Piz Palu

Elevation (feet): 12,812
Elevation (meters): 3,905
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Rhaetian Alps
Latitude: 46.378333
Longitude: 9.960556
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
Convenient Center: Pontresina

Thanks to foinaven and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

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 arĂȘtes 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.

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