ALONG THE SOUTH EAST RIDGE
From July to mid September

Located in the heart of the Switzerland Valais, between the Mattertal and the Val d' Anniviers, Zinalrothorn is one of the 4000 meters peak less known of the whole alps.

Not for this, however, less interesting. Its slender and elegant shape, the fun climbing that characterizes the itinerary make it absolutely a mountain not to be missed.

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Travel Program

1stDay

Transfer to Zermatt and walk up to the Hut

Meeting with the Guide early in the morning and transfer to Zermatt (about 2 hours driving from Domodossola). First we’ ll walk along a larch forest, then along morene until the Rothornhutte m 3198.

Walk up 1600 mt - 5 hours

2ndDay

Climb to the top

Departure before dawn along the upper part of Rothornglacier until the Wasserlock Couloir. From here, climbing an easy rock wall up to grade II° we’ll reach the beginning of the snowy ridge. Now the climb became a little more difficult through the Biner slab (III°) until the big cross on the top. The descent is on the same way.

.Climb up m 1020- down 2620m - 10 hours


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TECHNICAL INFO: The approach to the Hut is very long (about 1600 meters up) but easy and relaxing along a nice trail. The south-east ridge, or regular route, represents the easiest and safest climb to reach the summit. The difficulties are on rock up to grade III° along the slab called Biner, and some slopes up to 50°. Depending on the conditions you’ll have the crampons on all the way up. The overall length of this itinerary it is not to be underestimated.


The accompaniment of two participants will be decided by the Guide in according to their experience and technical skills.


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Difficulties

AD+ / Fairly Difficult +

Skills required

Excellent physical shape, good training and practice in the use of ice axe and crampons are required, Basic rock climbing experience is required

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
2 days 1 2

Equipements

High mountain clothing, harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet, head light

Documents

Alpine Club Card is recommended

Prices

1 person900,00 €per person

Rate details

THE PRICE INCLUDES: Support and assistance of a U.I.A.G.M. Mountain Guide, all the technical equipment in common use, rental of technical equipment if you need (harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet), logistics and reservation to the Hut.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Transfer to Zermatt in Switzerland, half board to the Hut. Guide’s train ticket and half board will be shared by participants, injury insurance.