Pyramid Vincent (4000m) was climbed by the mining engineer Jean-Nicolas Vincent for the first time back in 1819, and from whom the peak takes its name, can be reached with an easy hike on the Lys glacier.
The Pyramid Vincent dominates the three Italian valleys of Monte Rosa: Val Sesia, Valle del Lys and Val d’Ayas and the view extends from Mont Blanc to the Maritime Alps.
The statue Cristo delle Vette in Balmenhorn (4161 m) is an imposing piece of artwork by the Turin sculptor Alfredo Bai, a partisan during the Second World War, who wanted the statue of Christ the Redeemer as a votive offering for having returned alive from the war.
UIAGM alpine guide, necessary equipment (harness, crampons), skipass.
- layers of clothing for the upper body (thermal shirt, heavy fleece, windproof jacket.)
- gloves (soft and ski ones)
- sunglasses (with 3 or 4 protection)
- heavy trousers (windproof)
- rigid, waterproof boots.
- ski socks
- hat that covers your ears
- sun screen & lip balm
- telescopic poles
- 1lt water bottle/thermos
- harness & crampons
Please note, a sleeping bag liner is mandatory in all mountain huts.
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Difficulty: F+ easy hike on the glacier as well as a short tract of bolted rock wall to reach the statue Cristo delle Vette
Climbing time: 3 hours and a half/ 4 hours
Elevation uphill: 950mt
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