3-day Bianco Ridge traverse to Piz Palü in the Bernina Range

Join Daniel, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this incredible 3-day mountaineering traverse up the "Stairway to Heaven", across the Bianco Ridge and on to Piz Palü, in eastern Switzerland.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • Take in the stunning scenery of eastern Switzerland.

  • Enjoy a diverse and varied ascent.

  • Take the so-called "Stairway to Heaven" up the Bianco Ridge.


Rising to 3.900 meters above sea level, Piz Palü in the Bernina Range is the perfect traverse for intrepid mountaineers!

Boasting very diverse ridge climbing over both rock and ice, especially up the so-called “Stairway to Heaven” on the Bianco Ridge, the 3-day climb is unique in the region and should be on every mountaineer’s to-do list.

We will begin our trip in Pontresina, from which we will take a horse-drawn carriage to the Tschirva hut in the valley.

The next day, we will start early and begin our approach to the ridge via the famous Bianco Ridge, heading past Piz Bianco and Piz Bernina, both of which are 4.000 meters high, in the process.

After eight or nine hours of climbing, we will arrive at the Rifugio Marco e Rosa hut, where we will spend the night.

The next morning, we get up early again and continue our traverse past Bellavista terrasse and Piz Spinas before finally reaching Piz Palü. From here, we will descend down to the divollezza hut and take the cable car on to the parking lot.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for a once in a lifetime mountaineering experience across the Bianco Ridge and on to Piz Palü in eastern Switzerland!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my 2-day mountaineering ascent of the Matterhorn!

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Price per person

Group of 1
1400 EUR

Group of 2
850 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Pontresina, Switzerland


We will stay in two mountain huts during the trip.


About the Guide


Born in the Austrian Alps, the connection to the mountains was there from early on. Started skiing as a 3 year old kid, bit later climbing and mountaineering stepped in my live. Skiing and climbing all over the Alps and abroad became a huge part of my life.

One of my favorite places in the Alps are the mountains around Chamonix and Zermatt. Since graduating as a fully-certified Mountain guide, I’ve been able to share my passion for skiing and climbing with my guests. When I’m not guiding I try to push my personal limits in climbing and mountaineering. Looking forward reaching summits together.



What People are Saying about Daniel Toferer


very good guide, wonderful experience
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Marcelo Simonsen
Daniel made our two day guided ascent to the summit of Großglockner an incredible and unforgettable experience. Daniel provided us with quality gear and kept us well informed throughout the whole expedition in terms of the route, weather conditions and safety precautions. Daniel’s communication skills were fantastic and he spoke perfect English. We were very thankful that Daniel gave us a second attempt at the summit after having to turn back on our first attempt due to bad weather (Daniel’s judgement of the conditions was great and we had full confidence in his decision to turn back to ensure safety). The summit was absolutely amazing and we had a lot of fun and good laughs with Daniel. We hope we can book Daniel for another trip soon, Danke!!
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Tom McAuslan
Daniel guided us safely to Matterhorn summit via Hörnli Ridge. We visited Swiss and Italian summits and then headed back to Hörnli Hut. In very good conditions this whole trip took us just approx. 8 hours. Daniel is a very strong and skilled climber – he knows the route, gives good insight on how to climb each section and is continuously aware during short roping to prevent a possible slip. Just understand that Matterhorn climb is a very intense effort - there\'s not awfully lot of time for taking photos, admiring the views or relaxing during the climb.
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Anttu Ahlberg

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