Corno Nero & Ludvighhohe climbing

Climbing Corno Nero 4322m & Ludvigshohe 4342m

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    Climbing Corno Nero 4322m & Ludvigshohe 4342m

    Corno Nero and Ludvigshohe are two nice small peaks in the Monte Rosa range. Thanks to the their proximity, and their short access from the Lys Glacier, they are easy to combine in a day tour.

    You have to know

    • Period: from June to September.
    • Accommodation: No accommodation required; this is a day tour.
    • Meeting point: At 7:00am in guides office in Staffal (Hotel Nordend near to the bar).
    • Requirements: The only technical difficulty is the steep slopes (up to 50°) going on top of Corno Nero, but thanks to the footprints normally present on the slope and the help of the guide, can be easily tackled by any good and fit hiker.
    • Equipment: See the equipment list in FAQ’s section.
    • Weather: In the high mountains, even in summer, there could be extreme weather conditions. Three/four days before the tour/trip, we will check the weather forecast in the area, and we will inform you about it!
    • Leading Guide: Mountain Guide or Aspirant Mountain Guide. Shortly before the tour, you will get the phone number of the guide. For all other questions please contact our office.

    Services and Prices

    Mountain Guide or Aspirant IFMGA for one day.

    • 1 pax: €360.00 per person
    • 2 pax: €190.00 per person
    • 3 pax: €140.00 per person
    • 4 pax: €110.00 per person

    Helpful for preparation

    • Apparel / Clothing: We recommend functional clothing/layering principle so you can react to the different temperatures.
    • Boots: Waterproof mountaineering/trekking boots suitable for crampons.
    • Lunch: Please take some snacks and drinks with you.
    • Back pack: As this is a day tour you don’t need to carry too many things. Take with you just an extra layer in case of cold and a shell if it is windy; plus some snacks to eat and some energy drinking. At the end you have to carry your back pack. We recommend a back pack with 30L.
    • Maps: Monte Rosa – Alte valli d’Ayas e del Lys L’Escursionista | ESC08 | 1:25000 | Swisstopo – No. 294 Gressoney 1:50000

    For any further questions…

    We are happy to help you for any further questions. Please contact our office. The equipment list is in the FAQ’s section.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Services of IFMGA Mountain Guide or Aspirant Mountain Guide
    • Liability insurance
    • Group gear and Spare equipment (see the list in FAQs section)
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Transport, tolls and petrol to the meeting point
    • Cable car to Punta Indren and back
    • Food and drinks
    • Travel expenses
    • Mountaineering equipment
    • Personal equipment (see the list in FAQs section)
    • The guides expenses that are split between the group members
    • Any other expenses
    1. Day 1 Meeting with the guide in Gressoney at around 7:00 a.m.

      Meeting with the guide in Staffal around 7:00 a.m. – equipment check. We will take the cable car up to Punta Indren. From there we start to hike up in direction of the Gnifetti hut. Close to the hut we put crampons and rope and we start to walk along the Lys Glacier. We arrive at the Colle Zurbriggen between the two summits and we take a longer break. We climb first the Ludvigshohe along a fairly steep slope and its summit snow ridge. Back to the Col we climb the Corno Nero along the steep slope just above us; normally very good footprints are present. The descent follow the same itinerary.
      Up 4:00/5:00 hours 1150m – Down 3:00 hours 1150 m

    • Technical equipment (these items can be rented): harness, helmet, ice axe, crampons, mountaineering boots.
    • Personal equipment: 30 litre backpack, 1 litre thermos, provisions (energy bars, chocolate, dried fruit, sandwiches), first aid kit, sun glasses (protection factor 3 or 4), goggles, gore-tex jacket and overpants, windstopper vest, gaiters, mountain pants, fleece jacket, breathable base layers, lightweight gloves, thick gloves, warm hat, bandana, sun screen factor 50.

    You can download the complete equipment list here.

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