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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 TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

3 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jul - Oct

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • 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.

Description

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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Equipment you will need to bring

Mountaineering boots

About the guide: Daniel

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Daniel

4.90

(34)

Mountain 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.

Languages

German | French | English

Certificates

IFMGA

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What people are saying about Daniel

Laura

5.00

Great trip! We enjoyed every minute - Daniel was great as a guide and quickly and safely gets you past the trickier sections so as to maximise the fun and enjoyment. We felt safe and confident with him at all times and wouldn't hesitate to book another tour!

5.00

This weekend i went with Daniel to the Grossglockner via the normal route and the experience was perfect. Everything was arranged and felt safe the whole trip. i would reccomend Daniel to everyone who wants to climb some mountains in the alps. In the future i will again make use of his services if i decide to climb in the alps once more.

Joseph

5.00

Daniel is a phenomenal climbing guide. Our trip was a 1-day multipitch climb in the Hochkönig region. Daniel expresses a lifetime of experience in the region and is extremely knowledgeable about the routes and rock. Given it was our first multipitch/alpine/Austria experience, Daniel provided a safe and thorough climbing experience: reviewing gear, technique, and uniquely helpful beta. We could not have asked for a better day in the mountains and climbed on some of the coolest limestone features we have ever been on. Definitely a new high point for us. Daniel is extremely personable and made it readily known that he was there to help facilitate our adventure; whether its modifying plans or changing pace, Daniel was happy to accommodate. We are thankful for having him as a guide and for all of the additional info he provided to make our tour of the Salzburg area an awesome adventure. As others have noted, we highly recommend chatting with Daniel over WhatsApp, and he was extremely helpful in learning about the many climbing areas and options around Austria.

Cranford

5.00

Daniel knows the Matterhorn like the back of his hand. If you want to get to the top as efficiently as possible he is your guy.

Michael

5.00

Daniel is a great guide, would love to go climbing with him again. Thoughtful, strong climber, and cool & collected mindset. Very communicative (would recommend coordinating with WhatsApp).

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