Photo by J. Vranjes
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Nearest major airport:||Milan|
Thanks to J. Vranjes for adding this peak.
Punta Pedranzini (3599 m) is a peak in a long chain of 13 peaks, all of them around 3500 m altitude or higher, that can be climbed successively going from one to another. There are several huts in between the peaks at high altitudes, that make such a climbing possible.
P. Pedranzini is usually climbed in combination with its first neighbour Pizzo Tresero. It is most easily approached from the south side, starting from the Berni hut (2545m, access by car from Santa Caterina Valfurva, free parking) below the Gavia Pass, within 3-4 hours. At this south side, close to the summit there is the Bivacco Seveso at 3420 m. Above 3300 m there is a small glacier with some crevasses that can be avoided by going directly towards Biv. Seveso and then following the ridge to Pizzo Tresero and then to P. Pedranzini. The other approach is from the north, starting from the Branca hut, or directly from the Forni hut which is accessible by car. This approach implies passing the Forni glacier with a lot of crevasses.
Thanks to J. Vranjes for this description.