From July 12 to July 13 Alessio, Giuseppe and Justin completed their Bottom Up Switzerland from Ascona, 199 m, to the top of the Monte Rosa, the Dufourspitze, 4634 m. The total count says about 250 km and 7400 positive vertical meters.
They rode their bikes from Ascona to Zermatt over the Nufenenpass and through the scenographic Oberwallis and Mattertal, then walked up the trails to the Rotenboden and the Monterosahütte, put on their skis and cruised over the glacier, before leaving them 100 vertical meters below the summit and climbing the final couloir and the short ridge which lead to the Top of Switzerland. Once back to the ski depot they skied down to the hut in an outburst of joy and finally walked back to the Rotenboden to catch the last train back to civilisation.
Here you can find their day by day GPS data, written reports, from Justin’s perspective, and picture galleries. If you want to see all the post related to this Bottom Up at once, click here.
First of all a little glimpse on what is about to come. Here all the details, pictures and a short report.
We left Ascona and cycled over the Nufenenpass to end up or day in Ulrichen. All details here.
It was supposed to be an easy day. It got a little more complicated… All details here.
It was long and beautiful. Read all about it.
Summit day, anything to add? Go to the dedicated page.