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Lyskamm Traverse


Running along a snowy ridge, the Lyskamm Traverse is one of the most amazing high-altitude ridge traverses in the Alps!
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

The Lyskamm Traverse is one of the most interesting climbing routes in the Monte Rosa massif: it requires good training and a good confidence on exposed ridges, but it offers a great experience. Depending on environmental (ice and verglas, exposed rock) and weather conditions, difficulties can vary significantly.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 220-350 m
Ascent time: 1 hour
Ascent/descent time: 1-2 hours
Meeting point: Staffal cable car ticket office in Gressoney-Staffal for an equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

We take the cable car to Punta Indren (3,270 m), then we will head to either the Mantova Hut or the Gnifetti hut for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 220-350 m
Ascent time: 1 hour
Ascent/descent time: 1-2 hours
Meeting point: Staffal cable car ticket office in Gressoney-Staffal for an equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

We take the cable car to Punta Indren (3,270 m), then we will head to either the Mantova Hut or the Gnifetti hut for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 900 m
Ascent/descent time: 8-10 hours

In the morning, we will make our way up the Lys Glacier, heading for the Lysjoch and the base of the snowy ridge that leads, via stretches of varying steepness, to the summit of the Eastern Lyskamm, where the traverse begins.

The trail, very noticeable, follows the edge of the ridge, even going over a small rocky prominence just before the summit of the Western Lyskamm. From the western peak, we will head down to the Felik Pass, join the trail that descends from Castor and continue to the Quintino Sella Hut. Next, a trail equipped with climbing aids will lead us to the Colle della Bettolina, from where we can take the cable car back to the parking lot.

The route can also be done in the opposite direction, or it could be the main leg of a tour of the Monte Rosa massif.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 900 m
Ascent/descent time: 8-10 hours

In the morning, we will make our way up the Lys Glacier, heading for the Lysjoch and the base of the snowy ridge that leads, via stretches of varying steepness, to the summit of the Eastern Lyskamm, where the traverse begins.

The trail, very noticeable, follows the edge of the ridge, even going over a small rocky prominence just before the summit of the Western Lyskamm. From the western peak, we will head down to the Felik Pass, join the trail that descends from Castor and continue to the Quintino Sella Hut. Next, a trail equipped with climbing aids will lead us to the Colle della Bettolina, from where we can take the cable car back to the parking lot.

The route can also be done in the opposite direction, or it could be the main leg of a tour of the Monte Rosa massif.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
2 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
intermediate
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
intermediate
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 15/06 to 15/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
2 Days
intermediate
intermediate
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
from 15/06 to 15/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

950 € fee per person with 1 participant
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • tickets for lift facilities
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation)
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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