Today I’d like to invite you to enjoy the Cresta del Soldato route. It’s a very interesting route that follows the South ridge of Punta Giordani and Piramide Vincent. Moreover it is a great opportunity to conquer 2 peaks over 4.000 meters in a day tour of no more than 7-8 hours.
The ridge across the Cresta del Soldato isn’t difficult. However along the way some steep cliffs require proper rock climbing skills. I think it is a perfect route for those who want to leave glaciers behind and improve their technical abilities on a mixed terrain at high altitude.
Normally this mountain expedition ends in Punta Giordani. But if weather, timing and physical 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.
As for the itinerary, we will meet in Staffal at 7 am. If you need to rent some equipment (harness, crampons, adjustable poles, etc.) you can do it in the shop near our office. After the equipment check we’ll take the cable car to Punta Indren.
Once there we will start to walk through the old cable car station until arriving at the beginning of the small Bors Glacier. Now we must 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.
At the top of Punta Giordani we’ll take a rest. The second part of the ridge that goes up to Piramide Vincent (optional) offers some more rock climbing among snow ridges. The view on the right side is quite impressive! On top of the Piramide Vincent we can relax for a while. Finally, the descent is very easy along the regular route.
To sum up, the most technically difficult pitch is on grade IV (intermediate-moderate). The rest of the climbing is on grade II (easy) with some steps on III (easy-intermediate). The total altitude change is 940 meters.
So if you find this tour across the Cresta del Soldato interesting please contact me and book your places. I’ll be happy to be your guide!
Price per person
|Group of 2||225EUR|
- Guiding fee
Skill level required
Fitness level required
in Staffal at 7 am.