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Mountaineering trip in the Bernina Range, Eastern Alps, near St. Moritz (5 days)

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Join this demanding 5-day mountaineering trip in the Bernina Massif, near St.Moritz, and reach the summit of Piz Bernina and Piz Palü, among other peaks, along IFMGA-certified mountain guide Oliver.

Group

Alps

5 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug

Fit

Advanced


Highlights

  • Reach the summit of Piz Bernina (4049m) via the amazing Biancograt ridge
  • Cross the Eselsgrat ridge on the Piz Roseg and reach the top of Piz Palü
  • Enjoy spectacular panoramic views from the top of the mountains

Description

If you are looking for a challenging mountaineering experience in a unique setting, this trip is just what you are looking for. Join me on this 5-day mountaineering trip in the Bernina Massif, near St. Moritz, in the Eastern Alps, and enjoy demanding high-altitude ascent tours amidst the unique backdrop of this charming village in Switzerland.

We will climb the most famous peaks of the Bernina Massif and the Piz Bernina (4049m), the only 4,000-meter peak of the Eastern Alps, with previous acclimatization climbs on Piz Morteratsch and Piz Roseg.

Classics such as crossing the Eselsgrat on the Piz Roseg, a knife’s edge on the Biancograt ridge, and the unforgettable Piz Palü crossing are on our program. This guided tour, especially with the Biancograt traverse, is a special experience for every mountaineer. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below. 

Please note this is a demanding mountaineering trip, so you must have a very good fitness level, as for walking up to 10 hours in the mountains.  You also need to be experienced in the use of crampons and ice axe, being able to easily climb up to grade III. Also, you  must be sure-footed for the ascents and you definitely need a good head for heights.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to join me on this amazing mountaineering tour near St.Moritz. Just check the dates below and book your place!

Itinerary

Day 1: Bernina Pass - Boval Hut (2495m)

We will meet at noon at the parking lot of the Diavolezza cable car, at the Bernina Pass. Short train ride and ascent to the Boval hut (2,495 m).

650 Hm2 h Chamanna da Boval

Day 2: Piz Morteratsch ascent (3,751 m)

Today our acclimatization tour takes us to the Piz Morteratsch (3,751 m), from which we can clearly see our upcoming destinations. Descent to the Tschierva hut.

+1.250m, –1.180m /6 h / Tschierva Hut

Day 3: Piz Roseg (Eselsgrat) - Tschierva Hut

We climb over the classic Eselsgrat ridge to the summit of Piz Roseg (3,937 m). Expect great varied climbing up to grade III difficulty level and mixed passages to the summit. Descent to the Tschierva hut.

+/-1.350m /9 h / Tschierva Hut

Day 4: Biancograt - Piz Bernina (4,049 m) - Spallagrat

Early departure, over the Fuorcla Prievlusa (3,430 m) and a first ridge to the actual beginning of the Biancograt. Now over the Himmelsleiter (stairway to heaven) of the Eastern Alps and a last section of rock (III) to the highest peak of the Eastern Alps, the summit of Piz Bernina (4,049 m). Short rest and descent via the Spallgrat with two abseiling points to the Marco e Rosa hut at 3.597 m.

+1,500m, –500 m /12 h / Marco e Rosa hut

Day 5: Piz Palü crossing (3,905 m)

As the grand finale of this tour, we experience the Piz Palü crossing with a magnificent panorama view.  We traverse the peaks of the Bellavista and climb over the west ridge and the west summit up to the main summit of Piz Palü (3.905 m). The descent takes us over the eastern summit and the Pers glacier to the Diavolezza mountain station. Train ride to the valley, farewell and return home.

+300m, –950m / 7 h

 

Details

Accommodation

We will stay at the Boval hut, Tschierva hut and Marco e Rosa huts, with half-board meals regime (not included in the cost of the trip). The cabins have washrooms. The newly renovated Tschiervahütte also has a shower facility. All three cottages are newly renovated and the location is extremely beautiful.

More info

We stronglyy recommend you to hire a travel cancellation insurance and personal insurance to cover the costs of repatriation in the event of an accident or illness. We also recommend you to book a travel health insurance for our mountain trips.

The membership in an alpine club (eg German Alpine Club, Austrian Alpine Club) already offers a comprehensive insurance cover and is recommended by us.

Meeting point

Parking lot of the Diavolezza cable car at the Bernina Pass

About the guide

I have been in the mountains since my childhood, mainly in Styria where I come from. I'm now based in Liezen. I have studied biology and I'm now a full time IFMGA mountain guide since 2015.

I enjoy very much guiding my friends and clients in the Austrian Alps and show them places they could not see without being guided. I love spending my days outside, whatever the weather and help people living unique experiences in the outdoor.

Feel free to contact me if you plan to come to Austria and if you want to experience wild nature far from the crowd, whatever the season.

I speak German, English and a little bit of Spanish.

Languages

German | English

Residence

Liezen, Styria


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1495 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1495 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1495 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1495 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1495 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1495 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1495 Each

Group of 8

EUR 1495 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price details

The price includes guiding fee and trip organization. The price does not include: Overnight stay with half board / 3 x SAC huts (about 70 CHF), 1 x hut (about 60 €) -Transfer costs + cable cars (about 40 CHF)- Individual tips.

Additional costs may vary and are for reference only! A minimum of 2 people is required for this trip.




 

 

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