Punta Parrot normal route

Monte Rosa

A superb touring itinerary into Monte Rosa

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
177 m
Descent
222 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
4.2 km
High Point
4.4 km
Gradient
43˚
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Description

Reaching Punta Parrot is a classical tour in Monte Rosa range. This peak has a beautiful ridge to walk that offers one of the most beautiful views on Monte Rosa and on the valley underneath. Furthermore while skinning to arrive there you have the opportunity to score, in a day, a lot of 4000m peaks that are on the way up to Punta Parrot.

Although it's a relatively non technical tour be aware that you're on a glacier! Crevasses could be open and you need to cross some. So technical skills and equipment are required!

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

April, May, June, July, August

Features

  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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