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.

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 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 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....