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Date: 18 July 2010
Maximum height: 3043.7 m
Difference in height: 800 m
Length: 13 km
Kilometers effort: 23.7 kmef
Duration: 7 hours and 30 minutes


SAC-CAS hiking scale Dal posteggio a quota 2303 metri fin sotto a Mändeli.
SAC-CAS hiking scale Da sotto Mändeli fino a quota 2672 metri.
SAC-CAS hiking scale Da quota 2672 metri fino in vetta.

Comment (Automatic translation in english)

Just two hairpin bends before arriving on the Novena Pass from the Valais, on the right side the road that leads to the Griessee Dam. At the beginning of this road there is ample parking, followed by a sign prohibiting transit to the dam. From here you continue on foot from first on an excellent road to the barrier and then to another piece on a dirt road up to Mändeli. From here we continue instead on a well-maintained path towards the Passo del Gries. Once you get to it, take the path that climbs south-west up to 2672 meters, where you leave it, just past the small "glacier". From here you always climb to the south-west pointing to the visible man on the ridge (altitude 2810 meters). Once reached, follow it to the west (towards the antic) up to the height of 2940 meters, reached which you cut to the left, always following the trail of fairly visible trail. At an altitude of about 3000 meters, turn right again and return almost to the ridge. Finally you can see the summit of the Bättelmatthorn and at this point you point straight towards it paying attention to the last 10 meters that are a little bit more difficult. On the top there is a cross that I think is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen, simple and elegant. From the top then the view over the Gries glacier is fantastic, and you can see it from start to finish.

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Passo del Gries

  • Passo del Gries
  • Valle del Gries
  • Bättelmatthorn
  • Griessee
  • Cresta
  • Ofenhorn
  • Bättelmatthorn
  • Cima del Bättelmatthorn
  • Valle del Gries
  • Cima del Bättelmatthorn
  • Cima del Bättelmatthorn
  • Cima del Bättelmatthorn
  • Cima del Bättelmatthorn
  • Griesgletscher
  • Sentiero
  • Bättelmatthorn
  • Griesgletscher