Dufourspitze (Normal Route from the Mont Rosa Hut) PD
[Monte Rosa summit, 2 kb]1850m. The normal route up from the Monte Rosa Hutte

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SteveCarratt - 04/Sep/14

DigitalSteak - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14

Route harder than expected (bare and icy) and Reg broke a crampon.
Hoyes - AltLd dnf - 24/Apr/14 with Alys J, Reg M, Claire M, Chris A

R_W_M - 20/Aug/13 with Duncan

Turned back due to partner's blobby induced dan-syndrome
BenRyle - AltLd dnf - 18/Aug/13

We left the hut at 2.30a.m, summit at 8.30a.m. Very cold at around 4a.m but warmed up when we reached the sun on the ridge above the Sattel. The ridge was a mixture of narrow snow aretes(no belays) and awkward scrambling on good rock. It was deceptively long and exposed. We flicked the rope around spikes for belays having no rock gear and anxious to get a move on. There was nothing in the way of old pegs or slings so it felt quite 'pure' which was good. Much harder overall than Mont Blanc or Dom.
caradoc - 15/Jul/13 with nick yapp

67hours - 05/Jul/13 with Becky H

First 4000er - highest in the Swiss Alps - what a day - 7 hours just to get to the Silbersattel - fun ascent from there up the rock wall to the summit - peak bagged Nordend in the same trip - a tough day but one of the best ever
sanguine - Sep/12 with Ansgar

Jon Ellis - 10/Aug/12 with James Ellis

4:30am start, broke trail, did a variation to the standard route via a beautiful, steep, snow crest.
sarpedon - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12

wendynicholls - AltLd - 26/Jul/12 with Dan Slome

Jon Ellis - AltLd dnf - 03/Sep/11 with James Ellis

Kissavos - Sep/11

Blizzard on the Sattel forced us back.
Chris Ellyatt - AltLd dnf - 26/Aug/11 with Paul Windross

Hidden - Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/11

Alpine start 2am, from the Monte Rosa hut, (2795m) for 7 hour ascent to the summit of the Dufourspitz,(4634m). Excellent long rocky exposed summit ridge. Returnd to Monte Rosa hut for a 2nd night. Total time around 13 hours.
Ste Ridd - Lead - 26/Aug/10 with C.Steel

Hidden - 31/Jul/10

RKernan - 31/Jul/10 with Bradders, Conor Gilmour

not properly acclimatised
alancash100 - AltLd dnf - 2010

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/09

liam prince - 2nd - 08/Jul/09 with gary osguthorpe

Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/08

jimsrankin - AltLd - Aug/08 with Mel

On skis, turned back due to high wind and cold. Gizzy suffered frost bite on face, I suffered with nip on a few finger tips and foot. Blimey it was cold. Thin cover, had to drag Gizzy out of a big dark hole that appeared under her.
Graham C - Lead - Apr/08

On skis, April 07, had fun getting across bergshrund, turned back due to Marguerite suffering
Graham C - 2007

Descended via normal route
DavPk - 10/Aug/06 with Catherine Pearks

Turned back due to deteriorating weather.
The Ivanator - 2nd dnf - Jul/06

Alastair MacSween - 2nd - 17/Aug/05 with Roman Haltinger (Guide)

PD+ definitely. Incomparable with most PD routes and we've done quite a few. Fantastic mountain, loved it, but found it tough, great ridge from sattel. A long long way.
jimorothy - AltLd - 31/Jul/05 with Rachel Crolla

Iain Thow - AltLd - 23/Jul/04 with Ben Lowe

Cold and Knackering! A bit of a plod at first but the long rocky summit ridge was brilliant and well worth the effort.
mortimea - Jul/04 with Jim Heath

Jonny M - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with Kit Reynolds

Hidden - Aug/02

Hidden - 30/Aug/99

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/95

colinthrelfall - 1992

Guided holiday-first and only trip to the Alps
Ann S - 2nd - Jun/87 with Guided

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/81

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Steve33, Alex Croall, Only a hill

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