Pizzo Bianco from "Rosareccio"

Macugnaga

Variation of the classic Pizzo Bianco

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
4.4 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
1.6 km
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
40˚
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Pizzo Bianco from "Rosareccio" Map

Description

This route starts from the middle station of the Alpe Burki chairlift, climb on the left side of the Belvedere piste until a steep passage through rocks and trees becomes visible on your left hand side (approx 250m distance). After a steep passage, you will then travel up long diagonal slope, bringing you to the old cable car station "Rosareccio". From here we climb South, pointing the "Colle Pizzo Nero" at 2750 mt. Head along the ridge to the NW to get to the summit of the Pizzo Bianco. Descend on the same route.

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

March, April, May

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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