|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1855|
|First successful climber(s):||Charles Hudson, J. Smyth, C. Smyth, E. Stephenson, John Birkbeck and party|
|Nearest major airport:||Geneva, Milan, Zurich|
|Convenient Center:||Zermatt, Switzerland|
Dufourspitze is the highest mountain in Switzerland, and the second highest in The Alps. It is the summit of the huge Monte Rosa massif. Monte Rosa's glaciers flow in abundance, but only on the northern flanks, where they stream towards the pastures of the Zermatt valley. The south and east side, in contrast, present a dramatic, steep and the most impressing wall in Europe with a 2500 meters vertical fall.
Thanks to Oyvind Lind Petersen for this description.