The watershed between the Ayas Valley and Valtournenche has many interesting summits and balconies to admire the Italian side of the Monte Rosa Group and Cervino-Matterhorn, nevertheless the highest mountain and probably the best belvedere is Grand Tournalin, thanks to that it is often climbed.
E. Whymper (the conqueror of Cervino-Matterhorn) and J. A. Carrel climbed it to study the best route to win the “Pyramid”; in fact Whymper described this mountain as one of the best viewpoints in the
In addition to Cervino and Monte Rosa massif, the view from the top includes also most of the highest mountains of the Graian and Pennines Alps.
It is composed of two summits: North (3379m) and South (3370m) and from all its sides it appears as a steep rocky peak, but due to the bad quality of the rock, it is climbed exclusively following the easiest route (S ridge).