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Piz Bernina climb via the Normal Route

Piz Bernina, Normal Route ascent
Piz Bernina, Normal Route ascent
Piz Bernina, Normal Route ascent
Piz Bernina, Normal Route ascent

Go on this classic climb in the Eastern Alps, starting at the Diavolezza hut, with an IFMGA certified and expert guide. One of the 82 Alpine 4000ers!



3 Days

Jul - Sep




* Reach the highest peak in the Eastern Alps.

* Contemplate great views of the Swiss-Italian Alps.


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This classic and popular climb is on every climber’s bucket list. This isolated four-thousander is the highest peak in the Eastern Alps. For this program, we will take the route that starts in the Diavolezza hut, near the Swiss village of Pontresina. Join me next season!

Pontresina is only 8km from St. Moritz, and it is easily reachable from Zurich.

The first part of the route is in a way a variation of the classic route. It starts off just outside the Diavolezza hut (2,970 m). Along this section of the program, we will go by: the Pers glacier, Vadret della Fortezza, running into crevasses, and views of the Crast Agüzza. Later, we will arrive at the famous Marco e Rosa hut (3,609 m / 11,800 ft).

From the Marco e Rosa hut, we will follow the Normal Route towards the Piz Bernina summit (4,048 m / 13,283 ft). I will guide you on snow and glacier terrain towards this impressive peak.

From the Piz Bernina summit, we will be able to witness the greatness of the Swiss-Italian Alps. Among the nearby peaks we will see are:

  • Ortler

  • Gran Zebru

  • Monte Cevedale

  • San Matteo

  • Como dei Tre Signori

  • Piz Palu

  • Cima Presanella

  • Piz Zupo

This is a 3-day expedition, but we can also organize a 4-day option that includes Biancograt, Bellavista and Piz Palü. Contact me and we will arrange the perfect mountain adventure for you.

Interested in this Piz Bernina, Normal Route ascent? Request your booking!

If you are interested in other ascents in this area, check out some of my other programs like: Les Droites Normal Route ascent, Dent du Geant, Normal Route 1-day ascent, Aiguille de Bionnassay, Normal Route 2-day ascent, and Grand Paradiso ascent via Vittorio Emanuele.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Personal gear included if needed. Not included: accommodation for the participants and guide, food, drinks and lifts. The 4-day option has a cost of €2200 for 1 participant.


Day 1: Meet at Diavolezza Parking, check gear and lift to Diavolezza hut

Day 2: Rifugio Marco e Rosa via the Fortezza (5-7 hs)

Day 3: Climb the Bernina and back to Diavolezza (8-10 hs)



What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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Hotel Castel Hartheim Italy
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Hotel Campelli Morbegno Italy
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About the guide

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ES Adventure Guides



Mountain Guide

Tomas and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Kyriakos, Daniel, Andrej, Tobias, Bernd, Herbert, Guy and Noé) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Switzerland.

Whether you wish to climb the Matterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau or Monch, or enjoy amazing freeride or ski touring days around Verbier or Zermatt, among other great options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Tomas will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides Switzerland and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!


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What people are saying about ES Adventure Guides



Very user friendly platform with timely responses from Explore Share representatives. The trip itself with Tom from Alps Adventures was awesome and ensure that we had an experience that was 100% what we wanted. Recommend both the platform and the guide. Thanks to all for arranging and delivering so well.


I had am amazing time during the 1-day off-piste training course at Hoch-Ybrig. Urs, our main mountain guide, was very helpful in answering my queries before the course, and Lupe from explore-share was helpful in selecting the course. We had 3 groups under Urs, Mario and Patrick, and I was in the group with Patrick. He gave us a lot of nice tips and individualized video analysis. He made a special effort to convey everything in English, since I don't know German. All the participants were very helpful and friendly too! The course is good value for money as skis are included for the weekend in the course price.

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