Piz Palu is a mountain in the western Rhaetian Alps in the canton of Graubünden.
The massif consists of three peaks:
The main peak or central (Muot dal Palü), 3901 m
The eastern summit (Piz Palü East), 3882 m
The western headland, (Piz Spinas), 3823 m
Three prominent ridges and four hanging glaciers are making one of the most beautiful peaks of the Central Alps.
The summit is located 13 km south-east of Pontresina. The state border runs from Pizzo Bellavista to Piz Spinas and up to the main peak. From here the boundary runs south towards the Plateau Fellaria.
The usual way to climb the Piz Palu is from the north and is not very difficult, especially if you are starting from Diavolezza which is located at 3,000 m. Course requires rope, crampons and ice ax as there are many crevasses in the Pers Glacier. It takes about 4 hours to go from Diavolezza to the main peak, passing by the Pers Glacier and the eastern summit. To return to Diavolezza you can switch from Fortezza or to the Boval hut on the western side of the glacier Morteratsch. The access roads to the south are the simplest. Good starting point for excursions to the south is the Marco e Rosa hut CAI, which offers also to climb the Bernina.
Peaks of Font-Sancte
The peaks of Font Sancte are two summits between high Ubaye, Val d'Escreins and Ceillac Valley, on the edge of the Regional Natural Park of Queyras. It is a set of two peaks, the highest peak in North at 3385 meters and South peak at 3371 meters. They take their name from the Font Sancte, a source from the rock in the valley at the foot of the mountains, at 2358 m altitude.
The North peak climbs primarily by West corridor from Lower Rua of Escreins. The maximum slope around 40 ° in the narrowest part of the corridor. It is advisable to climb when it is still snowy, so as to minimize the risk of falling rocks (from the corridor, but the wall of the south peak). Then it is mountaineering, right side. When the lane is plowed, access is possible to very good walkers the hallway is a particularly unstable scree and long (over 300 m), the risk of falling rocks are therefore particularly important.
There is also a route from Lake Anne across North side AD. South corridor (known as "Banana row) can be climbed with good snow conditions and in extreme skiing down (PD, 45 ° 200 m)
South peak is accessible via the West ridge, mountain climbing (without equipment in place) PD.
Piz Bernina (4,049 m) is the highest mountain of the Eastern Alps and the highest point of the Bernina Range the highest peak in south Rhetic Alps. It is also the farthest easterly mountain higher than 4,000 m in the Alps, the highest point of the Swiss canton of Graubünden, and the fifth-most prominent peak in the Alps. Piz Bernina is located near St. Moritz, one of the best known resorts in the Swiss Alps.
The mountain takes its name from the Bernina Pass and was given in 1850 by Johann Coaz, who also made the first ascent. The prefix Piz comes from the Romansch language predominant in Graubunden and any mountain with that name immediately points to its location in South-Eastern Switzerland.
The normal route starts from the Rifugio Marco e Rosa, located at 3,600 m above the Fuorcla Crast'Agüzza, and follows the route taken by the first ascentionists.
The north ridge, called the Biancograt or Crast Alva (both meaning White Ridge), is the most well-known and attractive route to the summit, and is much more difficult than the normal route. The route starts from the Tschierva Hut (2,584 m) in Val Roseg, accessible from Pontresina. The Biancograt itself starts at the Fuorcla Prievlusa (3,430 m) and leads to Piz Bianco (3,995 m). To reach the summit, the Bernina gap – which repulsed Cordier, Middlemore, Jaun and Maurer in 1876 – has to be traversed.
The Bric Froid (in Italian Punta Ramiere) is a summit of the Queyras massif on the border between the French Hautes-Alpes and the Italian region of Piedmont.
Culminating at 3302 m above sea level, is one of the highlights of Queyras. Its southern side, facing France, consists of rocks and scree.
Despite its altitude and its name, the French side has no eternal snow. It dominates the hamlet of Roux (Abriès).
A climb to the summit is possible from the pass of Thures on the route of the GR 58, along at first the ridge, then along a marked trail cairns. The climb is not very difficult, although steep and scree at the end. The summit is wide and features a cross and a guestbook.
Mount Legnone culminates at 2609 m altitude. It is the highest peak in the province of Lecco and the western region of the Alps Orobie.
A beautiful pyramidal shape with soft lines, it is the angle between the pillar basin of Lake Como and the valley of Valtellina.
Mountaineering is not there very interesting, because on all sides formed mainly by scree with the exception of the north face, falling from 2,500 meters in plain Delebio, however, somewhat irregular and without a real wall rocky.
The summit offers truly one of the best views of the central Alps.
The normal route of ascent, easy enough, is on the side of Val Varrone, starts from the shelter Roccoli Lorla then climb along the ridge to the west. Some of the steps in the upper part are equipped with fixed ropes to help you climb.
From the shelter of the Alpe Scoggione the way "Direttissima" involves overcoming short climbing up class III passages.
"Mountain with steep slopes that rise between Val Senagra and Lake Como in the north-west of Italy. The view is beautiful, one of the best of the Alps"
Located in the town of Plesio in the Alps Luganese, culminating at 1736 m altitude, it stands out with its limestone cliffs, south of the long ridge of Mount Bregagno (mountain on the western shore of Lake Como ).
Although modest in size, it dominates the center of the lake and also a part of Lake Lugano.
For the top, there is a choice between
-via ferrata is certainly one of the most beautiful in the Alps, from its spectacular scenery, its length and difficulty.
-normal route takes an easy path to the Forcoletta from there, a steep trail leads to the summit in 20 minutes.
-direct path is very difficult because almost always in unstable rocks.
Pizzo dei Tre Signori
Pic of the Three Lords rises to 2554 m altitude in the Alps Orobie.
This is the end, almost isolated of the northwest of the province of Bergamo and it is also the meeting point of the three provinces of Lombardy Bergamo, Como and Sondrio. Formerly, he was the point of the boundary between the Republic of Venice, the Duchy of Milan and the Republic of Grisons.
Wide panorama and rightly you will appreciate all the mountains of Lombardy and of the Alps with Mount Rose, the Bernese Oberland, the Bernina group, the Ortler, etc..
At the top stands a large iron cross since 1935.
The main slopes of the peak are still easy climb, but long, the most interesting is, however, one who reached the top of the ridge west side valsassina, the presentation just below the summit requires a picturesque rocky transition, with chains, called "il caminetto".