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The Classic Spaghetti Tour of Zermatt's 4000ers

One of the best mountain weeks it is possible to have, this is as good as mid-grade alpine climbing gets!

Description

A glance at the Zermatt 4000ers on FATMAP shows that a series of them are laid out in a perfect loop, and this loop of summits has become a classic mountaineering week known as the "Spaghetti Tour". The trip takes in some legendary peaks, high and wild mountain huts, and truly epic views.

The entire trip is through high and serious glacial terrain so good weather and conditions are absolutely essential; wait for a solid high pressure before attempting it. If the stars align and you get the right weather, conditions and partner, this is an utterly spectacular week of mountaineering.

Breithorn South Face to the Guide d'Ayas Hut
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Breithorn South Face to the Guide d'Ayas Hut

Cervinia
6.3 km
388 m
A popular route on a beautifully positioned peak.
Moderate
Private
Pollux, 4092m
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Pollux, 4092m

3.5 km
646 m
A relatively minor summit, but a 4000m peak nonetheless, surrounded by others.
Moderate
Private
Castor traverse, 4223m
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Castor traverse, 4223m

5.3 km
823 m
A classic high traverse of a major 4000m peak
Moderate
Private
Lyskamm il Naso Traverse to Gnifetti Hut
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Lyskamm il Naso Traverse to Gnifetti Hut

Monte Rosa
7.9 km
636 m
A condition dependent high altitude traverse over the shoulder of Lyskamm
Moderate
Private
Ludwigshohe, Corno Nero, Vincent Pyramid
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Ludwigshohe, Corno Nero, Vincent Pyramid

Monte Rosa
6.3 km
786 m
A rapid collection of 4000ers all relatively easy and close to each other
Moderate
Private
Descent from Gnifetti Hut
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Descent from Gnifetti Hut

Monte Rosa
1.6 km
16 m
A steady descent to the Punta Indren lift
Easy
Private