Arrival in Chamonix
The trip starts with a meeting at our office in Chamonix the evening before we set off for the village of Gressoney. You will meet your mountain guide, check your equipment, and have the opportunity to ask any questions. Your guide will give you an idea of weather forecast and the current mountain conditions and will explain all details about the trip.
We drive from Chamonix to the beautiful village of Gressoney in Italy’s Aosta valley. You may have already heard of Gressoney as a freeride ski paradise. Around noon we take the gondola up to Colle di Bettaforca at 2700m and walk up for about 3h to the Quintino Sella Hut, ideally placed on the edge of the Felik Glacier at 3598m, where we will spend the night.
We begin at 4am and hike up the glacier, arriving at the top of Felik Col at 4000m in time to set off up the ridge at dawn and enjoy the amazing view over the majestic mountains above Zermatt. The ridge, steep and corniced in places, will take us to the summit of Lyskamm West at 4479m. From here we continue toward the highest summit, Lyskamm East at 4527m. An exhilarating descent brings us to the broad Lys Col and then down the nice easy south slopes to the Gnifetti Hut, and onwards until we reach the Punta Indren Gondola that will take us down to the starting point after completing an amazing traverse of the mountain. We return to Chamonix by car in the evening.