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Mountains & Rocks in Italy / Switzerland


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2 Routes (/nordend/routes/p-
150580) Overview
Nordend (4.609m) Ski Routes from Nordend 4609m is the third highest mountain in the Alps after Mont Blanc and Dufourspitze. It is the most n
Monterosa hut (/nordend-i-4-609m-i- of all Monte Rosa peaks and is located on the Swiss Italian border. For an overwiew of the whole massif see
ski-routes-from-monterosa- Rosa (https://www.summitpost.org/mountains/mountain_link.pl/mountain_id/171)
hut/714793)

Cresta Santa Catherina (NE Ridge) Link for books and maps:
(/cresta-santa-catherina-ne-
ridge/156384) Literature and Maps (http://www.sac-verlag.ch/)
Walliser Alpen, Vol. III, Swiss Alpine Club (German and French)
Map Nr. 5006 Matterhorn - Mischabel 1:50'000
1 Huts & Campgrounds
Map Nr. 1348 Zermatt 1:25'000
(/nordend/huts-campgrounds/p-
150580)
Istituto Geogra co Centrale, Torino:
New Monterosa hut (/new-monterosa- Monte Rosa, Alagna e Macugnaga 1:50'000
hut/729105)
See the Swisstopo Map (http://www.mapplus.ch?x=633438&y=87914&zl=13&layers=peaks|huts
Parents  |pass_hiking|climbing|viewpoints|hiking_line|cablecar|railway_station) with many interesting features. Uploa
seperate window.
Monte Rosa group (/monte-rosa-
group/150342)
Mountains & Rocks
Taking the normal route from the Monte Rosa hut, it is not di cult, but you have to be strong and accustom
Dufourspitze/Punta Dufour altitude. Excellent weather is a must. It will take you from 6 to 10 hours to climb depending on the condition
(/dufourspitze-punta-dufour/150756) snow and your body.. The Monte Rosa glacier shows many crevasses, but these are not as mean as in the
neighboring Grenzgletscher.
Nordend (/nordend/150580)

Zumsteinspitze Take with you rope, crampons, ax. If you do it on skis from March to July you may be able to leave these item
(/zumsteinspitze/150359) rucksack. An interesting but di cult variation is the Cresta di Santa Caterina from the Gallarate bivouac (39
Signalkuppe / Punta Gnifetti top of Jaegerhorn (see route).
(/signalkuppe-punta-gnifetti/150348)
The tour to the Nordend gives you an excellent view on the many possibilities to climb the nearby Dufourspi
Lyskamm (/lyskamm/150274)
highest
Parrotspitze (/parrotspitze/150775) Swiss mountain.

Ludwigshoehe
(/ludwigshoehe/150818)

Corno Nero (/corno-nero/151079)

Il Naso del Lyskamm (/il-naso-del-


lyskamm/960572)

Castore/Castor (/castore- (/view_object.php? (/view_object.php? (/view_object.php? (/view_object.php? (/view_obje


castor/150540) object_id=2077) object_id=5568) object_id=83455) object_id=3466) object_id=2
Piramide Vincent (/piramide-
vincent/150642)

Breithorn (/breithorn/150251) Getting To The Top


Breithorn Centrale (/breithorn- From Monte Rosa hut (2795 m), described in "Monte Rosa Hut", take the tracks of the Monte Rosa Glacier t
centrale/568323) the Dufourspitze (https://www.summitpost.org/mountains/mountain_link.pl?mountain_id=652). At ca. 4000
Breithorn Orientale (Eastern Breithorn) will not turn to right, but keep going in direction of Nordend and head for Silbersattel (Italian: Colle Marinelli)
(/breithorn-orientale-eastern- a saddle between Nordend and Dufourspitze. The Silbersattel greets you with several bergschrunds. First he
breithorn/803658) to the left to the Nordend, then change your direction to the right (south east) and look for a safe way betwe
parallel crevasses. From far it looks worse than it is. A well trained mountaineer reaches the Silbersattel (45
Breithornzwillinge / Breithorn twin
hours.
(/breithornzwillinge-breithorn-
twin/863454)
From here take the north ridge that is covered with snow. Stay away from the Italian side (cornice!). The ridg
Pollux / Polluce (/pollux- normally
polluce/150545)
easy and if you climb Nordend with skis (recommended) you can keep them on as far as the rocks at the en
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Roccia Nera / Schwarz uh (/roccia- ridge. At


nera-schwarz uh/502961) the end of a dry summer the ridge is icy and an be time consuming (crampons, ax).

