Four-thousand-metre peaks in the Valais (spaghetti round)
One of the most popular ridge and four-thousand-meter tours in the Alps
Also known as the "Spaghetti Round", this summit tour with up to 10 four-thousand-metre peaks is one of the most beautiful and popular ridge and four-thousand-metre tours in the Alps. Like pearls on a string, the Valais four-thousanders Breithorn (4,165 m), Pollux (4,092 m), Castor (4,222 m), Balmenhorn (4,167 m), Vincent Pyramide (4.215 m), Corno Nero (4,321 m), Ludwigshöhe (4,341 m) and Parrotspitze (4,432 m), Signalkuppe (4,554 m) and Zumsteinspitze (4,563 m). Although the climbs are technically relatively easy, you should still have experience of mountaineering and, above all, be in very good physical condition for up to 10 hours of climbing. Some of the bases on the Italian side of Monte Rosa are located at extreme altitudes of well over 3,000 meters. Nevertheless, you can look forward to hospitable hut wardens and anything but daily spaghetti, namely excellent and typically Italian food.
Program and schedule
- State certified mountain guide:in
- Hut reservations Optional
- Edelrid mountaineering equipment with crampons, ice axe, helmet, climbing harness
- Online training (1 h)
Day 1: Meeting point by arrangement, overnight stay on Klein Matterhorn or Rif Guide d'Ayas.
2nd day: Breithorn crossing (4,165 m) and overnight stay in the Rif Guide d'Ayas.
Day 3: Pollux (4,092 m) Castor (4,222 m), overnight stay at Rif. Quintino Sella.
Day 4: Via the Naso del Lys (4,272 m) and the Vincent Pyramid (4,215 m) to the Rif. Gnifetti.
Day 5: Balmenhorn (4,167 m), Corno Nero (4,321 m), Ludwigshöhe (4,341 m) and Parrotspitze (4,432 m), Signalkuppe (4,554 m) and Zumsteinspitze (4,563 m), descent to Rif. Gnifetti.
Day 6: Descent, journey home
Program Change: All courses and guided tours are conscientiously organized and carried out in accordance with the safety standards of the Vivalpin Mountain and Ski School with qualified mountain guides. Adjustments to the proven tour program are possible for safety-related reasons such as bad weather, dangerous conditions or insufficient conditions of the participants. The decision on the final program is made by the mountain guide on site.
- Up to 1,500 m ascent and 1,900 m descent
- Stamina for up to 5 h ascent
- Surefootedness and head for heights
- Mountain experience on alpine glacier and high altitude tours, knowledge of crampon walking or ice course
Tips for preparation can be found on vivalpin.blog
"In 1985 I walked the Spaghetti Round for the first time and it has lost none of its reputation since then. Fantastic is the short climbing in the best rock on the Pollux, the ice climbing on the Naso del Lys and of course the ascent of the many, many peaks, each of which would be worth a trip in itself.
On the rope of your mountain guide, you can fully concentrate on the rhythmic climb in firn and ice and enjoy the more challenging passages well secured."
State certified mountain and ski guide
Mountain School Director
Iceclimbing Camp with Simon Gietl
Simon Gielt invites you. To the place where he learned and trained ice and mixed climbing. Simon knows the most difficult ice routes of the Dolomites and the Alps, he has a huge wealth of experience in steep ice, but he is also a gifted mountain guide and coach (see also Climbing with the Rockstar on our blog). The Vivalpin Iceclimbing Camp
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