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Testa del Rutor by Thierry Vuillermoz

Ghiacciaio del Rutor

Alpine Climbing Moderate

15 km
1.2 km
1.2 km
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
3.5 km
Testa del Rutor by Thierry Vuillermoz Map

This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between June and September. From a low point of 2.5 km to the maximum altitude of 3.5 km, the route covers 15 km, 1189 vertical metres of ascent and 1192 vertical metres of descent. You'll need glacier kit to complete it safely.


Salita alpinistica, alla testa di Rutor, con partenza dal rifugio Defey. La salita non presenta particolari difficolta tecniche, ad eccezione del ghiacciaio molto crepacciato.



May involve slightly more complex glacier hikes, easy but possibly long rock ridges and steep snow up to 45 degrees. Equivalent to PD, PD+

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Much of the route is difficult to protect and a fall could be disastrous at certain points.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and September

Equipment required

  • Glacier kit