Tour de Soleil: Pizzo Lucendro

Day 6: Pizzo Lucendro then down to Realp

Also in Uri, Switzerland

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
12 km
Ascent
853 m
Descent
1.9 km
Duration
5-6 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
37˚
Tour de Soleil: Pizzo Lucendro Map

Pizzo Lucendro is a fine and popular ski peak, a fitting way to end your trip.

Description

From the hut ski down to the E until the flats where the valley turns N at about 2220m. From here you skin up to the E, heading for an unnamed col at about 2800m. Cross onto easier angled slopes on the far side of the col and skin up steepening slopes to the ridge just to the E of the summit, then a final bootpack to your final top of the week, Pizzo Lucendro at 2963m. Reverse your line of ascent then, from the flats where you put your skins on, continue N down the gentle valley to the village at Realp. Reward yourself with a beer for your efforts of the week, then hop on the train through the tunnel and easily back to your start point in Fiesch.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

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

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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