From Marco-e-Rosa to Diavolezza after doing Biancograt the day before.
Good conditions, Spinas was dry, the slope to the eastern summit only in the lower part (with 30 degree angle) was icy.
After Climbing the Hintergrat on Ortler we raced (on the same day) to Switzerland, to catch the last cablecar up to the Diavolezza Hut. Our initial plan was to climb Bernina as a day tour from Diavolezza, but the plans soon changed into traversing Piz Palu and so we did. We did the traverse route from West to East. Fantastic tour with great weather!
My thoughts were and are with SP-member Cyrill Ruegger wo tragically died on this mountain..Rest in peace Cyrill!
I will come back for Bernina someday: probably Biancograt.
Great climbing day. Descent to Marco e Rosa Hut to climb Piz Bernina the day after.
Spent the night at the luxurious Diavolezza Hut and then had the most perfect day for our climb. The crevasses were huge at this time of year and amazingly beautiful. Does not get any better than this!
Traverse of the 3 Piz Palù starting from and back to Diavolezza. Beatiful ridge and climbing down the Fortezza's rocks.
Traversed over Piz Palü on our way from the Marco e Rosa Hut to Diavolezza after climbing the Biancograt the day before. Superb snow conditions on the entire summit ridge, nice mixed climbing on West Ridge.
From Ref Marinelli Bombardieri
a perfect day with only a few people on top
Started at Marco Rosa hut
We started from Rifugio Marco e Rosa and traversed from W to E, then headed down to the Diavolezza Haus.
Imagine our surprise when, on the actual ridge, we met a guy that had a dog with him, on a rope! It's not so much the dog that we worried about, but what if the dog would suddenly pull on the rope? His boss could easily loose his footing and you definitely do not want to fall on that ridge!
Climbed Palü the first time at age 11 with my Dad. Like the traverse most.
The three pillars make it look like an impressive stronghold.
#1: We made the Palü traverse coming from the Piz Bernina Biancograt with a rest on the Marco e Rosa Hut.
#2: Came back three days later on Swiss National Day (August 1st 2009) to climb the Kuffner Pillar. Took us a long but rewarding day, that will definitely remind in our memories.
#3: This time instructing a DAV youth leader training.
Ski route from Diavolezza. And traverse to the main summit with crampons and axe.
West-east traverse from the boval hütte.
From Diavolezza with Ski.
fog, windy and not very safe condiction for the snow, stopped just below the East summit
V, giacomo and Matteo
traversing from diavolezza to bellavista
We were the only one summiting the Palu from Diavolezza.
A bit tired from the Bianco ridge done the day before, we traversed Palü to get from marco e Rosa hut to Diavolezza. Nice views down the famous north pillars of Palü.
It took me 19 years till I reached only the east summit of Palü to climb the main summit. the days before had cold and stormy weather and we were very lucky that conditions turned to the good side on our summit day.