Monte Rosa Spaghetti Tour - Adventure Base
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Monte Rosa Spaghetti Tour

This trip is based out of Zermatt in Switzerland and is aimed at climbing a variety of 4000m peaks in the Monte Rosa range whilst developing your mountaineering experience. Learn new alpine skills or refresh old techniques and climb some epic peaks in a stunningly beautiful location. What’s not to like?

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    Duration

    1 week

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    Start Location

    Zermatt, Switzerland

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    Date(s)

    July - August

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    Price

    From €2990.00

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CLIMB UP TO 10 4000M PEAKS

Nestled within the Monte Rosa massif are 17 recognised peaks (12 that are over 4000m). Over the course of 6 days you will aim to climb up to 10 4000m peaks including Breithorn (4164m), Castor (4428m) Pollux (4092m), Naso Lyskamm (4272m), Balmenhorn (4167m), Vincent Pyramid (4215m), Schwarzhorn (4321m), Ludwigshowe (4341m), Parrotspitze (4432m), Signalkuppe (4554m) and Zumsteinspitze (4562m). Phew..!

Nestled along the borders of Switzerland and Italy you'll notice the culture differences between the two countries. The trip has been built so you get as much mountain time as possible, with memorable experiences in each mountain hut and valley lodge really adding to the flavour of this adventure.

This is a physically demanding trip and previous mountaineering experience is recommended. Whilst not very technical, the summits on this trip do require a high level of fitness.

If you'd like to get some experience first then check out our courses below:

Chamonix Winter Skills
Ben Nevis Skills and Climb
Toubkal Prep Peak
North Wales Mountaineering Intro course

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YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This trip is a great challenge for anyone with a good level of endurance and fitness and with a sense of adventure. Previous mountaineering experience is recommended but not essential. The key is to come well prepared physically. This is a great introduction to climbing 4000m peaks and can be done as a preparation for climbing Mont Blanc or other bigger peaks in the Alps and further afield.

Not sure whether you're ready? No sweat! Drop us a note and we'll be happy to talk it through with you. If you'd like to get some experience first then check out our North Wales Alpine Prep Course here. Perfect for improving and preparing for big mountains like this one.

    Adventure Overview

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    Duration

    1 week

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    Start Location

    Zermatt, Switzerland

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    Date(s)

    July - August

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    Guide Ratio

    1:2

  • Ability

    Level B

    Level B

    You have some previous experience in the outdoors, whether that’s hiking, skiing or climbing. You will either be starting to venture into more technical terrain or slightly more 'aggressive' environments. Let's dial it up!

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    Price

    From €2990.00

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Great news! Your place on this adventure is carbon offset along with our footprint in creating it. To learn more about what we're doing head to our 'Better Business' page.

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LIVE THE ADVENTURE

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We asked our clients to let us know how their trips went. They decided to show us instead. Below is footage captured by our clients on some of our favourite adventures. Thanks guys.

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Meet The Team

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Introducing our crack squad of mountain lovers and adventure junkies. We spend most of our days plotting, planning and building some of the very best trips out there for you all to enjoy.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR THIS CLIMB

Certain items can be rented from Adventure Base such as crampons, ice axe, helmet, harness, and trekking poles with snow baskets. You are able to add these to your cart at checkout. We use the latest kit from Black Diamond and Petzl meaning you'll be using quality equipment at cheaper prices than if you were to rent it from a local shop when you get here. Win! (Note: Your kit might vary sightly from the images below)

Please note this is a guide and you may be required to rent or purchase last minute equipment on arrival depending on the weather and changes in itinerary. For the full downloadable Monte Rosa kit list, click here.

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FINER DETAILS

YOUR ADVENTURE PACKAGE

What's Included?

  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. Climb the 'Spaghetti Tour' 4000m peaks
  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. All accommodation and guiding during the trip
  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. 2 nights accommodation in Zermatt on a shared basis with breakfast
  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. 4 nights accommodation in mountain huts with breakfast and evening meals included
  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. Single room available in Zermatt at a supplement, please enquire
  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. Hand-picked Adventure Base IFMGA mountain guides
  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. All of your guide’s expenses

What's not Included?

