful north ridge.

* Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide leading the way.

Description

The Swiss mountain of Zinalrothorn, which stretches to 4,221 meters, is located in the Pennine Alps.

It is one of the highest summits that separate the Matter valley to the east and the Val de Zinal to the west.

We’ll climb the mountain via its north ridge, which is compact and beautiful rock that offers a varied climb. This has built its reputation as one of the most beautiful 4,000-m climbs in the canton of Valais.

Zinalrothorn was first climbed in 1864 via the north ridge by the English couple Leslie Stephen and Florence Grove, along with the guides of Jakob and Melchior Anderegg.

Potential participants for the climb are required to have very good mountaineering skills as well as being in excellent physical fitness. 

Get in touch now to reserve your place on a 2-day guided climb of the Swiss Zinalrothorn via its north ridge.


About the guide

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Jan

5.00

(10)

Mountain Guide

I've been skiing and climbing since my early childhood. I graduated in 2005 from the Univerzity of Hradec Kralove with a Master degree at the Faculty of Education. Since then I worked as a history and PE teacher. I was also running an Outdoor sport's club at that time, spending plenty of time climbing, skiing etc. with my students.

In 2009, I became a full time skiing and climbing instructor.

Licences:
2009 – APUL C ski instructor
2010 – APUL B ski instructor
2011 – APUL telemark and snowboard
2012 – ISIA Mark (International ski instructors association)
– MSMT climbing instructor and Mountain leader
2013 – entered the UIAGM mountain guide education
2014 – passed the UIAGM Aspirant exam.
2015 - Succeeded the UIAGM / IFMGA final exam

Spending your holiday with you would be my pleasure. Whether in winter on a ski tour (in Czech Republic or Austria) or in summer among the spectacular sandstone towers.

It will be, with no doubt, a very pleasant experience for all of us. I'm an easygoing, friendly and reliable person with a good sense for responsibility.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with me !

Languages

Russian | German | English | Czech

Certificates

CAHV | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Jan

Jefferson

5.00

I had a great time and the guide really made me feel like we were friends on a day of climbing. Would do again! Thank you.

Maggi

5.00

This review is not for Jan Novotny, but for Juras Sefl. Unfortunately communication with Explore share was very haphazard, and I got the feeling if I hadn’t established contact a few aus prior to our climbing date, it wouldnt have happened. No contact from jan Novotny who was indisposed and got his friend Juras to fill in last minute. Juras Sefl was excellent, reliable and took excellent care of my first time climbing teenagers who felt safe in his hands and trusted him. I wasn’t so impressed with the head organisation, as I say, communication and organisation was not optimal and I wasn’t sure what kind of service we would get. No communication with the guide. Anyhow, the overall climbing experience with Juras was excellent.

Alex

5.00

Jan was knowledgeable about the history and geography of the area, the route and pace were goid for me, he helped me with my attempt to learn Czech, the weather and snow were mostly good, altogether a very enjoyable day.

Bob

5.00

Guide: Jan Hais! What a great ski tour our threesome had in the Giant Mountains in the spring of 2022, with our guide Jan Hais. The weather was great, as was the culture of alpine huts and mountain lore in the land of the giant, Krkonoše. But the trip was really pulled together in such a successful way by the skill of our guide. He was an expert at understanding our needs. We were strong and experienced in some ways, yet less so in others, particularly in the use of alpine touring gear. Jan expertly knew when to give us room to roam, yet to jump into help when we needed it. Excellent! We did seem to fall through the cracks a little in pre-trip communications—not our guide’s fault. However, Jan listened empathetically to our concerns and his professionalism reassured us. Thank you, Jan Hais. Thanks, too, to the team at Explore-Share for reaching out to us over our pre-trip hiccups.

Iris

5.00

it was great! Jiri is a fantastic guide and man, we all enjoyed being with him a lot!!!


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