A winter climb of Dufourspitze

The Breithorn summit seen from Klein Matterhorn. (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, breithorn, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, wächte, wächten, cornice, glacier, mountain, mountains, snow, sunset, swiss, wchte, wchten)

The Dufourspitze (4634 m) is the highest mountain in Switzerland. The mountain is situated in the Wallis region in the south of the country. The summit is very close (a few hundred meters) from the Italian border. Dufourspitze is part of the large Monte Rosa massif and near a number of famous 4000m peaks like the Matterhorn (4478 m), Lyskamm (4527 m), Dent Blanche (4356 m), Zinalrothorn (4221 m), or the Weisshorn (4506 m).

Nadine, Wilfried and I had planned to climb Dufourspitze for a long time but we needed several things at once: stabile weather, good acclimatization to the high altitude, and reservations for the newly opened Monte Rosa hut (which are hard to come by in the high season). We also preferred a winter ascend with skies as this speeds up the descend considerably.

On the summit of Klein Matterhorn during sunset. (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent d'hérens, grand combin, matterhorn, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, cross, mountain, mountains, sunset, swiss, dent d'hrens)

We left Zurich by train and in less than 3 hours we arrived in Zermatt. Thanks to the newly opened Lötschberg Base Tunnel this is actually faster than driving there by car. A short bus ride through the village and a longer ride by gondola through the ski area brought us to the Klein Matterhorn. Here we would spend the night at 3800 m to help us acclimatize. Now it seems like we cheated quite a lot by taking a gondola to that altitude but the plan was to descend the next day to 2500 m and ascend Dufourspitze from this more "honest" altitude.

The accomodation at the Klein Matterhorn is very nice and modern. After dinner we took the flight of stairs to the top of Klein Matterhorn and enjoyed the sun setting between Matterhorn and Dent D'Herens -- a spectacular sight!

Onto the Breithorn and through the seracs of the Schwärzegletscher

Wilfried skiing through the seracs (keywords: alpen, alps, bergsteiger, kletterer, leute, person, wilfried, alpinist, climber, glacier, mountaineer, people, serac, seracs, skier)

The next morning we got up at 6am, had breakfast, and were on our way by 7am. The main objective for the day was to descend to the Monte Rosa hut, stay there overnight, and attempt Dufourspitze the next day. To fill an otherwise pretty short day we wanted to climb Breithorn (4164 m) via one of the easiest ascends of any of the Alps' 4000m peaks.

We were on the top in 1,5 hours and had the summit to ourselves (which is rare) to enjoy the panorama. This was my third climb of Breithorn but the first time via the normal way. I had climbed it in 2009 with Moritz via the Triftjigrat ridge through the north face and later that year with Wilfried where we climbed the complete traverse from Roccia Nera.

A quick ski down brought us to where Nadine had been waiting. She didn't feel well, probably due to the altitude, and at this point chose to abort the trip and ski down through the ski area to Zermatt.

We continued by traversing along the southern slopes of Breithorn to get to Schwarztor pass which gives access to the south side of the massif and to Schwärzegletscher glacier. This glacier is quite broken up in parts and it was quite exciting to ski through the crevasses and seracs to arrive at Gornergletscher glacier. Here, we put o skins once again and skied up to the Monte Rosa hut.

The new Monte Rosa hut, opened two years ago, is an architectural marvel. Oddly shaped with lots of steel and glass and covered with solar panels the hut is claimed to be completely energy self-sufficient. We enjoyed our dinner and watched the sun setting spectacularly behind the Matterhorn. Then we went to bed.

