|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.