Bivacco Felice Giordano al Balmehorn

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

The bivuac for ascensions in Monte Rosa

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
489 m
Ascent
144 m
Descent
7 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
4 km
High Point
4.2 km
Gradient
30˚
Bivacco Felice Giordano al Balmehorn Map

This bivouac is located at Punta Balmehorn close to the "Cristo delle Vette". It is an autonomous refuge, so don't expect a warm breakfast here, it is indicated for high mountain expedition on Monte Rosa or as an emergency shelter. The bivouac can be reached from Indren, skinning up towards Piramide Vincent, and then pointing towards Colle Vincent you will spot the bivouac perched to the rocks of Punta Balmehorn. It has 6 sleeping spots, also there is a fireplace and gas. The last time I was up there the gas can was empty, so we ate our hands and drank tea bags and snow :) Just few meters above the bivouac there is the "Cristo delle Vette" The Lord of the peaks, which protects the alpinists who engage themselves in Monte Rosa.

Description

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

April, May, June, July, August, September

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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