Colle del Lys

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

A mandatory step to access the highest 4000m in the region

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
3.4 km
Ascent
972 m
Descent
1 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
4.2 km
Gradient
46˚
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Description

Colle del Lys is a mandatory place to reach in order to gain access to the main 4000m peaks in the area. This Colle divides Italy from Switzerland and just climbing it alone is a great adventure

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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, June, July, August, September

Features

  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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