Elevation (feet): 13,284
Elevation (meters): 4,049
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland/Italy
Range/Region: Rhaetian Alps
Latitude: 46.382393
Longitude: 9.90824
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1850
First successful climber(s): Johann Coaz, Jon Ragut Tschamer, Lorenz Ragut Tschamer
Nearest major airport: Zurich, Switzerland
Convenient Center: St. Moritz, Switzerland

Thanks to Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Piz Bernina is the highest peak in the Bernina Alps. It is a magnificent icy mountain which towers majestically above its smaller neighbors.


The following weather information is provided for the nearest supported peak. The weather icons reflect weather conditions from the base of the mountain, while the wind, temperature and humidity reflect conditions at the summit.

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 14 trip reports for Bernina.

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  • Log #22009 - by Christine Theodorovics on July 19, 2010
    Perfect weather and perfect conditiond. What a climb and what a view!
  • Log #523 - by Andrea Marini on Sep 02, 2004
    Normal route, leaving Rif. Marinelli Bombardieri (I, m.2800), that makes it a long day! Reasonable glacier and weather conditions, a bit of white-out going back. Reason for stopping at the italian...
  • Log #524 - by Ryan on Sep 29, 2003
    Tschierva was booked out but we had a full moon. So after a rushed Soup dinner we charged on. The approach to the col was all in the shade on the Piz Bianco itself but the surrounding mtns were...
  • Log #525 - by Massimo Tagliapietra on June 23, 2003
    Hiked 21/06/2003 via Biancograt ridge, excellent conditions, ref Marco e Rosa recently reconstructed.
  • Log #526 - by Michael Reithmeier on Sep 06, 2002
    Started at 6.30 from Marco e Rosa hut, arrived on the top at 9 a.m. wonderful mountain, not very difficult climbing from this side, the Spalla ridge affords experience. Great trip, but the old...
  • Log #527 - by Jens on Aug 24, 2002
    Hello together, we climbed Piz Bernina via Bianco-Grat last week an we had wonderful wether. It was my hardest tour in the mountains and you must be a good and sure climber, if you want to get fast...
  • Log #529 - by ifj. Négyesi Miklós on Feb 27, 2002
    This climb was one of my best climbs. We did it on the classic route: Diavolezza Hutte-Rif. Marco e Rosa-Piz Bernina
  • Log #530 - by Anna & Maurizio Billo on July 01, 2001
    Biancograt route, with Anna, a lot of snow between The Pizzo Bianco and the summit. Descent to Marco and Rosa and then to Boval hutte.
  • Log #532 - by Josef Stranner on Dec 24, 2000
    We started at Boval Hut about 4.45 a.m. Isla Pers, Fortezza, Bellavista, Marco e Rosa and Spalla. On the summit two Bavarian climbers (from Tschierva Hut and Piz Bianco) joined us for descent. Some...
  • Log #533 - by Nick Moyes on Aug 17, 2000
    Summer 2000. Five of us were stuck for four days in the Marco e Rosa Hut in storm, eventually having to hire a helicopter to get us out of the appallingly avalanche-prone area and back to the valley....
  • Log #534 - by ANDREA ZACCONE on July 03, 2000
  • Log #535 - by Harald Falkner on Jan 09, 2000
    We climbed Piz Bernina via the Bianco-Grat, which was in perfect condition.
  • Log #536 - by Peter Mortelmans on Aug 05, 1999
    Biancograt: Fantastic climbing! esthetical, varied, and easy to protect. I climbed this mountain with 7 friends, from the Tschiervahutte (excellent food, by the way). Unfortunately, we came into...
  • Log #537 - by Fritz Atschreiter on July 27, 1999
    Came with a party of total 12 people from Diavolezza via Fortezza and Bella Vistas to Marco e Rosa (20.7.) Found Marco e Rosa not to crowded, but very cold. Thunderstorm in the evening, but sunny and...