Following the historical route of the Trofeo Mezzalama ski mountaineering race, you will cross the skyline of Monte Rosa. This captivating high-mountain traverse traces the base of the Lyskamm group and provides a privileged view of the Felik and Lys glaciers.
Difficulty: PD - glacier crossing, ascent of a steep slope (max 40°) of mixed terrain, variable depending on conditions.
Duration of the traverse from Quintino Sella Hut: approximately 5 hours
Elevation gain from Quintino Sella Hut: about 700 meters
your guide, rental of technical equipment: ice axe, harness and crampons, ski lift rides, half board for the guide and clients in the refuge.
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
ice axe (if are used to it)
helmet is recommended but not mandatory
1lt water bottle/thermos
harness & crampons
Please note, a sleeping bag liner is mandatory in all mountain huts.
We suggest a lightweight, reusable sleeping bag liner. Let's protect the mountains from waste
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Mountaineering is a dangerous activity by nature, the Monte Rosa Guides, all UIAGM certified, commit to taking every possible measure to mitigate these risks. However, it's crucial to acknowledge that complete risk elimination is impossible, and participants must accept this reality before registering for our activities.
The Monte Rosa Guides are dedicated to helping you reach your goals and ensuring you have an exceptional experience. Nevertheless, you must agree to place your full trust in their judgment during the hike and respect any decisions they make, including the possibility of turning back if they deem it necessary. Being adequately prepared and maintaining a minimum level of fitness is essential to ensure a sufficient margin of safety in our activities. If, whether due to your physical condition or other factors, your guide decides that you are not ready for the hike, we will purpose you alternatives tailored to your level.
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