Italian Ridge - Route and Area Map

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Take footpath 13 north from Cervinia to Rifugio L'Orionde (Duca degli Abruzzi), 2802m (3h); OR
Take the ski-lift from Cervinia to Plan Maison, 2550m (10m) and footpath to Rif. L'Orionde 2802m (1h);
Take footpath 13 onwards to Croce Carrel (45m);
Continue up obvious footpath to gully at Ghiacciaio del Pic Tyndall (45m);
Scramble up gully (PD 15m);
Walk steeply up footpath to cliffs below Testa del Leone - beware of stonefall, especially onto snow-field;
Follow footpath below the cliffs to the right to Colle de Leone, 3500m (2h);
Walk steeply (two short climbing pitches have fixed ropes) up path to Capanna Carrel, 3835 m (1.5h);

The Carrel route above the hut Above the hut, climb the ridge (many fixed ropes) to Pic Tyndall, 4241 m, and then to the Italian summit, 4478 m (6h).

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