Pointe Zumstein : From the Monte Rosa Hut

Pointe Zumstein : From the Monte Rosa Hut

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Map

  • Swisstopo - 47 - Monte Rosa
  • Swisstopo - 284 - Mischabel
  • Swisstopo - 1348 - Zermatt

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General

route_types: return_same_way
activities:
durations: 1 day(s)

quality: medium

Rating

2.2 / E1
PD / S3

heights

elevation min/max : 2500 m / 4563 m

height_diff: +300 m / -2500 m

gear

glacier_gear: glacier_safety_gear

orientations

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description

Approach (See route to the Monte Rosa Hut)

Route

Go up the moraine above the hut for 200m to get onto the Grenzgletscher at around 3050m.
Go up the true right bank of the Grenzgletscher. Pass a crevasse zone around 3300m then reach a plateau at 3700m. Go up the bowl above, then go to the left to arrive at the Col Gnifetti (4452m).
From here either climb to the Margherita Hut (Signalkuppe) 4554m and/or the Zumsteinspitze, 4563m.

Descent

By the same route, then the Gornergletscher.

remarks

Long and for the most part fairly flat
The Margherita Hut is the only hut on the summit of a 4000m peak

Sensitive areas
There are sensitive areas on this route. Please refer to the map.

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