Traversata del Naso del Lyskamm

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

Quite a long journey

Also in Aoste, Italy

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
4.9 km
Ascent
570 m
Descent
251 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
3.6 km
High Point
4.2 km
Gradient
49˚
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Traversata del Naso del Lyskamm Map

Description

This route can start from Refuge Gnifetti or Mantova or from the other side from Quintino Sella refuge. This line is a high mountain traverse and can be quite challenging if conditions are not optimal. Often the Passo del Naso could present ice and you'll have to navigate complicate glaciers filled with crevasses.

Technical gear required! Ice axe, crampons, rope (40m) as well as crevasse rescue kit and ice screws.

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

March, April, May, June

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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