Very enjoyable climb with my son Christoph and our local guide, Carlo. The rock was fairly easy and quite brittle but climbing was somewhat tiring because we used crampons all the way to the broad summit. The downclimb on 50-55 degree soft snow to join the main Piz Palu trail was nerve wracking for me as I glanced at the exposed drops below us. We were the only climbers the entire time!
Route Climbed: Eisnase Date Climbed: 14.August 2002
Climbed the summit together with guide Ernst. It's so nice to be climbing in the Bernina and not meeting any people all day!!! It's not the highest peak in the group but if you're looking for a real mountain-day with no tourists arround(like on Palü Ostgipfel) then this is the way to go. piz d'Arlas had too much snow so we decided to traverse back to the Eisnase about a third down the mountain.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."