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This Trip is running on the following dates

july 2024
2 Dates
Depart

Thu 04 Jul, 2024

Return

Wed 10 Jul, 2024

Availability

Full

Depart

Sat 27 Jul, 2024

Return

Fri 02 Aug, 2024

Availability

Full

august 2024
1 Date
Depart

Sat 10 Aug, 2024

Return

Fri 16 Aug, 2024

Availability

1 spot available

july 2025
1 Date
Depart

Sat 05 Jul, 2025

Return

Fri 11 Jul, 2025

Availability

2 spots available

august 2025
1 Date
Depart

Sat 09 Aug, 2025

Return

Fri 15 Aug, 2025

Availability

2 spots available

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Adventure: Monte Rosa Spaghetti Tour


OUR ZERMATT ACCOMMODATION

When not climbing the mountain we know the importance of having a comfortable base. That's why we've chosen a cosy Zermatt hotel with its super comfortable rooms and warm atmosphere. The perfect spot to rest up in-between your stays in the mountain huts. But don't let that nice linen and chocolate on the bed win your favour just yet. Wait until you've experienced a good old mountain hut with its basic, but charming amenities and friendly hosts. We bet you go home missing the huts more!

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Valley Accommodation

We stay in a comfortable 4* hotel with views of the Matterhorn and a relaxing spa. We use this as a base to rest and relax in-between your stays in the mountain huts. Rooms are all en suite and on a twin-share basis with the other participants on your trip. Single rooms are available for a supplement - please request in advance. A delicious evening meal is included and breakfast is always plentiful.

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    Duration

    2 Nights

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    Internet

    Wifi included

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    Beds

    Twin Shared Basis

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    Food

    Breakfast

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Mountain Huts

As part of the experience of climbing the peaks on this trip you will stay in 4 different mountain huts: These will likely be the Ayas Hut, Quintino Sella, Gnifetti and Margherita. All huts are beautifully located and provide a warm welcome with delicious food.

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    Duration

    4 Nights

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    Internet

    Not included

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    Beds

    Dormitory

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    Food

    Half Board

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WHAT TO EXPECT

HERE'S YOUR ITINERARY

While we try and stick to the tried and tested itinerary below, the mountain and the weather sometimes has other ideas. We will always remain as flexible as possible, which is why we only work with experienced and knowledgeable guides, to make sure we can change any plans if required. You can check out the full itinerary here.

  • Day 1:
    Arrival Day

    Arrival day. Overnight in our hotel base in Zermatt.

  • Day 2:
    Climb Breithorn (4164m)

    Meet the guides in the morning and take the Klein Matterhorn cable car. Climb Breithorn (4164m). Overnight in the Ayas hut.

    6.9km / 577m up / 1067m down / 4-5 hours

  • Day 3:
    Climb Castor (4223m) and Pollux (4092m)

    Traverse Castor (4223m) and climb Pollux (4092m). Overnight in the Quintino Sella hut.

    6.2km / 993m up / 789m down / 4-5 hours

  • Day 4:
    Naso Lyskamm (4272m), Balmenhorn (4167m), Vincent Pyramid (4215m)

    Today you climb 3 peaks: Naso Lyskamm (4272m), Balmenhorn (4167m), Vincent Pyramid (4215m). Overnight in the Gnifetti hut.

    10.2km / 985m up / 967m down / 5-6 hours

  • Day 5:
    4 in a day!

    Today you climb four peaks: Schwarzhorn (4321m), Ludwigshowe (4341m), Parrotspitze (4432m), Signalkuppe (4554m). Overnight in the Margherita hut, the highest hut in the Alps.

    7.2km / 1331m up / 390m down / 5-6 hours

  • Day 6:
    Zumsteinspitze (4562m) and descent to Zermatt

    Today you climb Zumsteinspitze (4562m). Descent to Zermatt via the Monte Rosa hut. Overnight in Zermatt.

    14km / 811m up / 2211m down / 6-7 hours

  • Day 7:
    Departure

    Depart after breakfast.

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Frequently asked questions about this adventure

Monte Rosa Spaghetti Tour: Are ski/snowboard trousers suitable?

