Nordend

Elevation (feet): 15,121
Elevation (meters): 4,609
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland/Italy
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 45.942042
Longitude: 7.870045
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1861
First successful climber(s): E. Buxton, T.F. Buxton, J.J. Conwell, Guide Michel Payot and Binder
Nearest major airport: Geneva
Convenient Center: Zermatt

Thanks to Lin Piao and Bernd Ne and Marshall Hall for contributing to these details. (View history)

Nordend is the northmost peak of the Monte Rosa massif. It is the third highest peak in Europe, excluding the Caucasus. The ascent is 6-8 hours from the Monte Rosa hut. Most of the time is on glacier. The last part includes some modest climbing - 2+ - with some exposed parts.

Thanks to Lin Piao and Bernd Ne for this description.

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Trip Reports

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

There are 6 trip reports for Nordend.

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  • Log #21776 - by Christine Theodorovics on Sep 28, 2009
    Climbed it after Zumsteinspitze and Dufourspitze.
  • Log #12010 - by Eric on Sep 29, 2003
    We climbed the Cresta Santa Catherina from Città-di-Gallarate Bivy. An awesome, epic route.
  • Log #12011 - by André Imboden on July 28, 2003
    Your mountainguide for all summits around the world. Special training and preparation for the Matterhorn.
  • Log #12012 - by Antonio Coelho on Oct 21, 2002
    I didn't summited this peak, but my 2 friens and i, tried to open a mixed route in this north face. We reallized 250 meters, but the rock is very unestable. This route above starts above 3800 meters...
  • Log #12013 - by Janos Granicz on Feb 28, 2002
    Karoly Barta - Janos Granicz Our route: Obere Plattje (our tent) - Monte Rosa Glacier - Scholle - Satteltole - West Ridge of the Dufourspitze - Dufourspitze - Grenzgipfel - Silbersattel - Nordend -...
  • Log #12014 - by Carli Marco on Feb 02, 2001
    2 giornate di tempo stupendo mi hanno permesso di salire per la prima volta sulla cima che da tempo desideravo vedere: la Nordend. Panorama incredibile sulla curvilinea parete est verso Macugnaga....