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Monte Rosa Ski Mountaineering

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 George.D 18 Feb 2020

Hi all - anyone have experience of multiday ski mountaineering in the Monte Rosa 4000ers? Thinking about this for March. In particular, suggested logical itineraries / link-ups that work with skis and huts to stay (including bivvy huts / winter rooms) would be of interest. Having trouble getting straight what huts will be open and what routes might work at this time of year. Likely to be based in Zermatt and main objective likely Dufourspitze, but open to ideas / experience, including slightly less well travelled routes that might work with skis in spring.

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 walts4 18 Feb 2020
In reply to George.D:

http://www.rifugimonterosa.it/en

Link to the booking system, sure that all the huts are open for the touring season by March although there are a few winter rooms, bivis  available at a lower altitude to aid acclimitisation.

 JuneBob 19 Feb 2020
In reply to George.D:

I had a lot of fun on the gressoney side and stayed up at the high cabins there. Probably cheaper than Switzerland. I didn't go up dufourspitze, but did go up a bunch of the other 4000s and then finally followed the reverse mezzalama route to valtournenche.

In reply to George.D:

There's a lot of info around and many suggested itineraries if you google "Spaghetti Tour ski Monte Rosa" or something like that.  However I'm not sure of the exact hut opening dates.  The tour is really high so April onwards would be a more usual time for the route.  That said, it's so warm here this year you might be fine conditions-wise.  

Here's an example itinerary, which you can adapt as you like:  https://mountaintracks.co.uk/holidays/monterosa-summits-ski-tour

Feel free to DM me.  


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