Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
We meet at Pontresina train station at 1PM. We check the equipment and start the hike to the Tshierva hut. About 3h hiking takes us to this hut which has excellent views over Piz Roseg, our goal for the next day. We have dinner and do briefing of the Tour.
The first of our main goals. An alpine start and a long day, mixed terrain: glaciers, rocky ridge and steep snow and ice. About 9-11h (1500m) of touring time. Night back at the Tschierva hut.
We tour to the beautiful Piz Morteratsch. Today’s ascent is not as challenging as the Piz Roseg and the summit offers great views to the Bianco ridge that we will climb the next day. About 6h of touring time (1200m).
Another alpine start to climb the classic route to Piz Bernina. Long, challenging and rewarding day. About 9-11h of touring time. We stay at Marco e Rosa hut (1500m).
A tour on astonishing snow and rocky ridges traversing the peaks of Piz Palü. After about 6h of touring (700m) we arrive to Diavolezza Gondola station and take a ride back down. The tour ends about 2PM at Diavolezza.
At Pontresina train station.
In mountain huts.
Level: This tour is meant for people with some experience in mountaineering. Technically the participant has to be able to climb IV grade (UIAA) and be able to walk with crampons solidly in steep (40°) and icy terrain. Physical condition should be enough to stand a total touring time of 11h in moderate pace.
Equipment: backpack 30-40L, mountaineering boots, glacier equipment (crampons, harness, biners, ice axe, slings), technical underwear, touring pants, wind and waterproof jacket (hardshell, breathable) or soft shell jacket (depending on the weather), well-fitting socks, warm gloves, warm hat, sunscreen and lip protection (SPF 30), sunglasses, snacks, thermos and water bottle, passport, identity card, camera, cell phone, charger, credit card, cash.
Hi, my name is Juho, a mountain guide originally from Finland. I started to guide when I came to Chile end of 2006. I was a living and working in Chile while I took UIAGM guiding cources in Argentina until 2011. Nowadays I am living on the shore of Lake of Constanz on Swiss-German border. ...and guiding from here in the Alps, Northern Scandinavia and in the Andes. I have also a small guiding company in Konstanz.
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