Great ski touring on the North side of the Locce Glacier, serious glacial environment, steep and subject to falling seracs and avalanches, only ski in safe snow conditions.

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

1 - 2

hrs

32

m

1,444

m

47

max°

Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

Medium Exposure (E2)As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

Great excursion with a wonderful view over the East face of Monte Rosa,This is in a serious glacial environment which is steep and subject to falling seracs and avalanches, to be made only in safe snow conditions.

Starting from the top lift of Belvedere (or from the village of Pecetto if the lift is closed) travel to the glacier on the back of the lift facing South, keep left and cross the moraine of the glacier, along a nice valley in order to arrive at the Zamboni Zappa Hut.

From the hut, travel South along the flat basin of Pedriola, passing under the obvious couloir that goes up to Pizzo Bianco.

Keep travelling up to the end of the moraine of the glacier, North of Locce.

Climbing gradually move to the snowy slope under the Grober NE ridge.

Looking at the glacier on the left you can see a small gully that gives access to the middle of the glacier, this is the "canalino Pisati" which is steep and narrow.

The second part of the glacier gets steeper.

Climb the glacier gradually bending to the right until you reach a rock face where a steep gully (45°) on the right side of a big serac will lead you to the last slope below the hill.

After the last crevasse there is a steep slope (45°) 60 m long, sometimes on ice so better to climb with the crampons, t0 reach the top. Descend on the same route.