Balmenhorn 4.167 mt.
From Mantova hut climb up the glacier up to the Gnifetti hut. You go around it on the right on not steep slopes and you reach a flat area with any crevasse (pay attention during the hottest hours). You continue across the whole plateau towards the southwestern edge of the Pyramid Vincent. You climb up the Lys glacier first diagonally on the left, along a steep slope, than you continue on more moderate slopes, always not too far from the steep slopes of the Pyramid Vincent, sometimes you will follow the fixed course between large and treacherous crevasses.
After a series of irregular gradients (30 ° / 35 °) you reach the snowy valley of the Balmenhorn. You leave the main track the Colle del Lys on the left and you go to the right, along a valley with a moderate slope towards the Vincent Pass (4088 m). Just before reaching it you turn on the left towards the slope that brings to the base of the Balmenhorn’s rocks. You go on the right of the rocks, here there is an easy via ferrata with hemp rope of about 10 meters, you reach the statue of Christ and the Bivouac Balmenhorn.
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