- 1st Day: Meeting with the guide in Cervinia. After the check of the equipment with a private taxi, we will go up to the Rif. Duca degli Abruzzi. From there we will reach the Colle del Leone, the real beginning of the ridge. From there, thanks to some fixed rope and some easy climbing, we will arrive at the Capanna Carrel, where we overnight.
- Up: 4:00 hours - 1030m
- 2nd Day: Departure around 04:00am depending on the period of the year. A first difficult step, the “Corda della Sveglia”, introduces us to the climbing. We will follow the ridge using the ropes helping in the steepest sections. We will pass the summit of the Pic Tyndall and arrive at the “Enjambée”, which is the beginning of the last and steeper part of the ascent. The first summit with the cross is the Italian summit, but if you want to stand on the real top, we will have to walk on the sharp ridge to the Swiss summit. The descent is along the same itinerary.
- Up: 5-6 hours 1400m
- Down: 6-7 hours 2400m
Meeting point: At 09:00 a.m. in Cervinia. Or upon different agreement with the
Requirements: This is mostly a rock ascent. Many fixed rope help in the difficult steps; anyway, you have be confident in climbing on grade III°. Because of its length, this tour requires a very good physical shape.
Apparel/Clothing: We recommend functional clothing to deal with the different temperatures.
Boots: Waterproof mountaineering/trekking boots suitable for crampons.
Lunch: it is reccomended to bring some snacks and drinks with you, according to your needs.
Backpack: We recommend a 30L/40L backpack. Remember that everything you bring you have to carry it. Take with you functional, extra layer in case of cold and a change for the hut, is usually enough.
Overnight stay in the bivouac (food for dinner and breakfast has to be agreed with the guide), drinks, lunch, taxi to Oriondé, travel expenses, if necessary equipment.
We always recommend a travel cancellation insurance, baggage insurance as well as travel and accident insurance.