Wilfried in the seracs of the glacier with Matterhorn and Dent Blanche behind (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent blanche, leute, matterhorn, obergabelhorn, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wellenkuppe, wilfried, glacier, mountain, mountains, people, serac, seracs, skier, swiss)
The new Monte Rosa hut with Matterhorn, Dent Blanche and a few more 4000 m peaks at sunset (HDR photo) (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, berghütte, dent blanche, gornergrat, hdr, leute, matterhorn, monte rosa hut, obergabelhorn, person, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, wellenkuppe, wolke, wolken, zinalrothorn, clouds, glacier, mountain, mountain hut, mountains, people, sunset, swiss)

Dufourspitze Summit

Skiers ascending Dufourspitze with Matterhorn, Dent Blanche etc behind (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent blanche, dent d'hérens, leute, matterhorn, obergabelhorn, person, schweiz, sonnenaufgang, switzerland, valais, wallis, wellenkuppe, zinalrothorn, mountain, mountains, people, skier, sunrise, swiss, dent d'hrens)

We got up at very early, had breakfast, and when we took off from the hut it was still dark. The night was cold but we quickly got warm as the slopes toward Dufourspitze can be quite steep. At 4200 m the route splits. One option is to head left toward the Silbersattel saddle between Dufourspitze and Nordend and ascend Dufourspitze via a series of steep colours where fixed ropes have been installed. We chose the other -- on this day less popular -- option of heading toward the saddle at 4359 m and ascending the mountain via its long west ridge. There were only a few parties on the ridge as most people had chosen the other way.

The ridge starts off as a fairly steep snow ridge with a few rocky outcroppings and eventually turns into a rocky ridge which leads to the summit where we arrived just after noon. We enjoyed the fantastic views from the summit and took a good break to refuel for the long descend toward the saddle where we had left our skies.

Climbers on the west ridge of Dufourspitze with Matterhorn and Dent d'Herens behind (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, breithorn, dent d'hérens, dufourspitze, grand combin, kletterer, leute, matterhorn, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, ridge, swiss, dent d'hrens)
On the summit of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, berghütte, bergsteiger, daniel, dent blanche, dufourspitze, kletterer, leute, matterhorn, monte rosa hut, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountain hut, mountaineer, mountains, people, swiss, berghtte)
Wilfried descending the west ridge of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, dufourspitze, kletterer, leute, nordend, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, swiss)

The Long Way Home

On the west ridge of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, leute, person, schweiz, signalkuppe, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, mountain, mountains, people, swiss)

We were slower on the descend of the ridge than on the ascend since we had gotten quite tired and the altitude was getting to us. Eventually we arrived at our skies and started to ski down over the glacier. The snow had turned soft in the midday sun which made the going tough. We arrived back at the hut just before 5pm and we were spent. We ate a quick soup and eventually started to head down. We had liked to spend another night at the hut but it was completely booked. Also, the normal winter ski descend to Zermatt was unpassable due to too much melted snow in a gorge. So we had to descend to the Gornergletscher and then ascend the moraine for over 300 m of elevation gain. Normally, this takes perhaps 4 hours. It took us twice that long and by 8pm or so, when the last train to the vallay was scheduled, we were still lugging our packs and skies up the moraine.

We arrived at the top around midnight. Since the last train had long departed the plan was to ski down to Zermatt by headlamp via the ski area (officially closed for grooming). The problem was that we were neither sure if there was enough snow to ski all the way to the village nor if we would find any accomodation in Zermatt after midnight...

Eventually we passed the Riffelberg hotel. The door was open, we managed to wake the guard, and were relieved when they were able to give us a room.

We enjoyed a great breakfast the next morning, took the Gornergratbahn down, then the train back to Zurich, took a shower and arrived at work at noon. Better late then never.

Epilog

Great climb, great weather, mostly great conditions. However, we had underestimated the long descend which became quite memorable. Luckily, this is Switzerland so even if you are stuck at 3000 m in the middle of the night there might just be a hotel around the next corner!

