The 4th and 5th and the 18th and 19th of March 2023

Lyskamm4000's Mountain Guides want to promote an alternative destination compared to the classics ones of the Alps. Mount Basodino and Cima d'Elgio, two fairly unknown peaks located in the area that is becoming the Mecca of ski mountaineering in the eastern Alps: Val Formazza.

Two days will be just a taste of what the area offers. We will be completely immerse in a wild and peaceful nature but also enjoying the welcome of the refuges.

Private groups can choose different dates depending on their needs.

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Travel Program


Transfer and climb Punta d' Elgio m 2837

Meeting with our Mountain Guide early in the morning in Riale 1728 m (bottom of Val Formazza), equipment check and distribution of the missing materials. Skins on we go up to Maria Luisa Hut m 2160 crossing Toggia Lake. Then we continue through Red Valley up to the last steep slope and Cima d’Elgio summit m 2837. Descent on the same route to Maria Luisa Hut. Dinner and overnight.
Ascent m 1109, descent m 680 - 4/5 hours


Climb to Monte Basodino m 3273

Leaving from the hut, towards Toggia Valley untill Kastel Lake. From there through a steep slope we reach Basodino Glacier. From here, crampons on, we climb through an easy ridge, up to the top of Basodino (3272 m). With a beautiful descent on the same route we come back to Riale m 1750.
Ascent 1113 m, descent 1545 m - 6 hours

More details

ABOUT CLIMBING: The climb to Cima d' Elgio, does not present particular difficulties. The climb to Basodino, has severals steep stretches (30/35 °). Finally, a snowy and mixte ridge (climbing crampons on) brings us to the summit.

The program may be modified by the Mountain Guide according to the technical level of the participants or for weather reasons.



PD / A little difficult

Skills required

Good ski touring experience and good physical shape are required

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
2 days 2 5 14/03/2023


High mountain clothing, Full ski touring equipment, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, harness, ice axe and crampons


Alpine Club Card is recommended


5 people150,00 €per person
4 people180,00 €per person
3 people220,00 €per person
2 people300,00 €per person

Rate details

THE PRICE INCLUDES : Support and assistance of a U.I.A.G.M. certified Mountain Guide, all the technical equipment in common use, reservation to the huts and logistics.

THE PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE: Transfert costs, half board in the huts. Guide’s half board will be shared by participants. Injury insurance, rental of technical equipment if you need (harness, crampons, ice axe, snow beep).