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Day 2: Dufourspitze 5 Day Ski Tour

Saas Fee

The Mischabel Range

Day 2 of the 5 day ski tour climbing the highest peaks in the Monte Rosa area.

Ski Touring Severe

15 km
1.4 km
1.5 km
7-8 hrs
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
4.1 km
Day 2: Dufourspitze 5 Day Ski Tour Map

Program: 'Setting out early in the morning, you will ski down directly from the hut to the Hohlaub Glacier and onto the Allalin Glacier. You will make your way over this glacier to the Allalin Pass and then head west around the Rimpfischhorn. Following the south ridge (easy climbing), you will then climb from the ski deposit point up to the summit at 4,198 meters before skiing back down over the Allalin Pass to around 200 vertical meters below the hut. (Distance: 8 km. Hiking time: 4 hours. Ascent: 1,300 vertical meters).' (https://www.mammutalpineschool.com/en/skihochtour-dufourspitze-4634-m/?cache-refresh=1)



Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Extreme Exposure (E4)

4 out of 4

In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between January and May


  • Alpine
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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