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Climbing Dufourspitze Rey Ridge , 4634m, is something that will be etched in your memory forever. Second highest peak in the Alps and first in Switzerland, Dufour is a symbol mountain for classic high-altitude mountaineering. Climbing this mountain from the iconic Rey Ridge will make your experience even more exciting, adding a piece of history to your climbing to-do list.
The ascent to the Dufourspitze via the Rey Ridge is an experience that should be savored down to the last metre. On the first day we will go up to the Gnifetti hut (or to the Mantova refuge) where we will stay overnight. On the second day we will leave very early (3:00-4:00 am) and after a long approach through the Monte Rosa glaciers we will begin our climb to Rey Ridge. Climbing on excellent granite up to grade III, mixed passages, exposed and airy snowy ridges will take you to the second, but no less beautiful, peak of the Alps. Fun is guaranteed.
Excellent physical preparation and experience in mountaineering ascents of this kind are required.
Long approaches, technical climbing up to grade III on rock and mixed, exposed and aerial snow ridges, glacier crossings and long returns are the characteristics of this climb. Having these skills will allow you to fully enjoy this exciting climb.
the leading Guide is a fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide.
We recommend high altitude, summer mountaineering clothing. Mountaineering boots suitable for crampons. Harness, crampons, ice ace, helmet, sling and a carabiner, poles if needed. Try to carry backpack as light as possible. Functional clothing for the day and a change shirt for the hut is usually enough. We suggest a 30-35 lt. backpack. Please take some snacks and drinks with you.
This is a climb of high technical and overall commitment. In case you want to undertake the climb, we recommend that you contact us and discuss the details and the program with our guides before the expedition.
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