The traverse of the Lyskamm Nose

This traverse hike traces the base of the Lyskamm group through a truly spectacular high altitude mountain environment. The historic route of the Mezzalama Trophy ski mountaineering race crosses the skyline of Monte Rosa with a privileged view of the Felik and Lys glaciers.


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 5 hours. Hike back to Indren Peak, ski lift ride down to Staffal with an estimated arrival around 4.30 pm.

Difficulty: PD – glacier crossing, ascent of a steep mixed slope (max 40°), variable depending on weather conditions.
Duration of traverse from refuge Quintino Sella: about 5 hours
Elevation uphill from Refuge Quintino Sella: about 700 m


  • 5 strati per la parte superiore del corpo (maglia termica e maglia di ricambio, pile, pile più pesante, piumino, guscio antivento)
  • 2 paia di guanti (uno leggero e uno da sci)
  • pantaloni da alpinismo antivento
  • calzamaglia
  • ghette
  • scarponi IMPERMEABILI, con suola rigida e alti alla caviglia
  • due paia di calze da sci
  • cappello che copra le orecchie
  • occhiali da sole con buona protezione solare (protezione 3 o 4)
  • crema solare e protezione per le labbra
  • piccozza (se sei abituato ad usarla)
  • ramponi e imbragatura
  • lampada frontale
  • sacco lenzuolo
  • borraccia/thermos da un lt
  • bastoncini telescopici
  • casco (facoltativo)


Private Hike – guide cost:
1 climber €650
2 climbers €330/each
3 climbers €230/each

Maximum number of participants: 3 for each guide

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

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.