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::: The big spaces of Bernina :::
The best climbs around Pizzo Bernina, the eastern four-thousander peak of the Alps. A fantastic high mountain scenery, made of glistening summits, ridges, ice spurs that jut towards the blue of the sky, to make unforgettable climbs.
Period: july - mid september
Partecipants : 1 or 2 people each mountain guide
* Pizzo Bernina : regular route - € 540
* Pizzo Bernina - North ridge, Via Biancograt - € 800 (2 days)
* Pizzo Bernina Via Biancograt + Pizzi Palů traverse - € 950 (3 days)
* Pizzo Palů Or. - Sperone N : Via Kuffner - € 650
* Monte Disgrazia - NNE ridge: Via "Corda Molla" - € 800
Note: these prices refer to a person and only for the guiding cost (huts excluded). For a second climber calculate the surcharge of 20%
::: The Alpine 4000ers :::
Thanks to our great exprience all over the Alps, we can offer all the great, classic alpine routes (here are some):
Cresta dell'Innominata and Italian regular route on Monte Bianco
Kuffner route on Mount Maudit
Cresta del Leone and Hornli Ridge on Matterhorn
Signal Ridge on Punta Gnifetti
Jungfrau regular route
Mittelegi Ridge on Eiger
Period: mid july - august
Price: to be agreed
::: Course of introdution to mountaineering :::
We can teach you how to move safely on glaciers, on mixed ground and along aerial crest. Teaching progression techniques and safety manoeuvres is a sort of mission for us. This is why in this course the following aspects will be dealt with in depth: crossing a glacier on the rope, techniques for the best use of crampons and ice-axe, short rope crossing of crests and mixed ground, the main anchorings and most important rope monoeuvres on ice and snow. As well as studying the theoretical part, you will also enjoy splendid high mountain climbs. This course is based at the very confortable Rifugio Branca near Forni Glacier and Monte Cevedale, in the central Alps.
day 1: meeting at Rifugio Albergo Forni, walk to Rifugio Branca (1.30 h) and, in the afternoon, the main techniques of crossing ice with special attention to the use of crampons and ice-axe;
day 2: roping two or more people together and crossing a treacherous ground (full of crevasses) on the rope. The main anchoring techniques on snow or ice;
day 3: alpine ascent and introduction to the short rope technique along snow crests or mixed ground;
day 4: main manoeuvres for crevasse rescue.
Partecipants : 3 people each mountain guide
Individual equipment: climbing harness, ice-axe, crampons, ice boots, helmet, suitable clothing, head lamp. There is the possibility to rent the equipment
Price: € 520 per person including instructions by the mountain guide and half board at Rifugio Branca (3 nights, excluding drinks).
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