Acceptable conditions, good weather, awesome company, unforgettable time – Zermatt, August 03rd-07th, 2014
In a nutshell:
Day 1: Arrival in Zermatt (1616m), hike to mountain inn Flue (2618m), 1000m↑
Day 2: Rimpfischhorn 4199m, PD+ II, 1800m↑↓ + 1000m↓ down to Zermatt by bike
Day 3: Train to Rotenboden (2815m), hiking to Monte Rosa Hut SAC (2883m), 300m↓↑
Day 4: Dufourspitze 4634m traverse, PD+ II (AD- III), 1800m↑↓
Day 5: Return to Rotenboden and Zermatt, enjoying the best burgers in town at Brown Cow Pub
Snowfall at the end of July and the first days in August is not uncommon at high altitude, but in this intensity it cancelled our original plan. Looking for a reasonable alternative, we ended up with the climbing of Rimpfischhorn and the traverse of Dufourspitze, the highest peak on swiss territory.