Zinalrothorn, 2-day guided ascent via the north ridge

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




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip



  • 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.


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.

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Price per person

Group of 1
2700 CHF

Group of 2
1350 CHF


Price includes


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required

    Extremely Fit


    About the 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.

    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 !



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    What People are Saying about Jan Novotny


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    Marijn Vandenberghe
    Awesome day of climbing provided by Jan. Extremely knowledgeable about the area and a fantastic climber and guide. This trip to Hruboskelsko was amazing in every way and climbing the towers an unbelievable experience. Would highly recommend this trip to all climbers, whether new or experienced.
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    Jason Lukasek
    Jan was amazing, professional, funny, and inspirational. The way he dealt with us and individuals whilst having a joint venture. The climb was amazing, the route selected was perfect for ability. I proposed to my girlfriend at the summit after that amazing ridge. She said yes, Jan was in on it and accommodated this without sacrificing safety. We look forward to using Jan\'s services again. He was by far the best IMG I have used. Words cannot thank enough for the experience.
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    Jason Stokes
    We climbed locally in Turnov, which worked out perfectly. Jan was flexible and professional setting up a meeting spot and drove us to the climbing. He struck a perfect balance of grades and led routes I did not want to lead, and gave \"laser guided beta\" for gear on routes I did lead. We spoke of climbing, history, love, life, and politics while enjoying beautiful scenery. His local knowledge was obvious and enhanced the whole trip. While Czech sandstone is not for the faint of heart, Jan made this side of climbing very accessible and pleasurable far beyond my expectations. 10/10. If this trip is of interest to you, book with complete confidence.
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    Andrew Verge

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