The Lyskamm traverse

This trail is exposed yet elegant and suspended between two vertiginous walls.
Traversing Lyskamm remains one of the great classics of mountaineering but accessible only to extremely fit mountaineers.


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 Colle Bettaforca (2700 m). You will reach Refuge Quintino Sella (3585 m) after an approximate 3 and a half-hour hike. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2
Departure at dawn and arrival at Refuge Cittá di Mantova (3498 m) in about 7 hours. After a stopover, you hike back to Indren Peak where you will take the ski lift down to Staffal with an estimated arrival around 4.30 pm.

Difficulty: AD – mountaineering difficulties on both rock and ice; snow and ice slopes between 40 and 50°, grade III climbing passes. You must be in good physical shape and able to walk with crampons on ice and rocks.
Duration of the traverse from Refuge Quintino Sella: about 7 hours
Elevation uphill for the 2 days: about 1600 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
  • helmet
  • 1lt water bottle/thermos
  • harness & crampons


€ 950,00 pp

The price includes:

your guide, rental of technical equipment: ice axe, harness, and crampons.

Not included in the cost: ski lift rides, half board for the guide and clients in the refuge, drinks and any extras at the refuge, lunch on the second day


Other details

Attention: traversing Lyskamm is intended for expert mountaineers. Before accepting the ascent, our guides will ask for your climbing resume and, if necessary, you will be asked to do a preliminary 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, as these dates can only be fixed after assessing all conditions.