  • Apr 09, 2011
  • Klein Matterhorn
  •    with Nadine and Wilfried
Matterhorn seen from Breithorn at sunset (HDR picture) (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent d'hérens, france, frankreich, grand combin, hdr, matterhorn, mont blanc massif, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, glacier, mountain, mountains, snow, sunset, swiss, dent d'hrens)
Matterhorn seen from Breithorn at sunset (HDR picture)
The Breithorn summit seen from Klein Matterhorn. (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, breithorn, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, wächte, wächten, cornice, glacier, mountain, mountains, snow, sunset, swiss, wchte, wchten)
The Breithorn summit seen from Klein Matterhorn.
The Breithorn summit seen from Klein Matterhorn. (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, breithorn, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, wächte, wächten, cornice, glacier, mountain, mountains, snow, sunset, swiss, wchte, wchten)
The Breithorn summit seen from Klein Matterhorn.
On the summit of Klein Matterhorn during sunset. (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent d'hérens, grand combin, matterhorn, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, cross, mountain, mountains, sunset, swiss, dent d'hrens)
On the summit of Klein Matterhorn during sunset.
Summit cross on Klein Matterhorn (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, sonnenuntergang, cross, mountain, mountains, sunset)
Summit cross on Klein Matterhorn
Matterhorn seen from Breithorn at sunset (HDR picture) (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent d'hérens, hdr, matterhorn, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, sunset, swiss, dent d'hrens)
Matterhorn seen from Breithorn at sunset (HDR picture)
Matterhorn seen from the summit of Klein Matterhorn at sunset (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent d'hérens, matterhorn, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, sunset, swiss, dent d'hrens)
Matterhorn seen from the summit of Klein Matterhorn at sunset
  • Apr 10, 2011
  • Breithorn
  •    with Wilfried
Leaving Klein Matterhorn for the Breithorn climb (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, matterhorn, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, swiss)
Leaving Klein Matterhorn for the Breithorn climb
Wilfried arriving at the summit of Breithorn (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent d'hérens, leute, matterhorn, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, mountain, mountains, people, swiss, dent d'hrens)
Wilfried arriving at the summit of Breithorn
Skiers below Breithorn summit (keywords: alpen, alps, snow)
Skiers below Breithorn summit
Skiers below some Wallis 4000m peaks: Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor, and Pollux (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, breithorn, castor, pollux, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, swiss)
Skiers below some Wallis 4000m peaks: Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor, and Pollux
Pollux and Castor (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, castor, pollux, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, swiss)
Pollux and Castor
Climbers on the summit ridge of Pollux (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, pollux, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, ridge, swiss)
Climbers on the summit ridge of Pollux
Wilfried starting the descend to the Gorner glacier (keywords: alalinhorn, alpen, alphubel, alps, berg, berge, dom, leute, person, rimpfischhorn, schweiz, strahlhorn, switzerland, täschhorn, valais, wallis, wilfried, mountain, mountains, people, skier, swiss, tschhorn)
Wilfried starting the descend to the Gorner glacier
Skiers ascending with Dufourspitze, Nordend, and Signalkuppe in the background (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, dufourspitze, kletterer, leute, nordend, person, schweiz, signalkuppe, switzerland, valais, wallis, alpinist, climber, glacier, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, skier, swiss)
Skiers ascending with Dufourspitze, Nordend, and Signalkuppe in the background
North face of Breithorn (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, breithorn, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, swiss)
North face of Breithorn
Skiers ascending with Matterhorn and Dent Blanch (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent blanche, leute, matterhorn, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, people, skier, swiss)
Skiers ascending with Matterhorn and Dent Blanch
Wilfried in the seracs of the glacier with Matterhorn and Dent Blanche behind (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent blanche, leute, matterhorn, obergabelhorn, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wellenkuppe, wilfried, glacier, mountain, mountains, people, serac, seracs, skier, swiss)
