Piramide Vincent Spring Day Tour

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

May touring to 4000m using weekend lift system

Also in Vercelli, Italy

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
12 km
Ascent
1 km
Descent
2 km
Duration
5-6 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
4.2 km
Gradient
41˚
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Piramide Vincent Spring Day Tour Map

Description

Stretch the ski season using the Monte Rosa lift system that operates late into the spring at weekends, whisking ski tourers to over 3250 metres from the valley bottom. Straight forward uphill route finding past the Mantova and Giovanni refugios lead onto the north apron of Piramide Vincent. On descent take your pick of the excellent Freeride lines of Canale dell' Aquila or the classic Canal Grande. Often bumped out in the winter by adventurous resort skiers, by May they've transformed to smooth corn snow, providing untracked easy couloirs. Careful not to descend too low into the lower section of the Aquila, but skin back into resort once past the new Orestes Hutte.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

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.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

March, April, May

Features

  • Bowl
  • Alpine
  • Cliffs
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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