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Lyskamm

Lyskamm

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About Lyskamm

Lyskamm, also known as Silberbast is a mountain in the Pennine Alps lying on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It consists of a five-kilometer-long ridge with two distinct peaks. The mountain has gained a reputation for seriousness because of the many cornices lying on the ridge and the frequent avalanches, thus leading to its nickname the Menschenfresser One of the risky trekking destinations in Switzerland and the climate is also very cool.


Attractions near Lyskamm

Balmenhorn2.16km from Lyskamm

The Balmenhorn is a 4,167 m listed elevation belonging to the Monte Rosa massif in the Pennine Alps.  It is particularly known because on its summit there is the Felice Giordano bivouac and the majestic statue of Christ of the Peaks.  It can be seen along the road that leads from Capanna Giovanni Gnifetti to Capanna Regina Margherita.  It is not commonly listed among the Alpine peaks higher than 4000 meters because it does not meet all the criteria to be considered a peak in its own right.

Vincent Pyramid2.77km from Lyskamm

The Vincent Pyramid is a mountain of the Monte Rosa massif in the Pennine Alps. It is located entirely in Italian territory along the watershed that divides the upper Lys valley from the upper Valsesia descending from Ludwigshöhe. The summit is bordered to the west by the Lys glacier, to the south by the Indren glacier, and to the east by the Piode glacier.  One of the risky trekking destination and also the summit offers a beautiful panoramic view of this area.

Gnifetti Hut2.9km from Lyskamm

The Giovanni Gnifetti hut is a refuge located in the municipality of Gressoney-La-Trinité, on the Valle d'Aosta side of Monte Rosa, in the Pennine Alps, at 3647 m asl.  The refuge has 176 beds and is open, with overnight stay and restaurant service, from Easter to September. As long as there was the Bocchetta delle Pisse - Punta Indren cable car, hikers preferred to use this ski lift to avoid the Stolemberg section, which extended the excursion by about 2 hours.

Parrotspitze2.92km from Lyskamm

The Parrotspitze or Punta Parrot is a mountain in the Pennine Alps, located in the massif of the Monte Rosa, along the border between Italy and Switzerland.  Presenting the mountain as a long and sharp ridge arranged in a west-east direction, it is possible to ascend it easily starting from the Col del Lys or from the Col Sesia, the col that separates it from the nearby Punta Gnifetti. A longer and steeper ascent unfolds up the Valais face starting from the Fratelli Gugliermina hut.

Monte Rosa3.04km from Lyskamm

Monte Rosa is a 41.7 kilometer out and back trail located near Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking.

Zumsteinspitze3.08km from Lyskamm

The Zumsteinspitze is a huge mountain peak located in the Pennine Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland. It was the first summit of the Monte Rosa massif to be climbed. Its name comes from the topographer Joseph Zumstein, who explored the peak with other scientists. It is one of the 4 Monte Rosa summits looming high above the Macugnagna valley and forming the famous Monte Rosa East wall, the biggest and highest rock face in the Alps.

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The canton of Valais is considered as one of the driest regions of Switzerland. The famous scenic rail route across the Furka Pass originates from this canton. It also includes one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Swiss mountains called Matterhorn.