Typical ski/snowboard trousers aren’t suitable for the Monte Rosa trip. You’ll need a pair of mountaineering trousers ( Read more

Typical ski/snowboard trousers aren’t suitable for the Monte Rosa trip. You’ll need a pair of mountaineering trousers (soft shell) as well as a waterproof hard shell pair that are lightweight and not insulated. Conditions can be harsh especially on the summit days so it’s important to have these two layers. We also recommend to bring lightweight thermal leggings. Read through our kit list for a full description of what you’ll need to bring.

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Monte Rosa Spaghetti Tour: Can I store my belongings with Adventure Base when I’m in the huts?

Yes. From when you arrive till when you depart you are able to store your belongings in our Zermatt accommodation. Read more

Yes. From when you arrive till when you depart you are able to store your belongings in our Zermatt accommodation. Please note rooms are usually allocated on a twin share basis, in most cases sharing with others from your course.

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What are the guides like?

All of our guides are highly experienced and friendly people. They have all been hand picked by us over the Read more

All of our guides are highly experienced and friendly people. They have all been hand picked by us over the many years we’ve been in the guiding industry. Our guides are of various nationalities but all speak a high level of English and are very attentive. Their primary role is to get you to the summit and back safely, but they also provide a high level of customer service along the way and are very interesting people to spend time with. They like to share their knowledge of the mountains and their experiences, so don’t hesitate to ask questions and pick their brains. Lastly, they know the routes on this course like the back of their hands and this is the most important thing when it comes down to making key decisions in the mountains and providing the safest experience for our clients.

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What are the mountain huts like?

The mountain huts we use for our Monte Rosa course are fairly basic but comfortable. You will sleep in dormitories Read more

The mountain huts we use for our Monte Rosa course are fairly basic but comfortable. You will sleep in dormitories on a shared basis, usually 6-8 per room. The huts provide breakfast, lunch and a 3 course dinner.

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What size backpack should I bring?

Your backpack should be no bigger than 50l and no smaller than 30l. It is important that your backpack has Read more

Your backpack should be no bigger than 50l and no smaller than 30l. It is important that your backpack has an ice axe strap to stash your ice axe when you are not using it. Your backpack must also have a rain-proof cover. Think light-weight, remember you have to carry it!

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What type of boots do I need for Monte Rosa Spaghetti Tour?

You will need a B2 or B3 mountaineering boot for Monte Rosa. All mountaineering boots are graded in a B1, Read more

You will need a B2 or B3 mountaineering boot for Monte Rosa. All mountaineering boots are graded in a B1, B2, B3 system. B3 boots are the most rigid, and therefore most suitable for walking on snow with crampons, and B2 boots are a little more comfortable but less rigid and also less warm.

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What will we do if the weather is bad?

This depends on a few factors and how bad the weather actually is. Should Monte Rosa be unsafe, we will Read more

This depends on a few factors and how bad the weather actually is. Should Monte Rosa be unsafe, we will study the conditions on other peaks in the Alps. Should conditions be a lot better elsewhere, we will propose this to you as an option.
Strong winds of 50km+ – this means reaching the summit is very unlikely. High winds on the final ridge to the summit is dangerous and therefore summit success is very unlikely. In the case of high winds we will look for suitable alternatives in the mid-mountain range or elsewhere in the Alps.
Precipitation – When it snows on Monte Rosa it usually means a summit attempt will be difficult. Route finding in a snow storm is generally unsafe. An attempt will depend on the thickness of the snowfall and it will also greatly depend on the wind.
Whiteout – A cloudy whiteout will make a summit attempt difficult. Route finding in a whiteout is generally unsafe and therefore we will encourage you to consider an alternative. It depends on the thickness of the cloud and we will most likely attempt a summit but turn back if necessary.

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Will I definitely make it to the summit?

In short, no. Whilst we will always strive to get you to the summit safely, sometimes the weather or the Read more

In short, no. Whilst we will always strive to get you to the summit safely, sometimes the weather or the conditions of the mountain don’t play ball. When there is precipitation, high winds and low visibility for example, we cannot guarantee reaching the summit and will sometimes recommend an alternative. Each Monte Rosa course has a lead guide. The lead guide will always conduct a meeting with the clients and other guides each evening. During this meeting the latest weather forecast, conditions of the mountain, and the clients own ability to reach the summit will be discussed. Clients and guides alike will voice their opinions and/or concerns at the time and then decide how best to proceed. We fully trust and back our guides to make these final decisions based on their years of experience on the mountain. They are entrusted to make the final call and the client must accept any decision made. All decisions will have client safety as a top priority.

