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Corno Nero, normal route

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

One of the 4000m peaks of Monte Rosa

Ski Touring Difficult

524 m
145 m
0 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
4.1 km
High Point
4.2 km
Corno Nero, normal route Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's extremely remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done between March and August. From a low point of 4.1 km to the maximum altitude of 4.2 km, the route covers 524 m, 145 vertical metres of ascent and 0 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 2.2 and Labande grade 3. You'll need rope, skins and crampons to complete it safely.


This is a peak is just above Balmenhorn with a nice view and an easy 4000m to conquer. It has a good view over Valsesia. Corno Nero is a minor peak just near Colle del Lys, usually ski tourers conquer it together with Ludwigshohe during the skin up towards Rifugio Margherita.



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.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between March and August


  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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