Eastern Lyskamm (Lyskamm Orientale) 4532 m

Eastern Lyskamm is the highest peak of the Lyskamm group in the Monte Rosa massif.
It was conquered for the first time on 19 August 1861 by the English team Hardy-Ramsay and companions. In 1902 it was climbed along the southeast face by the Gressoney guides Francesco Curtaz, Giacomo David and Alberto Lazier. It is a long, imposing, and majestic bastion of rock and ice and a coveted and fascinating peak which dominates the skyline of Monte Rosa.


Day 1
Meeting with your guide at the ticket office at the Staffal ski lift at 2.30 pm, equipment checks and ascent on the ski lift to Punta Indren (3270 m)
An approximate 1-hour hike to Refuge Citta di Mantova (3498 m). Dinner and overnight.

Day 2
Departure at dawn and arrival at the summit of Lyskamm Orientale (4532 m) in about 5 hours. After a brief pitstop at the summit, we return to Refuge Mantova to descend to Punta Indren. Expected arrival in Staffal around 4.30pm.

Difficulty: AD – moderate climbing difficulties, snow and ice slope at 45-50°, exposed ridge sections. Good physical fitness and previous mountaineering experience are absolute musts.
Duration of the ascent from Refuge Mantova: about 5 hours
Elevation uphill from Refuge Mantova: about 1050 m

  • 5 layers of clothing for the upper body (thermal shirt, light fleece, heavy fleece, down jacket, anorak.)
  • two set of gloves (soft and ski ones)
  • sunglasses (with 3 or 4 protection)
  • heavy trousers (windproof)
  • underpants
  • gaiters
  • rigid, ankle height, waterproof boots.
  • two pair of ski socks
  • headlamp
  • hat that covers your ears
  • bag sheet for the hut
  • sun screen & lip balm
  • poles
  • ice axe (if are used to it)
  • helmet is recommended but not compulsory
  • 1lt water bottle/thermos
  • harness & crampons


1 alpinist € 800,00

The price includes:

a guide, rental of technical equipment: harness and crampons

The price DOES NOT include:
the ski lifts, half board for customers and the guide in the refuge (paid by the group).

Other details

Attention: the ascent to Eastern Lyskamm is intended for expert mountaineers. Before accepting the ascent, our guides will ask for your curriculum vitae and, if necessary, you will be asked to go for a climb to verify your skills and preparation.

As this type of ascent requires stable weather and excellent conditions, it is only possible to fix an indicative date, which must then be fixed in the days prior to the actual ascent. For this type of climb, we cannot offer a rate that includes ski lifts and overnight shelter at the refuge, and these must be fixed by date after assessing the conditions.