This traverse along the sharp ridge which links the two summit, Lyskamm occidentale (4417 m) and Lyskamm orientale (4532 m) is one of the most airy and beautiful traverse of the Alps. For this program a good physical condition is required and ability in the use of crampons.
Day 1: meeting with the guide in front of the ticket office of the lift in Staffal at 2.30 pm, check of the equipment and ski lift to Bettaforca pass (2700 m). Departure to Quintino Sella hut (3585 m) that will be reached in around 3 hours and a half walking. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: departure at dawn and arrival after around 7 hours at Mantova hut (3498 m). Brief stop, descent to Punta Indren and the Staffal. Arrival at Staffal at4.30 pm approximately.
Difficulty: AD – moderate alpinist difficulties both on ice and rock; ice and snow slope steep (between 40 and 50°), airy ridge, III degree climb. A good physical condition and previous alpinist experience are required, especially in using crampons both on ice and rock.
Ascent duration from Quintino Sella hut: 7 hours
Global difference in height for the 2 days: around 1600 m
800€ 1 person
The rate includes: private guiding fees, rent of axe, crampons and harness.
The rate excludes: ticket of the lifts, half board in the hut for client and guide, beverage and extras in the hut, lunch for the guide and the client.
Check lifts and huts rates here:
Lifts rates in Gressoney La Trinité
Monte Rosa Huts prices