|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1866|
|First successful climber(s):||K.E.Digby, H.Walker|
|Nearest major airport:||Zurich|
One of the most beautiful peaks in the Alps, almost entirely snow and ice with three tremendous buttresses on its north face each rising to three separate peaks fothat form the W-E summit ridge.
Competant glacier travel is required to attain the east end of the summit ridge from the Diavolezza refuge. Care is needed along the summit arêtes where the north face cornices have caused a macabre history of disasters.
About 10-12 hours round trip from Diavolezza refuge or 7-9 hours if aiming for the Marco e'Rosa hut.
Thanks to foinaven for this description.