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Zumsteinspitze is a small peak situated between Signalkuppe and Dufourspitze sitting above the big Monte-Rosa East face.

Elevation (feet): 14,970
Elevation (meters): 4,563
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland/Italy
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 45.931901
Longitude: 7.871468
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1. August 1820

Thanks to Bernd Nebendahl and Marshall Hall for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 15 trip reports for Zumsteinspitze.

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  • Log #22549 - by Agnese on Aug 21, 2016
    We climberd Zusmteinspitze on the way from Sella hut to Margherita hut, after traversing the Lyskamm's Nose and climbing Corno Nero and Ludwigshöhe. At the end of the snowy ridge we scrambled on...
  • Log #21992 - by roger gaff on June 30, 20103 Stars
    Again up from Gniffetti refugio after the previous day's traverse which ended with Corno Nero and Pyramid Vincent we reached Zumsteinspitze from the col between it and Signalkuppe by a fine mixed...
  • Log #12487 - by Susanne Williams on July 18, 2004
    Super short hop from Margherita Hut
  • Log #12488 - by Ron Harris on Nov 26, 2003
    Wonderful view of entire Monte Rosa area, Mont Blanc, Gran Paradiso, etc. This concluded my 'Tour de Monte Rosa.'
  • Log #12489 - by Terry R on Nov 26, 2003
    Very pleasant climb. Nice ridge walk with a few rocks at the end. Great view of Liskamm, Dufourspitze, Italy and Switzerland!
  • Log #12490 - by Joseba Plazaola on Sep 19, 2003
    We are 4 basque young people and this year was our first Alps experience, after climbing Gran Paradiso, we wnet to the Monte Rosa Massif and we summited Punta Gnifetti and Zumstein spitze. It was a...
  • Log #12491 - by Mike Rooke on July 29, 2002
    Such an easy mountain from the Refuge Margherita! A little rock step at the top to a very windy summit where we could see the sun coming up. From here we walked down the glacier all the way back to...
  • Log #12492 - by Janos Granicz on Feb 28, 2002
    Karoly Barta - Janos Granicz Our route: Near the Mantova Hut (our tent) - Balmenhorn - Schwarzhorn - Ludwigshohe - Parrotspitze - Zumsteinspitze - Punta Gnifetti (Signalkuppe) - Near the Mantova...
  • Log #12493 - by Wim Roelants on Aug 05, 2001
    Very short but attractive climb from the Signalkuppe (Margerita hut). Short snow ridge, then a little scrambling. Prayer flags on the summit. Excellent view of the Dufourspitze south face.
  • Log #12494 - by Mike Laliberte on Feb 08, 2001
    A great view for such little effort!
  • Log #12495 - by Chris Franks on Sep 25, 2000
    The sun only shone for 30 minutes that day and we were lucky enough to summit the mountain and see a most beautiful sunrise during that time.
  • Log #12496 - by Will on Sep 14, 2000
    It was the weekend where the storm and the flood rushed the Northern Alps. Not so heavy at Monte Rosa: "Only" stormblasts. By the way, it was really nice to be the only persons at the summit,...
  • Log #12497 - by Peter Henderickx on Apr 16, 2000
    Beautiful view, early in the morning. Could see the whole alps at sunset! Magnificent! Easy climb, but worthwhile.
  • Log #12498 - by Bernd Nebendahl on Nov 15, 1999
    easy from Cap. Margherita, traverse to Dufourspitze cancelled due to bad wheather
  • Log #10525 - by Juergen Wein on Sep 22, 1999
    Fantastic view! Not very difficult!