26 August 1861
First climbed by
Michel-Clément Payot, Edward North, John Jeremy Cowell, Thomas Fowell Buxton
Tips for visitors
Tips for hikers
- Hike to the Monte Rosa hut (glacier trek, mountain guide required)
Nordend: tips for mountaineers
- Mountain guide necessary
- Depending on fitness levels, suitable for single or multiple ascents in the Monte Rosa massif
- Multi-day trip
- Medium difficulty
Neighbouring peak of the Dufourspitze
The Nordend is the second-highest summit in Switzerland, the neighbouring peak of the Dufourspitze and the most northerly 4,000-metre mountain in the Monte Rosa massif. It is flanked with glaciers on its northern and north-western sides and has a powerful and impressive profile. The Monte Rosa massif has about ten peaks higher than 4,000 m: Dufourspitze, Grenzgipfel, Ludwigshöhe, Nordend, Parrotspitze, Schwarzhorn, Signalkuppe, Vincent Pyramid, Zumsteinspitze.
Origin of name
The Nordend (“North End”) is the most northerly peak of the Monte Rosa massif.