Soldier’s Ridge on Giordani Peak (4046 m)

Soldier’s ridge is an excellent route for those who want to familiarize themselves with the mixed terrain typically found in high mountain areas: the route is not difficult but not ordinary either; never particularly exposed but you are always climbing with a running belay taking care not to underestimate the altitude, the instability of the rock and its unpredictability. This ridge is an adrenaline-pumping climbing approach experience suitable for those who have already climbed a ridge and are ready to take the next step in high- altitude mountaineering. For those who are fitter and more trained, it is possible to continue climbing along the ridge to reach Pyramid Vincent (4125 m).


Day 1
meeting with your guide at the ticket office at the Staffal ski lift at 7.30 am and taking the ski lift to Punta Indren (3270 m). We will climb in an easterly direction, among the remains of the Indren glacier and the stony ground layer up to the old station located on the ridge border between the Lys valley and Valsesia. We will cross the Bors glacier by hiking upwards diagonally, up to the base of Soldier’s ridge upstream of the first obvious prominence. This is where the actual ridge begins that leads to the top of Giordani Peak (4046 m).

Fitter more trained climbers can continue up to Pyramid Vincent, following the snowy saddle that leads from Giordani Peak to the first rock outcroppings of the east-southeast ridge of the Vincent. The climb continues upwards over the rocks (Grade 3) until you reach the snow cap at the summit.

Until Giordani Peak
Climbing time: 4 hours
Elevation uphill: about 800 m

Until Pyramid Vincent
Climbing time: 6 hours
Elevation uphill: about 1000 m

  •  layers of clothing for the upper body (thermal shirt, heavy fleece, windproof jacket.)
  • gloves (soft and ski ones)
  • sunglasses (with 3 or 4 protection)
  • heavy trousers (windproof)
  • rigid, waterproof boots.
  • ski socks
  • hat that covers your ears
  • sun screen & lip balm
  • telescopic poles
  • 1lt water bottle/thermos
  • harness & crampons


Until Giordani Peak:
1 alpinist € 450,00
2 alpinists € 280,00 pp

Until Piramide Vincent
1 alpinist € 510,00
2 alpinists € 310,00 pp

The price includes:

UIAGM guide, return ticket on ski lift from Indren, any technical equipment you don’t have.

Other details

Mountaineering is a dangerous activity by nature, the Monte Rosa guides, all UIAGM certified, undertake to do everything possible to minimize the dangers but the risk can never be eliminated and must be accepted before registering for the our activities.

The Monte Rosa Guides will always do their best to help you achieve your goals and ensure you have the best possible experience; however you must agree to rely on their unquestionable judgment while you are in the mountains and to respect any decision they make, including the return, if it is deemed necessary. Being adequately prepared and having a minimum standard of fitness is necessary to maintain an adequate margin of safety in our activities. If, due to your physical condition or for any other reason, your guide decides that you are not ready for the activity you have chosen, you will be offered alternatives adapted to your level of preparation.