Wilfried in the seracs of the glacier with Matterhorn and Dent Blanche behind
Wilfried in the seracs of the glacier with Matterhorn and Dent Blanche behind (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent blanche, leute, matterhorn, obergabelhorn, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wellenkuppe, wilfried, glacier, mountain, mountains, people, serac, seracs, skier, swiss)
Wilfried in the seracs of the glacier with Matterhorn and Dent Blanche behind
Wilfried in the seracs of the glacier with Dent Blanche and a few more Wallis 4000 m peaks behind (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent blanche, leute, obergabelhorn, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wellenkuppe, wilfried, zinalrothorn, glacier, mountain, mountains, people, serac, seracs, skier, swiss)
Wilfried in the seracs of the glacier with Dent Blanche and a few more Wallis 4000 m peaks behind
Wilfried skiing through the seracs (keywords: alalinhorn, alpen, alphubel, alps, berg, berge, dom, gornergrat, leute, person, rimpfischhorn, schweiz, strahlhorn, switzerland, täschhorn, valais, wallis, wilfried, glacier, mountain, mountains, people, serac, seracs, skier, swiss, tschhorn)
Wilfried skiing through the seracs
Wilfried skiing through the seracs (keywords: alpen, alphubel, alps, berg, berge, dom, gornergrat, leute, person, schweiz, switzerland, täschhorn, valais, wallis, weisshorn, wilfried, glacier, mountain, mountains, people, skier, swiss, tschhorn)
Wilfried skiing through the seracs
Wilfried skiing through the seracs (keywords: alpen, alps, gornergrat, leute, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, glacier, people, serac, seracs, skier, swiss)
Wilfried skiing through the seracs
Wilfried skiing through the seracs (keywords: alalinhorn, alpen, alphubel, alps, berg, berge, dom, leute, person, rimpfischhorn, schweiz, strahlhorn, switzerland, täschhorn, valais, wallis, wilfried, glacier, mountain, mountains, people, serac, seracs, skier, swiss, tschhorn)
Wilfried skiing through the seracs
Wilfried skiing through the seracs (keywords: alpen, alps, bergsteiger, kletterer, leute, person, wilfried, alpinist, climber, glacier, mountaineer, people, serac, seracs, skier)
Wilfried skiing through the seracs
Seracs on the Schwärzegletscher glacier (keywords: alpen, alps, glacier, serac, seracs)
Seracs on the Schwärzegletscher glacier
Seracs on the Schwärzegletscher glacier (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, glacier, mountain, mountains, serac, seracs)
Seracs on the Schwärzegletscher glacier
Wilfried skiing with seracs behind (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, leute, person, wilfried, glacier, mountain, mountains, people, serac, seracs, skier)
Wilfried skiing with seracs behind
Breithorn (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, breithorn, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, swiss)
Breithorn
Lyskamm (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, liskamm, lyskamm, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, glacier, mountain, mountains, serac, seracs, swiss)
Lyskamm
Ascending to the Monte Rosa hut with Lyskamm behind (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, leute, liskamm, lyskamm, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, glacier, mountain, mountains, people, serac, seracs, skier, swiss)
Ascending to the Monte Rosa hut with Lyskamm behind
Skiers crossing a glacier (keywords: alpen, alps, leute, person, glacier, people, serac, seracs, skier)
Skiers crossing a glacier
Skiers on the way to the Monte Rosa hut with the Gorner glacier below and Matterhorn and Dent Blanche behind (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent blanche, gornergrat, leute, matterhorn, obergabelhorn, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wellenkuppe, glacier, mountain, mountains, people, skier, swiss)
Skiers on the way to the Monte Rosa hut with the Gorner glacier below and Matterhorn and Dent Blanche behind
View from the new Monte Rosa hut to Matterhorn and Dent Blanche (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, berghütte, dent blanche, matterhorn, monte rosa hut, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountain hut, mountains, swiss, berghtte)
View from the new Monte Rosa hut to Matterhorn and Dent Blanche
Dining room of the new Monte Rosa hut (keywords: alpen, alps, berghütte, leute, monte rosa hut, person, mountain hut, people, berghtte)
Dining room of the new Monte Rosa hut
Outside the new Monte Rosa hut (keywords: alpen, alps, berghütte, leute, monte rosa hut, person, sonnenuntergang, mountain hut, people, sunset, berghtte)
Outside the new Monte Rosa hut
The new Monte Rosa hut with Matterhorn and Dent Blanche at sunset (HDR photo) (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, berghütte, dent blanche, gornergrat, hdr, leute, matterhorn, monte rosa hut, obergabelhorn, person, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, wellenkuppe, wolke, wolken, clouds, glacier, mountain, mountain hut, mountains, people, sunset, swiss, berghtte)
