We ascended to Piramide Vincent from Rifugio Gnifetti via normal route over the NW-flank. The weather was not so good...we were constantly under the clouds so we couldn't see anything around.
Nice, short and easy climb with magnificent views on the Lyskamm and the other Monte Rosa peaks. Balmenhorn is a nice summit to also climb on the same day.
Easy one-day climbing on a wonderful sunny day!
We reached by cable-car the "new Indren" and after Piramide Vincent proceed to Balmenhorn.
We went from Gnifetti hut on several summits. Perfect.
This did not feel like a PD like the guidebook said, very easy on snow all the way from camp at the base of the mountain about 100 meters above Gnifetti hut.
Left Gnifetti Hut at 5:30 and enjoyed breakfast on the summit at 7:30...short but great climb, with absolutely breathtaking views of Monte Rosa!
At 7am Gabi, Sev and I left the hut. Very windy but sunny. Interesting ridge, mix rock & snow, with final snow corridor to get to the summit.
Margherite Hut was waiting for us yet a bit far !
Final summit on an easy day on the Monte Rosa Traverse
Beautiful tour to the Vincentpiramid 4215m
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in combination with ascent signalkuppe
My first 4k peak. Very easy ...
ticking exercise after Lyskamm
On skis from Gnifetti hut.
We started at 6:00 am at Rifugio Vigevano (2864 m), at 14:00 pm we reached the summit and at 19:00 pm we were back in Vigevano hut. It was 13 hours round trip, but we were walking slowly, to enjoy the trip. The Lys glacier was still OK during the ascend, but when we were descending, it was melted and difficult to walk on.
Climbed Piramide Vincent in a 4½ hours roundtrip from the cable car at Punta Indren. The weather was very hot. Only wore a base layer all the way to the summit. Basic snow plod with some rock scrambling (with fixed ropes) before reaching the Gnifetti hut.
Solo from Balmenhorn. Perfect warm up before Lyskamm, just after meal :) Strong wind.
A solitary ascend during very good weather - a sunny day. A summit has been reached at 12:15 PM. A descend has been made through the same trail.
After topping the Piramide Vincent earlier in the morning by the normal route we descended the South-West flank to Punta Giordani.
From there Tuomas wanted to do a couloir climb on the flank and I wanted to do the Cresta del Soldato. So we soloed the personally preferred routes.
Cresta del Soldato was beautiful! Rock was really good and sound and the route was easy to follow. The exposure was pretty wild occasionally.
Started from the Balmenhorn bivouac and got to the summit in no time.
Descended down the South-West flank to top the Punta Giordani.
You could almost do this mountain with a scooter. We did it by foot. Great views.