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A dream itinerary that will have you follow in the footsteps of the world’s best alpine skiers.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

The “Mezzalama Trail”, also called the “Marathon of the glaciers”, is the highest ski mountaineering race event. Faithful to the authentic spirit of the pioneers of this speciality, this competition sees participants tackle high mountains without mechanical aids, for a real off-piste experience both uphill and downhill.
The proposed route is modelled on the legendary competition via the razor-sharp peak of Castor at 4,421 m but you can make many variations to make the route easier or climb more peaks by planning the days in a different way.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,430 m
Ascent time: 3-4 h
Meeting point: Cervinia parking area, equipment check and short briefing with the Guide

From Cervinia (2,037 m) we will climb along the slopes, as in the race, to get up to the Guide del Cervino hut, at an altitude of 3,467 m where we will have dinner and spend the night.
The height difference is broad but the route is easy will allow us to arrive at our destination effortlessly.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,430 m
Ascent time: 3-4 h
Meeting point: Cervinia parking area, equipment check and short briefing with the Guide

From Cervinia (2,037 m) we will climb along the slopes, as in the race, to get up to the Guide del Cervino hut, at an altitude of 3,467 m where we will have dinner and spend the night.
The height difference is broad but the route is easy will allow us to arrive at our destination effortlessly.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 754 m
Descent gain: 754 m
Ascent/descent time: 5-6 h

From the Guide del Cervino hut (3,467 m) we will climb the slopes of the glacier of Plateau Rosà until we get to the Breithorn (3,818 m) near the arrival of the Klein Matterhorn cable car. From here we will move almost on a flat terrain along the impressive Verra glacier, up to the base of the steep West face of Castor. Taken off the skis, we climb up to the famous aerial ridge leading to the summit (4,221 m). Then, we continue along the ridge heading Southeast until we reach the Colle del Felik (4,065 m). After putting on the skis, we will go down to the Quintino Sella hut (3,600 m), where we’ll make camp in the winter shelter as we make a good soup.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 754 m
Descent gain: 754 m
Ascent/descent time: 5-6 h

From the Guide del Cervino hut (3,467 m) we will climb the slopes of the glacier of Plateau Rosà until we get to the Breithorn (3,818 m) near the arrival of the Klein Matterhorn cable car. From here we will move almost on a flat terrain along the impressive Verra glacier, up to the base of the steep West face of Castor. Taken off the skis, we climb up to the famous aerial ridge leading to the summit (4,221 m). Then, we continue along the ridge heading Southeast until we reach the Colle del Felik (4,065 m). After putting on the skis, we will go down to the Quintino Sella hut (3,600 m), where we’ll make camp in the winter shelter as we make a good soup.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 700 m
Descent gain: 2,635 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-5 h

From the Quintino Sella hut (3,600 m) we turn towards the Lyskamm Nose. To tackle the steepest stretch and get to the peak of the Lyskamm Nose (4,271 m), we need to take the skis off. We put the skis back on and ski down along the Lys glacier up to Capanna Gnifetti (3,600 m) where we will have an excellent lunch while enjoying a great view.
Having recovered our strength, we will continue the long descent to Gressoney la Trinité (1,637 m) where a van will be waiting to take us back to Cervinia.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 700 m
Descent gain: 2,635 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-5 h

From the Quintino Sella hut (3,600 m) we turn towards the Lyskamm Nose. To tackle the steepest stretch and get to the peak of the Lyskamm Nose (4,271 m), we need to take the skis off. We put the skis back on and ski down along the Lys glacier up to Capanna Gnifetti (3,600 m) where we will have an excellent lunch while enjoying a great view.
Having recovered our strength, we will continue the long descent to Gressoney la Trinité (1,637 m) where a van will be waiting to take us back to Cervinia.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
3 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
intermediate
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
intermediate
cuori
PERSONS
utente
max 4 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 18/03 to 14/05
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
3 Days
intermediate
intermediate
max 4 for each Mountain Guide
from 18/03 to 14/05
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

1080 € fee per person with 1 participant
540 € fee per person with 2 participants
390 € fee per person with 3 participants
315 € fee per person with 4 participants
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
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (avalanche beacon, shovel and probe): €15/day per person while supplies last
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, and crampons): €15/day per person while supplies last
  • tickets for lift facilities
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • transfer by van (from Gressoney to Cervinia): €200 to be shared among all participants
  • 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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