Pizzo Bernina 'Normal Route'

Normal Route

The normal route is considered the "easier" way to reach this prestigious peak, passing through the Fortress.

€ 450


2 days




max. 2


June to September

A long glacier traverse, crossing the treacherous "Fortress" to reach the summit of Pizzo Bernina,  the 4000m peak situated on the farthest east of the Alps.

Pizzo Bernina 'Normal Route'

The normal route, passing through the Fortress.

The crossing and the ascent take place in two days of walking. On the first day we leave from Rifugio Diavolezza, easily accessible by lift, we descend to the Vedretta di Pers and cross the Fortezza, a rocky ridge that rises to divide the glacier of Pers from the Vedretta da Morteratsch. We proceed under the flank of Mount Bellavista until we reach the Cresta Guzza saddle and then Rifugio Marco e Rosa, our accommodation for the night. At dawn we begin the climb to the summit of Piz Bernina along the Via Normale.
We then descend from the summit and follow the outward itinerary backwards to return to Rifugio Diavolezza.

Costs conditions and materials

Each Guide can take a maximum of 2 people

    1 participant: €750
    2 participants: €450 per person

Included in the fee: the Guide service, the rental of technical equipment necessary for the activity (helmet, harness, ice-ax, crampons).

Not included in the fee: travel expenses, 1 night accommodation on half board basis (approx €50-60 per person), guide's expenses, personal expenses and anything not mentioned in "included".

Equipment provided by Mountime: helmet, harness, ice-ax and crampons.

Personal equipment: layered mountain clothing, warm windproof jacket, gloves and hat, trekking boots (preferably compatible to crampons), backpack with water, energy food, change of clothes for overnight stays and toiletries.

Should you require specific gear please let us know, we will do our best to help you.