Pointe Zumstein - From the Monte Rosa Hut - Zumsteinspitze - Valais E - Pennine Alps E - Switzerland
Pointe Zumstein - From the Monte Rosa Hut

Pointe Zumstein - From the Monte Rosa Hut

Pointe Zumstein - Valais E - Pennine Alps E - Switzerland

Information
Min / max altitude2500m / 4563m
Duration1 day
Main facingW
Route typereturn_same_way
Glacier gear required
Source

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.

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

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