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
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: Dunantspitze (Ostspitze), 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.