Scalino

Elevation (feet): 10,902
Elevation (meters): 3,323
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
Range/Region: Rhaetian Alps
Latitude: 46.2667
Longitude: 9.95
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1830
First successful climber(s): lombard topographers
Nearest major airport: Milan
Convenient Center: Chiesa Valmalenco

Thanks to Enrico Bestetti for adding this peak.

Beautiful mountain rising in front of Bernina group, destination of numerous alpinists also during spring and winter by ski. The usual route leading to the top starts from Campo Moro dam (Lanzada - Valmalenco - Sondrio - Italy). A marked path takes to Cristina hut ( an accomodation available for a 2 days-trip), close to magnificent Alpe Prabello (m.2100). From here, a path takes through large meadows to the step slope and the summit of Cornetto (m.2800) near Scalino glacier. You put your crampons and gain the SE ridge of the mountain, from this point with some easy scrambling you get to the top. It takes about 4 hr. from Campo Moro (m.2000) to Pizzo Scalino (m.3323).

Additional text submitted by Francesco Musetta

Often referred to as the"Valmalenco Matterhorn", this popular peak features a terrific view over the Bernina rank. 3-4hrs from the Cristina hut (access from Campo Moro,Lanzada,Italy). The first part of the ice climb may require ice equipment including nails and connectors, and features crevasses (often covered with snow from september onwards). Then easy rock climbing up to the top.

Thanks to Enrico Bestetti for this description.