Dom

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Dom is the highest mountain of the Mischabel-group, and the highest located entirely within Switzerland. Its prominent dome shape rises above a spectacular icy north face.

Elevation (feet): 14,911
Elevation (meters): 4,545
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 46.09256
Longitude: 7.858926
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1858
First successful climber(s): J.L. Davies, Johann Zumtaugwald, Johann Kronig, Hieronymous Brantschen
Nearest major airport: Geneva or Bern, Switzerland
Convenient Center: Randa, Switzerland

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 15 trip reports for Dom.

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  • Log #22236 - by Christine Theodorovics on Aug 21, 2011
    Great climb over Festigrat. Best conditions. Excellent view! Descent 3100m to Randa....
  • Log #22042 - by Roy Lindman on Aug 12, 2010
    I started from Randa which is nearby Zermatt. One goes through Randa towards north east and turns towards south east when starting ascending. Path goes through forest about two hours and is on the...
  • Log #1788 - by Bol Slowikowski on Jan 09, 2004
    On the principle that "the more you put in - the more you get out" I can recommend this peak. Althought not technicaly difficult, it was very long, high and exhausting. The effort was worth...
  • Log #1789 - by Chris Carol on Nov 26, 2003
    Climbed the Festigrat after a day of Snowfall on very good conditions and without crowds. Great and quite easy route.
  • Log #1790 - by Sebastian on Sep 10, 2003
    One of the best climbs I made. The mountain with the biggest height difference between summit and starting point in the whole Alps: about 3200m. On a mountain like Mont Blanc many respectless...
  • Log #1791 - by Alex van Houten on Aug 18, 2003
    Next summer I woul like to ascent on Dom. I haven't got that much expeience in climbing. The easy 4000 peaks I have done (Allalin, Breithorn Westgipfel, and this summer Alphubel traverse over the...
  • Log #1792 - by Klaus Tscherrig on June 08, 2003
    As a local mountainguide I offer climbs to all 4000 meter peaks in Switzerland See you soon!
  • Log #1801 - by Alain Figer on Apr 19, 2003
    I wished to climb the Dom taking the ordinary route, since I was a soloer. However I met at the Dom Hutte a sympathetic englishman, a certain Duncan, which urged me to climb it with him taking the...
  • Log #1793 - by Spencer Fishman on Aug 07, 2002
    I climbed with my friend David Parker and a guide. This was our first ascent of Dom. After the glacier and rock we went up the steep route for safety (ironically) and time. It was more technical,...
  • Log #1794 - by Riet Notter on Apr 02, 2002
    We summitted in July 1999, but before we reached the summit clouds came up and we had no view att all from the summit; what a pity!! Tehere were about 15 persons summitting, including a gruop from...
  • Log #1796 - by Omahen Janez on July 29, 2001
    I am interesting about climbing and skiinng from the peak named DOM.I need also more information about DOM-HUTTE. Thanke you for all information.
  • Log #1797 - by Berger Markus on Apr 16, 2000
    Easy climbe, because there wasn't snow in the rock part of the Festigrat.
  • Log #1798 - by Ilario Rigon on Aug 02, 1999
    We were a 8 members team and we submitted the peak by the normal route. We got to the Domhutte on saturday where we spent the nigth. We started the climb early in the morning. It was a easy route but...
  • Log #1799 - by Jeroen Caers on Mar 09, 1999
    For information, check my site about the Alps: Http://users.skynet.be/bs362742
  • Log #1800 - by Stefan Weber on Jan 29, 1999
    We take our way using the Festigrat. Great climb !