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Piz Bernina by the Biancograt 3-day climbing tour

Climb up to the Piz Bernina summit (4049), the highest peak in the Eastern Alps, and to the Piz Palü (3905 m), along Maria, an IFMGA certified guide.

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Alps

3 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Join me in this 3-day climbing trip to the Piz Bernina (4049 m), not only the highest, but also the only 4000 metres peak in the Eastern Alps! Besides, we will ascend by the Biancograt, an impressive, knife-edge ridge on the north side of the Piz Bernina.

During 3 days, we will enjoy one of the most amazing tours in the Alps! It's the Swiss-Italian Alps at their best! On the first day, we will meet at the Pontresina train station, in Switzerland. Then, a horse-drawn carriage will take us to the Rose Valley, to ascend to the Tschierva Hut (2573 m)

On the second day of the tour, I will guide you up to the Piz Bernina summit (4049 m). That night we will sleep in the Marco e Rosa Hut (3597 m). Climbing up and back to the hut will take us about 10 to 12 hours in total.

We will also reach a summit on the third day! I will take you up to the Piz Palü (3905 m). Then, we will descend to the Diavolezza cable car station and back to the valley. You can check the detailed itinerary below this text.

Please be aware that you need to be in a very good physical condition. Also, you need to be fit, and a good head for heights!.

Want to join me in this exciting adventure to the Piz Bernina? Then contact me and I will give you all the details and we can start planning your trip!

And if you want to explore the Hohe Tauern mountain range, I also offer other great tours. You can check for instance the Grosser Geiger 2-day ascent and the Grossglockner by the Stüdl ridge tours.

Prices per person

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Price includes

- Guiding fee


Itinerary

Day 1: Pontresina-Tschierva hut

We will meet at the station in Pontresina. We will take the horse-drawn carriage to the Rose valley. We will then ascend to the Tschierva hut (2573 m). It will take us about hours.  (↑ 500 m)

Day 2: Piz Bernina summit

We will start early in the morning. In order to get to the actual start of the ridge, we will have to overcome the first rock passages. Then we will go over the striking snow ridge and a slight rock section (III) to the highest peak of the Eastern Alps: the Piz Bernina (4049 m). After the summit, we will climb over the Spalla Ridge to the Marco e Rosa Hut (3597 m) where we will spend the night. (10/12 hours-↑ 1500 m ↓ 500 m)

Day 3: Piz Palü summit

Today we will get to the top of the Piz Palü (3905 m) crossing with a magnificent panorama. We will traverse the peaks of the Bellavista and climb over the West Ridge and the western summit to the main summit of the Piz Palü. We will reach the Diavolezza cable car station. It will , take us to the valley via the eastern summit and the Pers glacier. ( 7 hours approx / ↑ 300m, ↓ 950 m).

 

Details

Accommodation

Huts

More info

I offer rental equipment (harness, helmet, crampons). Contact me if you need any gear. I can also help you with cabin reservation in the area.

Meeting point

Pontresina

About the guide

I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide and a climbing lover. I grew up in a small farm in Mittersiller Sonnberg. My parents used to show us the beauty of our mountains. When I was 10 years old I went ski touring for the first time and I really loved it. The next years, I started climbing walls which really fascinated me. I also participated in many competitions.

My career took me to Hohe Tauern National Park where I finished the ranger training to bring visitors to the beauties of my country.

In 2013, I got my official certificate as a mountain guide and ski instructor. A dream came true! Since 2014, I have been working a full time guide, guiding in different areas such as Ortler, Valais, Dolomites, Wilder Kaiser, Muztagh Ata (China)... and of course, in some of our famous mountains such as Großvenediger and Großglockner.

Feel free to get in touch with me! I'll be glad to share with you a great moment in the mountains!

Languages

German | English

Residence

Bramberg Am Wildkogel, Salzburg


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