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Climbing the Mönch: Tim Robertson comments

Mountain Climbing Guide Switzerland

Price:  $5500
Season: Oct – Apr
Technical difficulty: hard
Fitness level: high to very high
Duration: 6 days
Guiding: 1:1

What’s special about climbing the Mönch? Why would anyone want to climb it?

The Mönch has such an incredible drop off the North face.  You can climb it in a day from Interlaken, you get up to 4100m and the valley floor is 1000m below you on the northern side.  The exposure you get for a very short climb is quite unusual

it can be climbed generally most of the summer, it has been climbed in most conditions

Are there any particular challenges?

It has a steep snow arête for the last 500m of distance and 100m of height gain.  The arête is really narrow and exposed, a challenge for people’s composure.

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What are the requirements for the clients?

Being focused and composed in exposed locations.  The last arête is really exposed, that’s why Mönch  is such a classic climb.  It helps a lot though if the guiding is 1:1

Anything else?

A Mönch ascent  can be combined really well with a two-day trip including the Jungfrau.

if you are not from Europe, it’s very unusual  to be able to do a 4000m peak in a day, on a climb that is not simply hiking up snow.  It has a good mixture.

Climbers need to be acclimatised or they will feel the altitude.

Enquiries & Bookings.

Please contact us by email or WhatsApp if you are interested in booking a trip with us.  Then we can confirm Tim’s availability and give you a better picture of typical mountain conditions around the desired dates.  We will also check whether your experience and fitness level are suitable for the objective and, if not, may be able to suggest other exciting alternatives.

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Other trips to chose from:

Milford mountains

Mitre Peak, Tutoko, Mt Madeline …..

Mount Aspiring

The ‘Matterhorn of the South’

Mount Tasman

A real ‘climber’s mountain

The Remarkables

A great day trip from Queenstown

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