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Ice Formation Training with Piz Palü 3900m

Optimal introduction for beginners who fancy the Piz Palü.
June - October
Group days
Tues - Wed / Sat - Sun
2 days
Group prices
605 CHF
from 3 Participants
805 CHF
with 2 Participants
(At least 2 to a maximum of 6 participants)
Private prices
1460 CHF
1 Participant
1620 CHF
2 Participants
1805 CHF
3 Participants
2640 CHF
4 Participants
2875 CHF
5 Participants
3060 CHF
6 Participants
(Maximum number of participants per guide: 3)

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Included services
  • Mountain Guide
  • (max. 3 participants per mountain guide at Piz Palü)
  • cable car ticket Diavolezza
  • Overnight stay in a shared room
  • Dinner and Breakfast
  • Tea for the day
Extra cost
  • Drinks during dinner
Additional services (bookable)
  • Diavolezza Additional Services

Ice Formation Training with Piz Palü 3900m

Day 1
Morteratsch glacier

We learn how to walk with crampons, how to use the ice axe, the most important knots and how to behave on a rope team. After this instructive day we rest in the mountain house Diavolezza. During the dinner we enjoy the wonderful view of our summit goal of tomorrow.
The ice formation takes place either on the Pers- or on the Morteratsch glacier, depending on the conditions.

Day 2
Piz Palü

After a rich breakfast, we start early in the morning to the Piz Palü. Via a narrow hiking trail we reach the Pers glacier. Here we rope up and walk up the glacier with crampons. We meander through a crevasse zone before reaching the so-called "Schnapsboden" further up. A wonderful resting place, before it now continues steeper ascending up to the ridge shoulder on approx. 3750 meters. After a short snack we continue our ascent, first climbing a steeper snow slope, then on a narrow snow ridge to the eastern summit of Piz Palü (3882m). Now the slightly higher central peak (3900m) is not far away.
We descend on the same route and shortly after noon we are back on the sun terrace of the Diavolezza.

On the tour to the Piz Palü we can apply all our learned skills and practice them again. The tour becomes more and more challenging towards the top. This increase is ideal to intensify everything you have learned.

3900 m 8 Stunden 1100 hm / 5 h 1100 hm / 3 h
The marked routes are only approximate information for the visualization of our offers. The routes must not be interpreted as GPS tracks. Detailed tour planning is essential. We reserve the right to make route changes.
Endurance for 8 hours tour No fear of heights and sure-footed
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe
  • Climbing Harness
  • Headlamp

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Gerne reservieren wir dir auf Wunsch das gewünschte Mietmaterial.

Meeting point
8:30am at the office of the "Bergsteigerschule Pontresina"
Getting there
There is a free parking at the Diavolezza.
Public transport:
Bus stop 5 minutes from the office Train station 15 minutes walk away from the office.
Accomodation / comfort
Hotel operation in the mountain house Diavolezza.
Good to know
You can leave any extra material at the Mountain House Diavolezza until the end of the tour. We return there after the tour.

Ice Formation Training with Piz Palü 3900m



In 1866, the Englishman Kenelm Edward Digby with his guide Peter Jenny and a carrier managed the first secured ascent of the Palü Main Summit. Before that, Oswald Heer, Peter Flury and Meuli with the mountain guides Johann Madutz and the "King of Bernina" Gian Marchet Colani probably only reached the eastern summit of the mountain on 12 August 1835. The first crossing of the summit ridge was made by the guides Hans and Christian Grass with Albert Wachtler, Wallner and Georg coming from the Bellavista side on 22 July 1868.

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