The Lyskamm traverse is an incredibly rewarding itinerary leading the mountaineers to a marvelous and very scenic peaks crossing an evocative and spectacular environment in the heart of Monte Rosa. The crossing of the Lyskamm ridge is one of the most famous and beautiful ridge traverses of the Alps.

  • Lyskamm
  • 2 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Lyskamm traverse program

Day 01
The meeting with the mountain guide for the equipment check takes place at the Staffal cable car bottom station in Gressoney. Riding the cable car the mountaineers will reach Punta Indren at an elevation of 3275 meters. Then they will reach Capanna Gnifetti hut (3647 meters) or Rifugio Mantova (3498 meters). Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 02
The mountaineers will begin the climb to the Colle del Lys (4250 metres) at dawn. They will reach the Eastern Lyskamm (4527 metres) and will cross the spectacular aerial ridge until reaching the Western Lyskamm (4481 metres). The mountaineers will go down, along the steep West face, to the Quintino Sella refuge. After a quick stop at the refuge they will continue the descent to the Bettaforca Pass and the ski lift. Return to Staffal.

Excellent athletic preparation and experience on mixed terrain is required to climb the Lyskamm traverse.

Mountain guide price for Lyskamm traverse

€ 1100 - 1 person

The price not includes:

Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast (1 nigth)
Lifts tickets

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at the Start of Monterosa Freeride Paradise:

    Località Staffal, 17
    11020 Tache - Gressoney-La-Trinité, AO
  • Meeting time to be agreed
  • Geographic coordinates 45°51'28.7"N 7°48'43.4"E

What to bring

  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Descender
  • Carabiners
  • Mountain boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a IFMGA-UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides for the Lyskamm traverse, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the mountaineering ascent to Lyskamm.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the crossing of the Lyskamm ridge.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.

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