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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration3 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • 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!



We will stay in two mountain huts during the trip.

Meeting point

Pontresina, Switzerland



Equipment you will need to bring




Ice Axe



Other gear: Mountaineering boots

About the guide

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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.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1444 each

Group of 2

EUR 877 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

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