- 1st Day: Meeting with the guide in Staffal around 02:00p.m. After the equipment check, we will take the cable car up to Punta Indren. From there we will hike up to the Gnifetti hut, where we will sleep overnight.
- Up: 1:00 hours - 370m
- 2nd Day: Departure around 3:00a.m. depending on the period of the year. We will follow the trail to Margherita hut until the Colle del Lys; from here, we will go down along the Grenz Glacier to the altitude of 4000 meters. We will climb up the small glacier between Dufour and Zumstein until the base of the ridge at the approximate altitude of 4200 meters. A short steep snow slope gives access to the proper ridge. We will follow the ridge, always as much as possible close to its edge, and we will arrive exactly on top of the Dufourspitze 4634m. On the way back we will follow the Italian regular route, crossing the summit of Zumsteispitze. After a quick stop to Gnifetti hut, we will go back to the cable car.
- Up: 6:30 hour’s 1200m
- Down: 5-6 hours 1500m
Meeting point: At 02:00pm in our office in Staffal (Hotel Nordend near to the bar
Requirements: Long approach, steep terrain, rock climbing up to grade III° and
exposed narrow ridges. This is a tour only for experienced and fit mountaineers. You should have already made similar tours.
Apparel/Clothing: We recommend functional clothing / layers principle, in order to deal with the different temperatures.
Boots: Waterproof mountaineering boots suitable for crampons.
Lunch: it is reccomended to bring some snacks and drinks with you, according to your needs. You will also have the opportunity to buy some snacks and drinks at the Hut.
Backpack: We recommend a 30L/40L backpack. Remember that everything you bring you have to carry it. Take with you functional, extra layer in case of cold, a shell if it is windy and a change for the hut, is usually enough.
Drinks, lunch, travel expenses if necessary boots rental and all the other services not included.
We always recommend a travel cancellation insurance, baggage insurance as well as travel and accident insurance.