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3-Day Climbing Tour of Piz Bernina and Piz Palu in Switzerland

Go with IMFGA-certified guide Rene on an incredible 3-day rock climbing adventure to the highest peak in the Eastern Alps, Piz Bernina.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration3 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Cross the highest peak of the Eastern Alps off your bucket list today! Climb the indomitable Piz Bernina on a fantastic three-day journey that will also include Piz Palu in the gorgeous Alps of Switzerland!

In the eastern side of Switzerland, there are few destinations more enticing than that of Piz Bernina (4,049m). It is located at the border of Italy to the south, and it separates two glacial valleys on either side. It is also the only peak in the Eastern Alps that excedes 4,000 meters.

We will take the Biancograt to the top, a perfect ridge ascent that is well-known for its beauty. The views from – and leading up to – the climb, are spectacular. The panoramas from the summit of Piz Bernina are equally impressive, so be prepared to take plenty of photographs.

We will cap off our adventure on the third day by climbing Piz Palu. It boasts an amazing panorama that will give you an idea of the expanse of these immense mountains. Our program will test your skill as a climber while giving you lasting memories of sheer joy – pun intended.

This ascent is a mountain climber´s dream, from the picturesque route to the mountain rock and terrain itself. I know this region extremely well, and I will make sure you have the safest and most-enjoyable adventure possible.

This is a sustained climb that requires up to 1,500 meters in a day, and some days reach 10 hours of total walking. You will want to be in great physical shape and be mentally ready to take on this climb.

Book with me now and let me help you conquer Piz Bernina and have an epic three days in Switzerland!

I can also take you to the highest peak in Switzerland on a six-day tour! Or we can try a day-long climbing course at Dachstein!



We will be staying at two different mountain huts during our trek: the Tschierva Hut on the first night and the Marco e Rosa Hut on our second night.


The guide reserves the right to alter and / or adjust the trip to guarantee the safety and satisfaction of the program.

More info

You will be able to borrow a climbing helmet, crampons / pimple, harness, carabiner, and ice screw free of charge. If you need any rental equipment, please let me know ahead of time. Your personal gear should include, but is not limited to: sleeping bag, touring pants, weatherproof jackets, leggings, warm clothes / extra clothes, two pairs of gloves, sun protection, mountain boots, backpack, technical equipment, and personal food and drink(s).

Meeting point

We will meet at the parking lot of the Diavolezza cable car. Mountain Railway, Diavolezza / Lagalb, 7504 Pontresina, Switzerland.




Day 1: Climb to Tschierva Hut

At 11:30am, we will meet at the Diavolezza cable car parking lot and ready our gear. After issuing and inspecting all necessary equipment, we will take a train to Pontresina.

A horse-drawn carriage will take us to the Hotel Roseg in the Roseg Valley, and we will have a 600-meter climb to our accommodations at the Tschierva Hut for the evening.

There is about 2.5 hours of walking time on this day.

Day 2: Piz Bernina

We will get an early start for our climb, climbing over the Biancograt. Upon reaching the top of Piz Bernina (4,049m), highest summit of the Eastern Alps, we will rest and have an opportunity to take pictures of the incredible views.

Our descent will take us to the Marco e Rosa Hut via the Spallagrat, and we will remain here for the evening. This day entails 9 hours of walking time with an incline of 1,500 meters and drop of 450 meters.

Day 3: Piz Palu

Our final day features the climb of Piz Palu (3,901m). Crossing the the west, main, and east summits, we will descend through the Pergletscher down to Diavolezza. We return to the valley by góndola, and then continue back to Pontresina by train.

This is a 6.5-hour trekking day, with an altitude gain of 650 meters and a drop of 1,200 meters.

About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Austria
I'm a certified mountain guide since 2012. I come from Liezen in the center of Austria, very close to the Gesäuse National Park. I'm guiding here in Austria all year round and I spend some time abroad, where my friends and clients ask me to guide them. This includes Georgia where I guide heliskiing tours there. Please get in touch with me if you wish to discover Austria or any other beautiful mountaineering spot in the world. I will be glad to bring you there and let you live an unforgettable time !

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1330 each

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Price includes

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Price details

The price does NOT include travel expenses and transfer expenses (cable car, horse-drawn carriage, train, gondola), nor does it include two half-board accommodations in the mountain huts (roughly 60 Euros per night).

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