The new Monte Rosa hut with Matterhorn and Dent Blanche at sunset (HDR photo)
The new Monte Rosa hut with Matterhorn, Dent Blanche and a few more 4000 m peaks at sunset (HDR photo) (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, berghütte, dent blanche, gornergrat, hdr, leute, matterhorn, monte rosa hut, obergabelhorn, person, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, wellenkuppe, wolke, wolken, zinalrothorn, clouds, glacier, mountain, mountain hut, mountains, people, sunset, swiss)
The new Monte Rosa hut with Matterhorn, Dent Blanche and a few more 4000 m peaks at sunset (HDR photo)
Wilfried and the new Monte Rosa hut at sunset (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, berghütte, bergsteiger, gornergrat, kletterer, leute, monte rosa hut, obergabelhorn, person, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, wellenkuppe, wilfried, zinalrothorn, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountain hut, mountaineer, mountains, people, sunset, swiss, berghtte)
Wilfried and the new Monte Rosa hut at sunset
Wilfried and the new Monte Rosa hut at sunset (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, berghütte, dent d'hérens, leute, matterhorn, person, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, mountain, mountain hut, mountains, people, silhouette, sunset, swiss, berghtte, dent d'hrens)
Wilfried and the new Monte Rosa hut at sunset
  • Apr 11, 2011
  • Dufourspitze
  •    with Wilfried
Skiers ascending Dufourspitze with Matterhorn, Dent Blanche etc behind (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent blanche, dent d'hérens, leute, matterhorn, obergabelhorn, person, schweiz, sonnenaufgang, switzerland, valais, wallis, wellenkuppe, zinalrothorn, mountain, mountains, people, skier, sunrise, swiss, dent d'hrens)
Skiers ascending Dufourspitze with Matterhorn, Dent Blanche etc behind
Breithorn, Dent d'Herens, and Matterhorn during sunrise (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, breithorn, dent d'hérens, matterhorn, schweiz, sonnenaufgang, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, sunrise, swiss, dent d'hrens)
Breithorn, Dent d'Herens, and Matterhorn during sunrise
Skier ascending with Lyskamm (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, leute, liskamm, lyskamm, person, schweiz, sonnenaufgang, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, mountain, mountains, people, skier, sunrise, swiss)
Skier ascending with Lyskamm
Skiers ascending a glacier (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, leute, person, wilfried, mountain, mountains, people, skier)
Skiers ascending a glacier
Breithorn, Dent d'Herens, and Matterhorn during sunrise (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, breithorn, dent d'hérens, matterhorn, schweiz, sonnenaufgang, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, sunrise, swiss, dent d'hrens)
Breithorn, Dent d'Herens, and Matterhorn during sunrise
Skiers ascending the glacier that leads to Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dufourspitze, leute, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, glacier, mountain, mountains, people, skier, swiss)
Skiers ascending the glacier that leads to Dufourspitze
Skiers ascending with a few 4000 m peaks behind (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dent blanche, leute, obergabelhorn, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, weisshorn, wellenkuppe, zinalrothorn, glacier, mountain, mountains, people, skier, swiss)
Skiers ascending with a few 4000 m peaks behind
Skiers ascending the glacier with lots of seracs and crevasses (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dufourspitze, leute, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, glacier, mountain, mountains, people, serac, seracs, skier, swiss)
Skiers ascending the glacier with lots of seracs and crevasses
Looking at the west ridge of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dufourspitze, leute, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, mountain, mountains, people, skier, swiss)
Looking at the west ridge of Dufourspitze
The west ridge of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, dufourspitze, kletterer, leute, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, ridge, swiss)
The west ridge of Dufourspitze
ski depot (keywords: alpen, alps, bergsteiger, kletterer, leute, person, wilfried, alpinist, climber, mountaineer, people)
ski depot
Wilfried and the west ridge that leads to the summit of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, dufourspitze, kletterer, leute, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, ridge, swiss)
Wilfried and the west ridge that leads to the summit of Dufourspitze
Lyskamm (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, liskamm, lyskamm, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, swiss)
