Piz Bernina

Facts About Piz Bernina.

Piz Bernina is a mountain that stands at 4049m above sea level. Located at Engadin, Switzerland. This is one peak among the Bernina Group found at the easternmost side of the Alps. Piz in local Swiss dialect means massif. Ridges are seen from the peak as divided into 4 sides. It also separates 2 long glaciers namely Vadret Morteratsch and Vadret Roset. Despite its location, it is occasionally identified with other peaks in the Bernese Alps like Aletschhorn.

How to get to the peak of Piz Bernina?

You can walk the marked route starting at Rifugio Marinelli-Bombardieri. You will find the hut used as a stopover before the main climb by starting here. This is at the lower part of Scerscen Glacier. Tread the route for about an hour. You get to the flat part of the glacier northwards close to the Pizzo Argent. It's just under the eastern slopes. The other landmark to remind you that you made it is the southern ridge of Cresta Guzza. Follow this trail to reach the gully. You will see the ridge on the Guzza to confirm. Walk this path further to reach the mountain hut. The northern edge is, by the very least, 30m from the terminal crevasse.

What to expect on the path to Piz Bernina?

Rifugio Marco e Rosa is a common starting point for any trek done in the Bernina Group in the Italian side. Metal steps are found towards this path in springtime. But you will see a steep gully packed with snow during winter. Prepare more carefully if you are only available during winter. Get there in spring season for the better views.