One of the hardest peaks to climb awaits you: enter the reign of perennial winter on the Presanella Glacier, one of the most extended glaciers in the entire Alpine mountain chain.
Ice and snow are present throughout every season of the year; try the feeling of walking on a glacier that never melts. While in winter is very hard to open a way in that snowy realm, in summer you have the possibility of walking on a beautiful white coat of snow on the ground.
Seize this unique opportunity.
Mountaineering Activity Detail
Beginner/Intermediate (Good level of fitness and basic knowledge of climbing techniques necessary)
Arrival at the airport and transfer to accommodation.
Initial brief, equipment check and dinner together.
7.30 am breakfast at the hotel, 8.30 departure from the hotel to get to Val Nambrone, by car; from there we continue until reaching Malga Valliana d’Amola (2021 above sea level). From here, walking across an excursion path we go up to Segantini Hut (2373 m).
Difference in height ascending: 400m
Approximate length of the activity: 2-3 hours.
Packed lunch or in the Hut.
5.30 am breakfast at the shelter, 6.00 am departure from the shelter walking along the path that goes up on rocky moraines until the bottom of the hanging glacier of Monte Nero (2900 m), where we encounter a small glacier on which we will wear the harness and, if necessary, the crampons. Going up on a steep slope of ice and rocks, we reach the Bocchetta di Monte Nero (3078m); then, we descend on the opposite side on a steep via ferrata. We go up again cross the tiny glacier until a rocky crest, easy to overtake with elementary climbing passagges. From there we follow the crest overcoming a rocky terrain (grade 2) until the bivouac Orobica (3382 m). From there, we go up until the summit of Presanella (3558 m) on easy small rocks. The way back is on the hanging glacier of Nardis until the altitude of 2900; then we follow the path until the pass Quattro Cantoni (2800 m). Going down again we go past Segantini Hut and we reach the car park where the taxi will take us back to the hotel.
Difference in height ascending 1200m
Difference in height descending 1600m
Approximate length of the activity 8-10 hours.
Packed lunch purchasable at Segantini Hut.
Debrief and transfer to the airport.
- Transfer from and to the Airport.
- Shelter fees for bed and breakfast. Please note that shelters have shared bathroom and rooms.
- Cablecar tickets
- Transfer to and from activity locations (where necessary).
- IFMGA Mountain Guides fees.
- No Boundaries' team smile, support & assistance.
- Meals - you pay them directly at the shelter. Most shelters accept cash only. If you don't want to bring cash or EUR currency, you can pay the meals to us and we will pay the shelters.
- Necessary equipment: Harness, helmet, axe, crampons, sunglasses, sunscreen, clothes suitable to face an environment located in high mountains, boots suitable for crampons, gloves, backpack (approximately 35L), sleeping bag.
Equipment can be provided (except boots and backpack ) for an extra charge of £25pp.
£99 deposit and £450 balance, to be paid 21 days before departure.
Pick up participants from
- Milano Malpensa Airport at 1pm.
- Milano Linate at 2pm.
- Milano Bergamo Airport at 3pm
Drop off participants at
- Milano Bergamo Airport at 12pm.
- Milano Linate at 1pm.
- Milano Malpensa at 2pm.
Please note that the schedule may change for organisational reasons or may be delayed due to traffic. In both cases, we will notify you promptly.
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What happens after my booking?
It includes useful contacts, weather forecast, recommended clothes, and other useful information. We also hold a brief on arrival at the base camp/accommodation, where we provide you with a detailed activity plan.
It is not possible for us to provide you with this information any earlier.
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