Punta Giordani (/punta-


Although the difference of altitude is only 100 m from the Silbersattel, even with excellent conditions you w
giordani/155131)
do it in
Cima di Iazzi (/cima-di-iazzi/153421)
less than one hour.
Stockhorn (Zermatt) (/stockhorn-
zermatt/815651)

Punta Vittoria (/punta-vittoria/377200)

Grand Tournalin (/grand-


tournalin/155039)

Monte Roisetta (/monte-


roisetta/155026) (/view_object.php? (/view_object.php? (/view_object.php? (/view_object.php? (/view_obje
Testa Grigia (/testa-grigia/152593) object_id=2076) object_id=3465) object_id=2078) object_id=3464) object_id=8

Pizzo Bianco (/pizzo-bianco/359483)

Seewjinenhorn Accommodation
(/seewjinenhorn/603611)
1. Swiss side see Monte Rosa Hut (https://www.summitpost.org/mountains/mountain_link.pl/mountain_id
Stolemberg (/stolemberg/552116)

Alta Luce/Hochlicht (/alta-luce-


hochlicht/1044075) 2. Macugnaga see Dufourspitze (https://www.summitpost.org/mountains/mountain_link.pl/mountain_id/6
Rothorn / Corno Rosso di Trinitè
(/rothorn-corno-rosso-di-trinit/236001) 3. Bivacco Città di Gallerate just below the peak of Jaegerhorn (3969m, 9 places, always open. From the Sw
start from the upper station of the Stockhorn cable car (3405 m) and walk down to the Stockhornpass (339
Becca Trecarè (/becca-trecar/155352) Traverse to the Jaegerjoch (3913 m) and climb over the rocks to the Jaegerhorn. 4 hours.
4 More (/nordend/mountains-rocks/p-
150342) From the Italian side start from the Belloni Bivouac (2509 m, see below) and cross the Piccolo Filar glacier a
 

seracs
at ca. 2800 m and reach the Jaegerruecken (spur) that leads in a rather di cult rock climb (max. IV) to the t
Pennine Alps (/pennine-alps/155314) Jaegerhorn.
Mountains & Rocks 6 hours.
Dufourspitze/Punta Dufour
(/dufourspitze-punta-dufour/150756)
4. Bivacco Belloni 2509 m 9 places. Take the car or bus to Macugnaga (Pecetto 1360 m).
Nordend (/nordend/150580)

Signalkuppe / Punta Gnifetti Access via chair lift to Belvedere (1932 m). Cross the rock covered Belvedere glacier and head reach the Alp
(/signalkuppe-punta-gnifetti/150348) (1974
m). Take the horizontal path in direction of the moraine and turn right on the third creek that leads to the Pic
Dom (/dom/150275)
glacier. A small path leads on its north side to the bivouac that looks like a US mail-box. 2.5 hours.
Lyskamm (/lyskamm/150274)

Weisshorn (/weisshorn/150253)
You can, of course, reach the bivouac without the chair lift. Follow the ugly road that starts near the chair lif
Short before Burki stay on the left (northern) side of the Anza river and follow the sign for the Sella hut. Befo
Täschhorn (/t-schhorn/150704) reaching the granite wall, you see a big waterfall to your right and a path zigzagging south of it. Leave the ro
Matterhorn - Monte Cervino head to the waterfall where you will nd this path. No sign! After a at grassy shoulder follow the yellow sig
(/matterhorn-monte-cervino/150235) shows left to the Sella hut. Enter and cross a gorge. At Roffelstafel 1905 m, leave the Sella path and keep st
Alpe Fillar where you join the path from Belvedere. 3 hours.
Parrotspitze (/parrotspitze/150775)

Dent Blanche (/dent-blanche/150210)

Ludwigshoehe
(/ludwigshoehe/150818)

Nadelhorn (/nadelhorn/150634)

Corno Nero (/corno-nero/151079)


