Zinalrothorn, Anniviers, Sierre, Wallis, 3961, Švicarska

The Zinalrothorn, reaching an elevation of 4,221 meters, is a prominent mountain in the Pennine Alps of Switzerland. Named after the nearby village of Zinal and the German term ‘Rothorn’ meaning Red Peak, it is situated between the Matter valley and the Val d’Anniviers. The Weisshorn and Dent Blanche are its notable neighboring summits.

First ascended on August 22, 1864, by Leslie Stephen, Florence Crauford Grove, and their guides Jakob Anderegg and Melchior Anderegg, the Zinalrothorn has a rich climbing history. The mountain’s normal route, a south-east ridge climb, was first completed in 1872. Notably, it was also climbed in winter on skis in 1914 by Marcel Kurz and T. Theytaz. An interesting anecdote involves Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond, the first president of the Ladies’ Alpine Club, who famously re-climbed the mountain to retrieve her detachable skirt.

Surrounded by glaciers like the Zinal and Moming, the Zinalrothorn is known for its challenging ridges and stunning alpine views, making it a sought-after destination for climbers and mountaineers.