Passo Zube to Gressoney

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

Alagna

A fantastic journey into one of the most beautiful valley of Monte Rosa. Ideal for backcountry beginners

Also in Vercelli, Italy

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
657 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
193 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
29˚
Passo Zube to Gressoney Map

This line will take you deeply into Monte Rosa Lys and Valesia valleys. The way up is from the Gressoney side and you can descend from where you came up or choose one of the many alternatives. For the way up skins are required, it's an easy itinerary ideal for backcountry beginners but you will find alone in the mountains far from the lifts! you will start close to the piste entering a narrow couloir to have access to a large valley surrounded by high peaks. Reaching Zube is for sure a big achievement and you will be pleased by the beautiful view on Monte Rosa range that you can see from the top. The way down is from the slope you climbed.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

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

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

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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