ALONG THE ITALIAN ROUTE
From July to mid September

The south side of Punta Parrot is characterized by an important ridge rising from Piode glacier to the top. This itinerary goes along it, giving you the chance to admire the Monte Rosa valley from a fantastic view point.

The long climb to Bivouac Valsesia will be rewarded by staying (though for a few hours) in an isolated and wild place. The climb to the summit is breathtaking and gives you the feeling of being on any great Himalayan wall.

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Travel Program

1stDay

Climb to Valsesia Bivouac

Meeting with the Mountain Guide at 9:30 am in Alagna Valsesia. Transfer to the end of the carriageway by car and climb to Bivacco Valsesia 3212m along steep trail and in the last part some easy rocky steps. The bivouac is located on the heart of the south side of P. Parrot. Dinner and overnight.

Walk up 1750 m, 5/6 hours


2ndDay

Climb to the top

Departure around 4.00. The beginning is quite easy and never exposed along some rocky steps up to II°. At 3600 meters we’ll cross the upper Piode glacier along a short and steep snow slope. Here begins the rocky ridge until 4100 meters with many steps up to III°. The last 350 meters are on snow slope 50° steep until the final easy ridge leading us to the summit. The descent is along the regular route of Punta Parrot through the Lys Glacier and Mantova Hut. Back to Alagna by cable car from Punta Indren.

Walk up 1220 m - down 1150 m – 7/9 hours


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TECHNICAL INFO:This challenging itinerary represents a great classic route on the south face of Monte Rosa. However it’ s never busy. The approach to the bivouac is not technical but very long. The ridge goes along a very varied terrain through snow slopes 50° steep and rocky /mixed climbing up to III°. Most of the time we’ll need to climb entirely crampons on.

The accompaniment of two participants will be decided by the Guide in according to their experience, and technical skills.


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Difficulties

AD+ / Fairly Difficult +

Skills required

Excellent physical shape, good training and practice in the use of ice axe and crampons are required

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
2 days 1 2

Equipements

High mountain clothing, harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet, head light

Documents

Alpine Club Card is recommended

Prices

1 person850,00 €per person

Rate details

THE PRICE INCLUDES: Support and assistance of a U.I.A.G.M. Mountain Guide, all the technical equipment in common use, rental of technical equipment if you need (harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet), logistics.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Way down Cable car Indren/Alagna and meals at the Valsesia bivouac. Guide’s lift ticket will be shared by participants, injury insurance