ALONG THE SANTA CATERINA RIDGE
From mid July to mid September
Santa Caterina’s ridge is the most challenging itinerary among all the ones on the east wall of Monte Rosa. A great classic on the highest wall of the Alps. Panoramic, beautiful and quite difficult gives you the feeling of being on any great Himalayan wall.
Compared to all the other eastern itineraries, the Santa Caterina ridgeis almost devoid of dangers. The climb is 400 meters long on a high quality rock and some short snowy and mixed step.
TECHNICAL INFO: On the approaching day the itinerary goes entirely along the Gornergletscher, sometimes between large crevasses. The climb to the summit is a rocky climb route up to V +. Also the way back is very long following the Nordend regular route.Is necessary CAI subscription
|D+ / Difficult +|
|Excellent physical shape, Basic rock climbing technique is required, Good crampons and ice axe skills|
|High mountain clothing, harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet, head light|
Alpine Club Card is recommended
THE PRICE INCLUDES: Support and assistance of a U.I.A.G.M. Mountain Guide, all the technical equipment in common use, rental of technical equipment if you need (harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet), logistics and reservation to the Hut.
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Transfer to Zermatt, roud trip Gornagrat train, meals to the Hut. Guide’s train ticket will be shared by participants, injury insurance.