Nordend - Monte Rosa - ski tour - Skitour.Guru

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Nordend - Monte Rosa, 4609 m

  • Length of ascent7 km
  • ascent1745 m
  • duration10-12,5 h
  • Fitness difficulty
  • Technical difficulty
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 Sliding Panorama: Sunrise and 4000er of Wallis Alps on the way to Nordend

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 Sliding Panorama: Climbing the ridge to the top of Nordend and a view of Alpi Pennine and Alps in Italy

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 Sliding Panorama: Climbing the ridge to the top of Nordend and looking to the Signallkuppe

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 Sliding Panorama: Above 4000 m, panorama of Valais Alps above Zermatt and Mattertal valley

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  • Sunrise and 4000er of Wallis Alps on the way to Nordend
  • Climbing the ridge to the top of Nordend and a view of Alpi Pennine and Alps in Italy
  • Climbing the ridge to the top of Nordend and looking to the Signallkuppe
  • Above 4000 m, panorama of Valais Alps above Zermatt and Mattertal valley
  • Source: sac-cas.ch, swisstopo.ch
  • Source: sac-cas.ch, swisstopo.ch
  • Matterhorn in the morning sun

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Nordend is a very challenging glacier ski tour to an important summit in the Monte Rosa massif. The biggest problem is the huge crevasses, due to which the ascent and descent route has to be adjusted. Relevant information about this is available in the Monte Rosa Hut. Only creviasses make difficult the ascent to the saddle Silbersattel, further up the ascent without skis (crampons + ice axe) bends along a relatively exposed slope to the summit. The descent is fantastic, but watch out for cracks again. Simply put, challenging ski tour!

Ski tour map on Nordend - Monte Rosa

  • bivakovací nouzová chata
  • cepín a mačky potřeba
  • exponovaný, obtížný terén
  • horská chata
  • hôtel, penzion
  • lanovka, vlek
  • lavinové nebezpečí, svah > 30°
  • ledovcové trhliny
  • lehká túra
  • mimořádně obtížná túra
  • mírně obtížná túra
  • obtížná túra
  • parkoviště
  • přístup k chatě
  • restaurace
  • sedlo
  • sjezd
  • skidepo
  • vrchol
  • výstup
  • začátek ledovce
  • bivouac, winter room
  • crampons & ice axe necessary
  • exposed, difficulty terrain
  • mountain hut, refuge
  • hotel, pension
  • cableway, skilift
  • avalanche danger, slope > 30°
  • glacier cracks
  • little difficult tour
  • extremely difficult tour
  • rather difficult tour
  • difficult tour
  • parking
  • hut acces
  • restaurant
  • col, pass, saddle
  • descent
  • skidepot
  • peak, summit
  • ascent
  • glacier beginning
  • biwak, winterraum
  • steigeisen & pickel erforderlich
  • ausgesetzt, schwierige gelände
  • berghütte
  • hotel, pension
  • seilbahn, skilift
  • lawinengefahr, hangneigung > 30°
  • gletscherspalten
  • wenig schwierige tour
  • äusserst schwierige tour
  • ziemlich schwierige tour
  • schwierige tour
  • parkplatz
  • zugang zur hütte
  • restaurant
  • sattel, joch, pass
  • abfahrt
  • skidepot
  • gipfel
  • aufsieg
  • gletscher anfang
  • bivacco, locale invernale
  • ramponi & piccozza necessari
  • esposto, terreno difficolt?
  • rifugio, capanna
  • alberghi, pensione
  • funivia, seggiovia
  • pericolo di valanghe, pendenza > 30°
  • crepe glacier
  • tour piccolo difficile
  • tour estremamente difficile
  • tour piuttosto difficile
  • escursioni difficili
  • parcheggio
  • accesso capanna
  • ristorante
  • col, sella, passo, forcella
  • discesa
  • sci deposito
  • picco, vertice, piz
  • salita
  • inizio ghiacciaio
  • bivouac, local d'hiver
  • crampons & piolet nécessaire
  • exposée, difficulté du terrain
  • cabane de montagne, refuge
  • hôtel, pension
  • téléphérique, téléski
  • danger d'avalanche, pente > 30°
  • crevasse du glacier
  • peu difficile tour
  • extr?mement difficile tournée
  • assez difficile tour
  • difficile tournée
  • parking
  • acces cabane
  • restaurant
  • col, selle
  • descente
  • skis dépôt
  • pic, sommet
  • ascension
  • début glacier
  • < 20°
  • 20° - 25°
  • 25° - 30°
  • 30° - 35°
  • 35° - 40°
  • > 40°
The height profile indicates the slope of the hill. If you mouse over the curve, you will see the slope for this concrete position on the hill, which is also represented by a red drop on the map. The vertical color zones under the curve (see explanations above the profile) inform the slope which has impact on avalanche danger.

Planning of ski tour

About Ski tour

Time difficulty
8-9,5 h2-3 h
Ascent (height difference)
1745 m
Lenght of ascent
7 km
Descent (height difference)
1745 m
Total Lenght of tour
14 km
Total time of the tour
10-12,5 h
Elevation Range
2883 - 4609 m
Principal Aspect
NW, W
S-south, N-north, W-west, E-east

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GPX (track only)
Nordend_MtRosaHut_TRK.gpx
best for display on a detailed topographical map (mapy.cz) or in apps for smartphones (Locus, Garmin Connect, etc.)
GPX (waipoints, track)
Nordend_MtRosaHut_skitour.gpx
great for uploading in GPS device
KML (with POI)
Nordend_MtRosaHut_skitour Guru.kml
for viewing in the Google Earth 3D map application, which you can install on your PC
Important warning: The information and data provided on Skitour.Guru has been compiled with great care. The use of all information is at your own risk. Personal experience and knowledge of a current state of slope are very important in addition to generally useful informations for the risk assessment. Itineraries of ski tours may vary from the ones mentioned above depending on the current snow conditions or terrain changes (eg glacier). Careful planning and assessment of the avalanche danger for specific slopes before each ski tour is crucial. The pictograms in the tour map mark the usual key points. In general, GPS device is a helpful friend, but in the end, it is always the person, who decides over the route line in the terrain. The height profile shows us the slope. The cited duration data are indicated, rather intended for slower ski tourers and include the movement time without pauses.

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