With the ascent of the Piramide Vincent you have the chance to go in one of the most important glacial environment in Italy! The Lys Glacier, indeed, is one of the biggest glacier in the Italian territory and his big strip is visible from so far!
The ascent to the Piramide Vincent has no technical difficulty and is achievable by fit hikers looking for a first experience over 4000 meters. From the top the panorama goes from all the Northern Italy to a very close view of the south face of Monte Rosa.
This guided tour in Piramide Vincent can be organized every Wednesday on request, from late June to mid September. The round trip will take us between 6 to 7 hours. The total altitude change will be 940 meters.
As I said, this itinerary goes along the the middle part of the Lys Glacier. Normally a good foot trail is going all the way up. So, this tour is suitable for those regular hikers who want to make a first experience at this altitude and on this kind of terrain where basic rules of mountaineering (like walking in a rope team along a glacier) are necessary.
The full program is then:
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 (the rental is not included in the price). After the equipment checking, we will go with the cable car in direction of Punta Indren.
Once in there, we will walk towards The Roccette where some fixed rope help to go over some rocky steps. On top of them, the glacier starts and it’s time to take off the rope and the crampons. During the way up few stops are mandatory to take pictures, rest, drink and eat some snacks.
At 4000 meters, more or less, a nice flat part of the glacier is the right place for a longer stop before the last part of the ascent. The way is always easy until the top. After a steeper part suddenly the slope gets flat and in few more meters you are on the top… Congratulations!
The way down is along the same way up until the top of Roccette. From here we go down in direction of the Mantova Hut where normally we stop to drink something and pack everything before going down for the last half an hour in direction of the cable car station of Punta Indren.
The maximum persons per group is 5 participants. Here you have the prices according to them:
- 1 person: € 300,00
- 2 persons: € 130,00 per person
- 3 persons: € 120,00 per person
- 4 persons: € 110,00 per person
- 5 persons: € 88,00 per person
I have no doubt this guided ascent to Piramide Vincent will be an unforgettable experience for you. But, If you have any doubt and want to know more, please send me a message. Let’s talk and plan your next trip in this amazing glacier.
Price per person
|Group of 2||130EUR|
|Group of 3||120EUR|
|Group of 4||110EUR|
|Group of 5||88EUR|
- Guiding fee
Skill level required
Fitness level required
Open to everyone
The price does not include: the cable car ticket to Punta Indren, lunch, drink, the eventual rental of technical equipment.