Cresta del Soldato is the choice for those who want a curious and fun approach to mountaineering. The mixed route is not difficult but never banal; never particularly exposed and always practicable in preservation without underestimating the altitude, the instability of the rock and its unpredictability.
This ridge is an adrenaline-fueled first approach, the experience suitable for those who have already approached ridges and want to take the second step.
From Giordani peak the ridge leads, with block rock climbing, to Piramide Vincent.
UIAGM guide for the day, round-trip cable car to Indren, technical equipment if needed (harness, crampons).
- 5 layers of clothing for the upper body (thermal shirt, light fleece, heavy fleece, down jacket, anorak.)
- two set of gloves (soft and ski ones)
- sunglasses (with 3 or 4 protection)
- heavy trousers (windproof)
- rigid, ankle height, waterproof boots.
- two pair of ski socks
- hat that covers your ears
- bag sheet for the hut
- sun screen & lip balm
- 1lt water bottle/thermos
- harness & crampons
This ridge is a little exposed and present mandatory 3rd grade route.
Difference in height: 786m (1215m)
Difficulty AD, towards Piramide Vincent PD+
N. alpinists: max 2
Duration of the ascent: to Giordani 3.5h, to Vincent 5h
Mountaineering is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injury or death. The guides of Monte Rosa are all UIAGM certified and are committed to doing everything possible to minimize the dangers, but the risk can never be eliminated and must be accepted before joining one of our groups. The guides of Monte Rosa will always do their best to help you achieve your goals and ensure you have a very pleasant experience; however, you must accept to rely on their unquestionable judgment while you are in the mountains and to respect and accept any decision they make. Being properly prepared and having a minimum standard of physical fitness is necessary to maintain an adequate safety margin in mountaineering climbs. If, due to your physical condition or for any other reason, your guide decides that you are not ready to attempt the ascent to Monte Rosa, you will be offered suitable alternatives.
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