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morceauxBernina - me 1:0
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2007


Another annoying defeat... Italian normal route.
We just reached the climbing section of the final ridge, some 120 m below the summit... We slowed down in progress, and found out it will take 2 more hours to get to the summit, and the same back.
And those ugly big towering clouds were getting closer and closer from the southwest, and we didn't want to get in trouble.
So turned around, and as soon as we descended the last rope length to the snow slope, we got covered totally with a white-out. A bit later the snow began to fall, and we realized we made a good decision.
Next time.... via Biancograt
Posted Oct 10, 2007 3:27 am

BartBiancograt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007


Climbed the Bianco ridge from the Tschierva hut and crossed over to the Marco e Rosa hut. Crowded but nice.
Posted Aug 15, 2007 7:42 am

grynningBiancograt tour/retour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007


Very nice and scenic tour. We downclimbed the ridge and went all the way back to Pontresina (this is a looong walk). I would instead recommend to go over to the Marco Rosa hut and do the Piz Palü or some other mountain up there... Cheers
Posted Jul 31, 2007 10:36 am

mulidivareseAlpinism Course 2007  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007


The last peack of 3 days of wonderfull climbing on the group.
From Marco e rosa to the top in 2 hours, than we descended to Morterasch by the Fortezza ridge. Very crowded there.
Wonderfull day.

Posted Jul 9, 2007 3:00 am

julesblaiddFrom Marco e Rosa
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2007


Unfortunatelly a strong fog and snowing was coming upon us when we were 120m under the summit. So we turned back because we had to go down on the day of summit assault. But it was a beautiful trip and before the fog we could take many nice photos.
I think I will try it again.
Posted Jul 2, 2007 1:48 pm

GrippedTraverse via Biancograt  Sucess!


A must do with a couple of enjoyable bivies and a storm.
Posted Sep 15, 2006 2:25 pm

Michael GraupeFrom Marco E Rosa Hut Date climbed: July 1986  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

After the traverse of Piz Palu I climbed Piz Bernina from the Marco E Rosa hut the same day. While on the summit, clouds moved in quickly and right after I got back to the hut all hell broke loose. Spent the next two days in severe storms in the hut (mostly sleeping). On the third day the morning was clear and all six of us who got trapped in the hut roped together to find the route back via Bellavista Terrasse (huge crevasses) to the Fortezza ridge which was extremely challenging with all the fresh snow and ice. Just below the Fortezza ridge it started raining again.
Posted Mar 14, 2006 2:58 am

aquariuszRoute Climbed: normal route from Campo Moro Date Climbed: 2005 - July  Sucess!


I reached the peak alone from the Italian side. Though it was a fantastic experience I don't recommend it (to climb alone ) to anyone. It is not a characteristic peak but the panorama is awesome ! :)
Posted Sep 15, 2005 3:42 am

alpspitzeRoute Climbed: Spalla Grat Date Climbed: August 8, 1998  Sucess!


One of my most memorable Alps. Went up Piz Palu the day before, both days with t-shirt weather. St. Moritz is a great little Swiss town.
Posted Sep 13, 2005 3:12 pm

Pierre smetsersRoute Climbed: Biancograt from Tschiervahut Date Climbed: 26 july 2005  Sucess!

Pierre smetsers

Great, just great. Its a long day. We (Waldo, Karel, Reinier & me) needed 14hours, started from Tschiervahut 4.00. to Marco & Rosa hut 18.00 the weather was ok. the route very different rock, snow and ice.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 5:17 pm

Franz77Route Climbed: Biancograt from Tschierva hutte and down to Marco&Rosa hutte and Fortezza Date Climbed: 17 July 2004  Sucess!


We were me, Costa and Mauri. Weather a little cloudy but there was also sun. Great emotions on the ridge! Fresch snow from Piz Bianco to Piz Bernina. We slept to Marco & Rosa hutte with our friends coming from Italian side Carla and Catena. The day after till Palù and then down to Morteratschgletscher through the fortezza ridge.
Posted Feb 10, 2005 3:17 am

usarock69Date Climbed: July 1997  Sucess!


