Today I invite you to a very interesting route that follow the South ridge of Punta Giordani and Piramide Vincent: the Cresta del Soldato route. It will give you the chance to collect 2 peaks over 4.000 meters in a day tour of no more than 7-8 hours.
The ridge across the Cresta del Soldato is never too difficult but along the way some steep cliffs require proper rock climbing to be passed over. This is the perfect route for those who want to left behind the glaciers and want to improve their technical ability on the mixed terrain in high altitude.
Normally the Cresta del Soldato stops at the Punta Giordani, but if weather, timing and fit conditions are good, I highly recommend you to keep going up to the Piramide Vincent. In both cases the way down is along the respective regular route.
The itinerary will be as outlined below:
We will meet in Staffal at 7 am. If you need to rent some equipment like climbing harness, crampons and adjustable poles you can do it in the shop nearby our office. After the check of the equipment you will start with the cable car in direction of Punta Indren.
Once in there we will start to traverse to the old cable car station and after that, we will arrive at the beginning of the small Bors Glacier. At this point you traverse the glacier towards the base of the ridge. Normally here we’ll take the crampons off and start to climb the ridge looking for the nicest steps it can offer.
At the top of the Giordani we make a rest and then depending on the conditions you have to put the crampons on again or not. The second part of the ridge, that goes up to Piramide Vincent, offer some more rock climbing in between of snow ridges. The view on the right side is quite impressive! On top of the Piramide Vincent we can relax. Finally, the descent is very easy along the regular route.
So, technically the most difficult pitch is on grade IV°. The rest of the climbing is on grade II° with some steps on III°. Sometimes it is possible to turn around the difficulties, but it’s a shame as the climbing is quite nice and also the quality of the rock is not too bad. The total altitude change is 940 meters.
The group size is maximum 2 persons per Mountain Guide and the prices are the following:
- 1 person: € 400,00
- 2 persons: € 225,00 per person
The price does not include: the cable car ticket to Punta Indren, lunch, drink, the eventual rental of technical equipment.
The tour to Punta Giordani and Piramide Vincent by the Cresta del Soldato can be organized everyday on request. All you have to do is contacting me in order to arrange some details and organized your next guided ascent accompanied by your own mountain guide ( me 😉 )!
Price per person
|Group of 2||225EUR|
- Guiding fee