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Ridges and glaciers

Crossing the Bernina range

Alpine crossing Bernina Piz Palü and Piz Bernina

This high alpine crossing in the grandiose backdrop of the Bernina range is well worth striving for. Famous summits such as the Biancograt on the Piz Bernina 4049 m and the Eselsgrat on the Piz Roseg 3937 m await you. The Piz Morteratschas will be our acclimatization tour. Once we have got ourselves and our legs acclimatized these summits will be a pure pleasure to climb. The tour ends with the crossing of the Piz Palü. An equally challenging, breathtaking and scenically magnificent high-altitude tour with incomparable highlights.

Date:

Juny - September

Price:

€ 1185 p.p. (2 people), € 2370 p.p. (1 person)

Requirements:

Experience in the high mountains

Age:

from 14 years

Duration:

5 days

All important information

Requirements

Program

Included

Organization

Arrival

FAQs

Requirements

Experience of high-altitude alpine tours, surefootedness, and a head for heights. Good physical condition for 8-10 hours of hiking, use of crampons up to a 40° steepness, and climbing passages up to a 3 UIAA difficulty level.

Program

Day 1:
Meeting point 10:00 at the parking lot of the Diavolezza valley station. Here your mountain guide will greet you and check the equipment before he goes through the tour program with you. Our goal for today is the Boval Hut 2495m. Ascent 600 m, time on trail 3 hrs.

Day 2:
The 2nd day will lead us to the Vadret Boval Dadains glacier and further to the beginning of the rock face. With an easy, level II climbing section, we will reach the Boval Scharte 3347m. Then we will follow the northern flank to the summit of the Piz Morteratsch 3751m. From there we will head down via the Morteratsch glacier to the Tschierva Hut.Ascent 1300 m, descent 1200 m, time on trail 6 hrs.

Day 3:
With a light backpack, we will set off as it is still dark outside and hike via the Eselsgrad on the Piz Roseg 3937m. Climbing sections up to level III make the climbing part a bit challenging, but you will be rewarded by the most stunning views. After reaching the summit, we will head back down to the Tschierva Hut.
Ascent 1400 m, descent 1400 m, time on trail 8 hrs.

Day 4:
Today, our path will lead us up a via ferrata to the Fuorcla Prievlusa 3430m. This is the beginning of the most beautiful ridge in the Alps, the Biancograt. The very narrow and exposed firn-covered ridge will lead us to the Piz Bianco 3995m. From here, the firn-covered ridge turns into a rocky ridge including a level III climbing section that leads up the Piz Bernina 4049m. The descent is via the shorter but just as narrow Spallagrat, where 2 rappelling sections lead to the Italian Marco e Rosa Hütte 3597m. Ascent 1500 m, descent 400 m, time on trail 8 hrs.

Day 5:
We will start at 6:00 heading over the Bellavista terrace up to the Bellavista-Scharte 3688m. This less demanding ridge will lead us to the summit of the Piz Palü 3901m. The astounding panoramic view of the Bernina range will make every mountaineer’s heart beat faster. We will come down via the eastern ridge and after a short uphill section, we will reach the Diavolezza summit station at 2973m. Ascent 400 m, descent 1000 m, time on trail 6 hrs.

Included

Included:

  • 5 organised touring days
  • Tour with a state certified IVBV mountain guide
  • Rental glacier & rock equipment
  • resevation from the hut

Not included:

  • Drinks
  • 4 nights with half board
  • Lift ticket

Organization

You arrange your journey to meet up with us in Pontresina / Schweiz and we take care of the entire organisation for your mountain adventure. Here you get everything from one source - the best all-round service - so to speak. We happily plan a high-altitude tour, via ferrata climbing, a rafting tour or a whole adventure weekend for you individually. We value quality over quantity. Mountain Sports as a licensed tour operator and alpine school is ideal for incredibly special adventures, such as unbelievable ski touring and adventure journeys in the Ziller Valley and all over the world. For all our trips, fun sport tours, and alpine tours – in winter and summer we naturally arrange hotel bookings and hut reservations. Most of the required tour equipment is included. According to our packing list you will see exactly what is provided by us and what you have to bring yourself. No matter where your adventure journey takes you – Mountain Sports is your reliable partner for all kinds of outdoor adventures. 

Arrival

Adresse fürs Navi: Talstation Diavolezza, 7504, 7504 Pontresina, Schweiz

A12/E60, ReschenStraße und Route 27 bis Alp DA Buond Sur in Pontresina, Schweiz nehmen

FAQs

What should I pack in my rucksack?

What you need to pack in your rucksack and what is better left at home can be found in the packing list, which you will find in the detailed information of your tour. You should pay particular attention to your mountain boots. Category B/C compact ankle height shoes are ideal for multi-day tours.

What do I need to know about surefootedness and a head for heights?

If you want to go hiking in mountainous areas, you must be in good health and have a good level of physical fitness. In addition, it is important that you can walk safely in rough and also pathless terrain. The requirements are different for each tour and are explained in the detailed descriptions. There you will also find an overview. If you are not sure whether a tour suits you or not, then give us a call. We will be happy to advise you.

What rental equipment is included in the price?

You will find the rental equipment included in the tour description under "Services & Additional Costs". Rental equipment is included in all our guided tours. We also have equipment hire - if you are out on your own but have forgotten your crampons, you can get them from us.

How do I know what equipment I need for my tour?

You will receive a packing list from us. This will help you to find out what you need for your booked tour!

I don't need rental equipment; do I get a discount?

The provision of rental equipment is a service we offer our guests. Therefore, we cannot grant any discounts if you use your own equipment. Thank you for your understanding! t

What is a hut sleeping bag and what do I need it for?

A hut sleeping bag is either made of silk or cotton and is compulsory on every hut for hygienic reasons, as the duvets, pillowcases and mattress protectors cannot be washed every day. The hut sleeping bag protects you from direct contact with the blankets. We recommend a small silk hut sleeping bag with a small pack size and lighter weight.

Payment at the hut with debit card?

Payment with your debit card is rarely possible in mountain huts! It is therefore necessary to bring sufficient cash with you! Cable cars and hotels can usually be paid for with debit or credit card.

The weather forecast announces bad weather, when will a tour be cancelled / postponed?

Unfortunately, weather forecasts for the mountains are not always as accurate as one might imagine and some weather portals are simply unsuitable for forecasts in the mountains. A reliable forecast is only possible for the following three to five days. Although the 16-day forecasts in particular are popular, the significance is extremely limited. If the conditions are clearly bad and we have to cancel the tour for safety reasons, we will either arrange an alternative date together or you will get your deposit back.

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