Piramide Vincent 4.215 mt.

Piramide Vincent 4.215 mt.

From Mantova hut climb up the glacier up to the Gnifetti hut. You go around it on the right on not steep slopes and you reach a flat area with any crevasse (pay attention during the hottest hours). You continue across the whole plateau towards the southwestern edge of the Pyramid Vincent. You climb up the Lys glacier first diagonally on the left, along a steep slope, than you continue on more moderate slopes, always not too far from the steep slopes of the Pyramid Vincent, sometimes you will follow the fixed course between large and treacherous crevasses. After a series of irregular gradients (30 ° / 35 °) you reach the snowy valley of the Balmenhorn.
You leave the main track the Colle del Lys on the left and you go to the right, along a valley with a moderate slope towards the Vincent Pass (4088 m). Just before reaching it you turn again to the and then up the northwest side of Vincent consisting of a uniform snow slope, not difficult and is usually well marked.
Only in the last part the slope becomes steeper (depending on snow conditions, it can sometimes be advantageous to turn around the last ramp on the left), but once you overcome the last meters of the slope you are finally on the top (2-3 hours). To go down you can follow the same way of ascent, you can go down along the east-southeast or the southeast ridge.

Difficulty: easy (limiting gradient: 35°)
Difference of level: 750 m
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Mantova Hut
Garstelet, Gressoney-La-Trinité
11020 - Aosta Valley - Italy
Booking: on line form

Phone: +39 0163 78150