Lyskamm
Dufourspitze west ridge (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, dufourspitze, kletterer, leute, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, ridge, swiss)
Dufourspitze west ridge
Dufourspitze west ridge (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dufourspitze, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, ridge, swiss)
Dufourspitze west ridge
Climbers on the summit of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dufourspitze, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, swiss)
Climbers on the summit of Dufourspitze
Wilfried and Lyskamm (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, kletterer, leute, liskamm, lyskamm, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, swiss)
Wilfried and Lyskamm
Climbers on the west ridge of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, kletterer, leute, liskamm, lyskamm, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, ridge, swiss)
Climbers on the west ridge of Dufourspitze
Climbers on the west ridge of Dufourspitze with Matterhorn and Dent d'Herens behind (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, breithorn, dent d'hérens, dufourspitze, grand combin, kletterer, leute, matterhorn, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, ridge, swiss, dent d'hrens)
Climbers on the west ridge of Dufourspitze with Matterhorn and Dent d'Herens behind
Climbers on the west ridge of Dufourspitze with Lyskamm and Matterhorn as well as the Mont Blanc group behind (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, breithorn, dent d'hérens, france, frankreich, grand combin, kletterer, leute, liskamm, lyskamm, matterhorn, mont blanc massif, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, ridge, swiss, dent d'hrens)
Climbers on the west ridge of Dufourspitze with Lyskamm and Matterhorn as well as the Mont Blanc group behind
The west ridge of Nordend (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, nordend, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, ridge, swiss)
The west ridge of Nordend
Wilfried in front of Lyskamm (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, kletterer, leute, liskamm, lyskamm, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, swiss)
Wilfried in front of Lyskamm
On the summit of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, berghütte, bergsteiger, daniel, dent blanche, dufourspitze, kletterer, leute, matterhorn, monte rosa hut, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountain hut, mountaineer, mountains, people, swiss, berghtte)
On the summit of Dufourspitze
Climbers on the summit of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, dufourspitze, kletterer, leute, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, ridge, swiss)
Climbers on the summit of Dufourspitze
Wilfried on the summit of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, dufourspitze, kletterer, leute, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, swiss)
Wilfried on the summit of Dufourspitze
Signalkuppe seen from the summit of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, schweiz, signalkuppe, switzerland, valais, wallis, zumsteinspitze, mountain, mountains, swiss)
Signalkuppe seen from the summit of Dufourspitze
Lyskamm and Breithorn (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, breithorn, liskamm, lyskamm, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, swiss)
Lyskamm and Breithorn
On the west ridge of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, leute, person, schweiz, signalkuppe, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, mountain, mountains, people, swiss)
On the west ridge of Dufourspitze
Wilfried and the west ridge of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, dufourspitze, kletterer, leute, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, ridge, swiss)
Wilfried and the west ridge of Dufourspitze
Wilfried descending the west ridge of Dufourspitze (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, dufourspitze, kletterer, leute, nordend, person, schweiz, switzerland, valais, wallis, wilfried, alpinist, climber, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, swiss)
Wilfried descending the west ridge of Dufourspitze
Wilfried skiing through seracs (keywords: alpen, alps, leute, person, wilfried, people, serac, seracs, skier)
Wilfried skiing through seracs
Ascending Gornergrat during sunset (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, bergsteiger, kletterer, leute, person, sonnenuntergang, wilfried, wolke, wolken, alpinist, climber, clouds, mountain, mountaineer, mountains, people, sunset)
Ascending Gornergrat during sunset
Dufourspitze, the new Monte Rosa hut, and Lyskamm during sunset (keywords: alpen, alps, berg, berge, dufourspitze, liskamm, lyskamm, schweiz, sonnenuntergang, switzerland, valais, wallis, mountain, mountains, sunset, swiss)
Dufourspitze, the new Monte Rosa hut, and Lyskamm during sunset