Climbed the Nordkante and descended to Refugio Gianetti
Brilliant route, froze my butt off. BUSY on the way up and down
great (and long) climbing day in June 2011
quite a lot of snow+ice in the upper part
Great climbing and lots of fun. Highly recommended!
Heard about the epics encountered while rapping off so we descended to Gianetti Hut instead making it a long day. Interestingly, we hiked back to Sasc Fura Hut via the Porcellizzo and Trubinasca Passes which were in much better condition then we were led to believe by the locals. We took no crampons, just a single axe between us.
Time consuming to abseil on descent.
Long day, we took 8½ hour to the summit. Very nice Climb.