This was our 5th day in the Alps, and after summiting other peaks days earlier, we were in excellent condition, therefore had no problem to get to the top. We enjoyed the glaciers and the ridge. One of my greatest climbs.
Posted Nov 3, 2004 7:17 pm

ArtoiriusRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: Aug. 10, 2004  Sucess!


We started at Rif. Marinelli-Bombardieri. We walked via Passo Marinelli occident through upper Scerscen glacier to the Fuorcla Crast' Agüzza. After a very steep ice climb and some 200m of scrambling we reached Rif. Marco-e-Rosa. From there on it was some 400m of climbing on the Spalla ridge to the summit.

A really nice climb, on a very exposed spalla ridge.

Posted Aug 14, 2004 8:48 am

LorenzRoute Climbed: Biancograt Date Climbed: 27 June 2004  Sucess!


beautiful ridge route, perhaps the best one on central Alps. Excellent conditions, way back passing thourgh the Marco e Rosa refuge and down to the Morteratsch.

Posted Jul 8, 2004 5:12 am

andrea.itRoute Climbed: normal from marcorosa hut Date Climbed: august 2001  Sucess!


Beautiful mountain,but the refuge staff is too aggressive!!!Next time i will sleep in a crevasse..
Posted May 11, 2004 11:09 am

George66Route Climbed: Bianco ridge Date Climbed: Sep-1994  Sucess!


just great ...
Posted Jan 21, 2004 7:23 am

rischRoute Climbed: Spalla ridge with skis, Biancoridge, Westface Date Climbed: Several times  Sucess!


This is one of my favorit summits in the Alps.

You can climb Piz Bernina by skis, climb one of the most famous ridge in the Alps (Bianco) or climb it over the hidden west- icewall.
Posted Jan 12, 2004 3:33 am

VelebitRoute Climbed: From Campo Moro via Marco e Rosa hut Date Climbed: August 11 2003


Unfortunately I had to give up 150m bellow the summit. Frequent climbers of Bernina say this is worst year in decades to climb Bernina because there is least snow so some really exposed rocks are now dry. Rocks were falling every few minutes so I decided not to risk together with 3 other friends in our 6 member party. I have to go back again. I guess it was much better to go in July or even June and not this late in season. After deciding not to go we walked around the peak and enjoyed some exceptional views of Bellavista ridge.

Anyway, we approached Bernina from Campo Moro on Italian side and slept in Marco e Rosa hut. Needed 9 hours to reach hut. Trail is very long but so beautiful with amazing views. Peak of the route is ofcourse crossing of upper Scersen glacier and ferrata climb to Marco e Rosa. Just bellow the entrance to ferrata there are some amazing crevasses.
Posted Aug 16, 2003 7:30 am

FrankRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!


After planning a trip to summit the Bernina from Marco e Rosa hut, we had to change plans because of running out of holiday. Incredible view at a perfect.
Posted Feb 23, 2003 7:53 am

VinnyRoute Climbed: Biancograt Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!


A great couple days out with Doug.

No room at the inn (Tschierva was booked out and our optimism was dissappointed)- but good news was that we had a full moon. So after a rushed Soup dinner- we charged on.

Of course the approach to the col was all in the shade on the Piz Bianco itself but the surrounding mtns were brilliant. I would advise against soloing the 40 ice with a petzl LED headlamp but it does work.

Including 3 bivouac attempts- we couldn't sit still for more than an hour- we climbed tha actual snow ridge by sunrise with blue sky- truly heavenly.

Halfway a long the rock ridge to the true summit we got past by two guided parties (who had slept in beds the night before)- who really moved with a short rope technique that I must practise.

The marco y Rosa hut is under development, so though it has a great location- I would advise against it.

The next day we climbed Piz Bellavista direct north ridge and bailed off the Palu ridge.

I would recommend Diavolezza over Morderatsch/Boval exits.

Posted Aug 22, 2002 9:03 am

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