Climbing route along the ridge, characterized by limited difficulties and and breathtaking views; in the clearest days, during the climbing you can see the Côte d’Azur and sometimes even the Corsica coasts at distance. It has to do with a quite long route, that requires a wise alternation between progression all together and rope lengths, where difficulties and exposure increase: so there the Alpine Guide becomes indispensable not only to ascend in a proper time, but also for those who already have a better technical level and want to refine their progression techniques and rope management on this beautiful route.
Day 1: In the afternoon, meeting with the guide at the Global Mountain Alpine Guides Office in Cuneo; after a brief check of the individual equipment, we will go by car to the Terme di Valdieri and the Pian della Casa (around 1.700 m). From there in about 2 hours we will get to the Rifugio Remondino hut (2.450 m) where we will dine and stay overnight.
Day 2: Breakfast at 6.30 am, departure 7.30 am. The itinerary first winds along stony grounds with big blocks; leaving in short time the path of the Passo Dei Detriti, we will climb up a long pebbly couloir that leads to the Colletto Freshfield. From there we will tie to start the progression on the Ridge, which at the beginning is composed by wide north-facing slabs on the steep Argentera’s couloir; then the ridge becomes more pointed, solar and panoramic, passing the Purtsheller and Genova peaks and getting finally to the Spalla dell’Argentera by an aerial route: from there we will reach shortly the summit. Descent along the Normal Route till the Passo dei Detriti and Remondino hut. Return to Cuneo in the afternoon.
At the beginning of the season (May – June) if the snow making it, it’s possible to connect the Sigismondi Ridge to the ascent of the Freshfield couloir, going up from the Bozano Hut, a very respectable traverse!!
LEVEL Medium. The climb requires a good hiking training level and some basic notion of climbing on classic terrain
PERIOD From June to September
What do I need?
Alpinism gear: Mountain boots, harness, helmet, crampons and ice axe according to the period. Mountain clothing: mountaineering pants, gore-tex jacket, gloves, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen.
What is included:
– Days with Global Mountain Alpine Guide.
– Any specific equipment missing for the activity (harness, helmet, crampons, ice-axe,…)
What in not included:
– Transfer and overnight stay (the overnight stay of the guide is to be understood by the participants)