(/view_object.php?
(/view_object.php? (/view_object.php
Grand Combin (/grand- object_id=51812)
object_id=7953) (/view_object.php? object_id=146132
combin/150670)
object_id=72844)
Lenzspitze (/lenzspitze/150653)

Il Naso del Lyskamm (/il-naso-del-


lyskamm/960572)
When To Climb
Castore/Castor (/castore-
castor/150540) Ski: March to July (long days, cold, covered crevasses)
Foot: July to September.
Zinalrothorn (/zinalrothorn/150307)

Piramide Vincent (/piramide-


vincent/150642)

Alphubel (/alphubel/150215)

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Rimp schhorn
(/rimp schhorn/150763)

Strahlhorn (/strahlhorn/150523)

Dent d'Hérens (/dent-d-h-rens/150280) (/view_object.php?object_id=105316)


Breithorn (/breithorn/150251)

Breithorn Centrale (/breithorn-


centrale/568323)
Helicopter
Bishorn (/bishorn/150214) Helicopters are generally not allowed to drop tourists in the Swiss mountains. However, there are 50 exactly
places
Breithorn Orientale (Eastern Breithorn)
where planes and helicopters may land. The small plain below the Silbersattel is such an "airport". You can
(/breithorn-orientale-eastern-
Zermatt (or any
breithorn/803658)
other company) to y you up to Silbersattel. Besides the fare you will have to pay for a compulsory mountai
Pollux / Polluce (/pollux- who
polluce/150545) shows you the way from Silbersattel to the Nordend.
Roccia Nera / Schwarz uh (/roccia-
nera-schwarz uh/502961)

Obergabelhorn (Ober Gabelhorn) General Information


(/obergabelhorn-ober-
gabelhorn/150252) For books, maps, webcams, trains, buses, weather, avalanches, rescue see my list Swiss Links
(https://www.summitpost.org/list/391572/swiss-links.html) in a new window.
188 More (/nordend/mountains-
rocks/p-155314)
 

External Links
Alpine 4000m Peaks (/alpine-4000m- Trip Report Cresta Santa Catherina (http://www.kletterwebbi.de/html/nordend.html)
peaks/170861) A trip report of the "Cresta Santa Catherina" route to the nordend (sorry, german language only)
Mountains & Rocks Nordend at www.4000er.de (http://4000er.de/gipfel.php?lang=en&vid=30)
Images, routes, coordinates and more information about the highest peaks of the Alps
Mont Blanc (/mont-blanc/150245)

Dufourspitze/Punta Dufour
(/dufourspitze-punta-dufour/150756)

Nordend (/nordend/150580)

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Signalkuppe / Punta Gnifetti


(/signalkuppe-punta-gnifetti/150348)
IMAGES
Dom (/dom/150275)

Lyskamm (/lyskamm/150274)
VIEW NORDEND IMAGE GALLERY - 134 IMAGES (/NORDEND/IMAGES/P-150580)
Weisshorn (/weisshorn/150253)

Täschhorn (/t-schhorn/150704)

Matterhorn - Monte Cervino


(/matterhorn-monte-cervino/150235)

Mont Maudit (/mont-maudit/150781)

Parrotspitze (/parrotspitze/150775)

Dent Blanche (/dent-blanche/150210)

Ludwigshoehe
(/ludwigshoehe/150818)

Nadelhorn (/nadelhorn/150634)

Corno Nero (/corno-nero/151079)

Grand Combin (/grand-


combin/150670)

Dôme du Goûter (/d-me-du-go-


ter/154611)

Lenzspitze (/lenzspitze/150653)

Finsteraarhorn
(/ nsteraarhorn/150587)

Il Naso del Lyskamm (/il-naso-del-


lyskamm/960572)

Mont Blanc du Tacul (/mont-blanc-du-


tacul/150271)

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Stecknadelhorn
(/stecknadelhorn/152345)

Castore/Castor (/castore-
castor/150540)

Zinalrothorn (/zinalrothorn/150307)

Hohberghorn (/hohberghorn/150728)

Piramide Vincent (/piramide-


vincent/150642)

Grandes Jorasses (/grandes-


jorasses/150262)

Alphubel (/alphubel/150215)

Rimp schhorn
(/rimp schhorn/150763)

33 More (/nordend/mountains-
rocks/p-170861)
 

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