Corno Bianco. The North wall.
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Corno Bianco(3320m) from the remains of Otro Glacier.
The big pillar under the summit is one of the hardest rock climbing route of Valsesia. The direct route was traced by Giorgio Bertone, a strong mountaineer of this area that became famous during the 60's and 70's for his performances in the Monte Bianco range. The first ascension of this route during winter belongs to Silvio Mondinelli and another guide of Alagna during the 80's.
The route is evaluated TD (very difficult, UIAA scale), the rock is not always firm, but is good on the hardest part.
The repulsive gully on the right of the pillar has been climbed in 1931 during the first ascension of the wall. This route has never been repeated, it is in fact very dangerous for rock falls.