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Nordend (4,609 m.a.s.l.)

The Nordend is the second-highest summit in Switzerland, is a neighbour of the Dufourspitze and the most northerly 4000-metre peak in the Monte Rosa Massif. It is surrounded by glaciers on the north and north-east sides and has an impressively powerful appearance.

Origin of the name
The Nordend (North End) is the most northerly peak of the Monte Rosa Massif.

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4,609 m.a.s.l.

First climbed

26th August 1861

First climbed by

Michel-Clément Payot, Edward North, John Jeremy Cowell, Thomas Fowell Buxton

Information for hikers

Different hiking tips with a view of the mountain

Hike from the Gornergrat to the new Monte-Rosa Cabin

Mountain cabins en route / picnic opportunities

Gornergrat, new Monte-Rosa Cabin

Mountain railway offers

With the Gornergrat-Bahn Zermatt – Rotenboden - Zermatt

Information for excursions

Information about the various peaks

You have the best view of the Ludwigshöhe from the Gornergrat
With the Gornergrat-Bahn Zermatt – Gornergrat - Zermatt

Short, easy walks  or hike

Rotenboden - Riffelberg

Information for mountaineers / alpinists

Valley location

Zermatt (1’620 m.a.s.l.)

Starting point

New Monte-Rosa Cabin (2,795 m.a.s.l.)

Various routes

The Nordend is usually approached from Zermatt or from the Rotenboden station of the Gornergratbahn via the Monte-Rosa-Hütte. The normal route leads from the Silbersattel (4,515  m.a.s.l.) over the South Ridge to the summit.

Refreshment areas / mountain cabins

New Monte-Rosa cabin (2,795 m.a.s.l.)

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