Lyskamm Orientale, Cresta Mangiauomini

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

Skiing an aesthetic ridge

Also in Vercelli, ItalyValais, Switzerland

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
1.9 km
Ascent
409 m
Descent
16 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
4.1 km
High Point
4.5 km
Gradient
45˚
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Description

This line follows the normal route to reach Lyskamm Orientale. From Indren follow the trace to Colle del Lys and then point to the massive ridge that runs to the top of Lyskamm. The ridge itself is very aesthetic but quite dangerous due to the high winds that often creates unstable cornices that can collapse while walking nearby.

Ski down from the same line you climbed.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Extreme Exposure (E4)

4 out of 4

In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

May, June, July

Features

  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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