from Punta Indren
A beautiful 4000 of Monte Rosa that allows you to enjoy extraordinary views.
You take the Gressoney Valley at Pont Saint Martin in Val d'Aosta, and drive until you reach Staffal, where the road ends and there are several cableways.
You take the cableway to Punta Indren (3275m)
In front of you, at the exit of the cable car, there is a rocky crag with two channels that allow to overcome it.
in the steepest part you take off your skis and proceed on foot, possibly with crampons, depending on snow conditions.
through this direct route you will come out on a plateau where on your left you can see the Refuge Gniffetti
while in front of you stands the Piramide Vincent
you continue in the direction of the Col del Lys, leaving on our right the Pyramid and the rocky spurs of Balmenhorn - with the Bivouac Giordani - and the Schwarzhorn, farther away
you continue, thus reaching the foot of the west side of the Ludwigshöhe (top-left in the picture), and finally you reach the Col del Lys
In front of you the destination: Punta Parrot (right in the picture, on the left Punta Gniffetti with the Capanna Margherita)
on your left appear the Zumstein and Punta Dufour
you go around the rocks to climb the final ridge
and thus reach the summit
wonderful panoramas of all the Monte Rosa peaks
You go down through the Lys glacier along the same route forward, between beautiful seracs
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