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MEET THE GUIDES

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Pablo

IFMGA Guide

Pablo is originally from a small mountain village in Spain and came to Chamonix with only one dream to become a mountain guide. Based in Chamonix since 2013, Pablo made the Alps his playground as a guide and as an alpinist and has climbed many of the classic alpine routes. He combines mountain guiding with helicopter rescue work in Spain during the off seasons.

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Miha

IFMGA Guide

Miha is an IFMGA guide from Slovenia based between the beautiful Julian Alps and Chamonix. He has been climbing for over 20 years all over the world, including expeditions to Nepal, Tibet, India, Pakistan, USA, Mexico and Peru. He summited an 8000er on his first expedition to the Himalaya, did a first ascent on the previously unclimbed Lasher peak in the Himalaya and climbed El Capitan and many routes over the Alps.

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Fabio

IFMGA Guide

Fabio has guided with us for close to ten years now and has summited Mont Blanc more times than we can remember. He's even helped Sir Richard Branson get to the top of Western Europe. When asked what his favourite mountain was his response was 'It's the mountain not known to many, in a remote country that provides opportunity for adventure. That said, I do love Cordillera Blanca (Peru) to guide in, Montserrat (Barcelona) because it's where it all started for me and Main De Fatima (Mali) because it's special to me!"

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Roger

IFMGA Guide

Roger has spent over 15 years guiding around the world. He is a Guide instructor at the Spanish School of Guides and is fascinated by discovering mountains with clients. Roger has a big passion about showing people his beloved mountains and sharing climbs and descents with skis.

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Faust

IFMGA Guide

Born in the Aran Valley, from parents who were ski teachers and mountain guides, the motivation inherited by nature has led him to practice all facets of mountain sports such as climbing, skiing and mountaineering. He has spent his alpine career as part of the FEDME team (Spanish Federation of Mountain and Climbing Sports) and his passion and profession have led him to travel to other continents to carry out his activity.

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Fede

IFMGA Guide

"My favorite mountain is the Midi d’Ossau, in the Pyrenees. It is a volcanic and unique mountain, that a stands out from the other peaks around. It is a huge fortress with many different features that provides incredible rock climbing routes, and the most important thing is that is 20 minutes from my house ;)"

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Jon

IFMGA Guide

"If asked about my favourite mountain or mountain range, it wouldn't be easy to answer since perfect places to climb, ski or explore can be found all over the world. But, if I had to choose one, I think I'd say the Pyrenees, not very high, but wild and still quite unknown: the mountains where I learnt when I was a child and where I can still live great adventures far from the crowd".

Are you ready?

Our adventures are attributed a difficulty level from A to E. This Monte Rosa Spaghetti Tour trip is rated Level B, for those with some prior experience We recommend you only book a trip that reflects your ability.

Level A

For beginners and newcomers

  • You’re not quite sure where to start but you’re hungry for an adventure
  • Little / no prior experience
  • Shorter time duration
  • No technical skills required but keen to learn
  • Basic level of fitness

Level B

For those with some prior experience

  • You have some previous experience in the outdoors, whether that’s hiking, skiing or climbing, and are keen to build on that
  • You will either be starting to venture into more technical terrain or slightly more challenging environments
  • Some basic skills
  • Moderate fitness
Think you've got this?

This trip is at this level

Level C

For accomplished adventurers

  • You enjoy challenging yourself physically and mentally
  • You’re comfortable on multi-day adventures and you call yourself an avid adventurer
  • You're not quite George Mallory but you subscribe to his 'because it is there' attitude
  • Strong level of fitness

Level D

For the pros

  • You're ready to test your skills on the next challenge
  • You're comfortable in most types of alpine environments
  • Some level of technical skills
  • Strong level of fitness

Level E

For the experts

  • You’ve been on multiple adventures and have built up a solid skillset to tackle most challenges out there
  • Good technical skills and knowledge
  • Experienced in alpine/mountains environments
  • Very high level of fitness

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