Piz Bernina Biancograt

Climbing the Piz Bernina via the Biancograt is definitely one of the dream tours in the Alps. The long journey via this magnificent snow arête is breathtaking; the airy, technical finish will make any mountaineer’s heart beat faster!

Quick Facts

 Famous Ridge to the 4000m Peak in Graubünden
 2 Days
 Experience Level: Advanced
 Fitness Level: Very Sporty
 Overnight stay at the Tschierva hut included
 Summit Certificate

From CHF 2190

From CHF 2190

Tour Details

Private Tour

1 person CHF 2190

Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 650m *(+250m) 650m *(+ 0m) 4.5km *(+6.5km) approx. 3 hours
2 1750m 2400m 17.5km approx. 12-15 hours

*You can get by carriage to Val Roseg. If you walk from Ponstresina it's this longer.


Day 1: Approach to the Tschierva hut 2573m 

The approach to the Tschierva hut can be done independently. The guide will meet you up there just before dinner.

Day 2: The Biancograt

Early morning, we head out in the direction of Piz Morteratsch. We reach the edge of the Tschierva Glacier via rock bands and scree cones. From there we climb a steepening snow slope. Before reaching Fuorcla Prievlusa, depending on conditions, we can stay in the snow, or swap to a section of via ferrata. Looking up from the pass, we are finally face-to-face with the beautiful Biancograt. The first section leads up to Piz Bianco 3995m, from where the climbing gets more demanding. The final metres of climbing up to the summit of Piz Bernina 4049m involve some beautiful climbing. After a decent break to admire the view, we can begin the descent via the normal route to Rifugio Marco e Rosa. From there we continue via the Bellavista terrace to the Fortezzagrat, then down onto the Fortezza glacier and across to Isla Pers. After another short break, we continue down the Morteratsch glacier to join the hiking path, which we follow to Morteratsch. We will remember this day for years to come.

Season June - September
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 17:30pm at the Tschierva hut


  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • 1 night in bunk room with half-board
  • Tea for the next day
  • Summit Certificate

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment


  • 25-30l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves
  • Beanie or headband
  • Extra underwear and socks


  • Crampon proof mountaineering boots

The basics

  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
  • Thermos flask, drink bottle
  • Silk sleeping bag liner
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • SAC / DAV permit (if you have)
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Harness
  • Crampons with anti-snow plates
  • Ice axe
  • Helmet

General Information for Mountaineering School

Our team is here for you. If you have any questions, please contact us or visit us in our shop in Grindelwald. We are happy to help!

OUTDOOR - Mountaineering School Grindelwald

Dorfstrasse 103
3818 Grindelwald

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Trip status for group courses

1-2 days before your tour or course we will review the weather forecast and conditions with the mountain guide to determine if we can operate. We will contact you by phone with an update.

Minimum of participants (group tours)

As soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, we will send you a confirmation by email.


If we have to cancel your tour, you have the option to reschedule to a new date, or you will receive a full refund.


Please refer to the equipment list for your tour or course. At our shop in Grindelwald, you can purchase technical equipment, mountain clothing, shoes, and backpacks. We also have technical equipment available for rent.


Choose functional clothing that is moisture-wicking and quick-drying. Dress in layers so you can easily react to temperature changes. The range at our shop in Grindelwald is tailored to mountain tours and our expert staff are happy to advise you on the best clothing for your tour or course.


Lunch is not included in the offer. We recommend bringing bars, dried fruits, nuts, or a sandwich. The amount you will need to drink depends on your individual needs and the length of the tour. We recommend .75 -1.5 liters of water, warm tea, isotonic drinks, or whatever you prefer. We also recommend that you hydrate enough the day before, so your body is well prepared for the tour.


A mountain hut is not a hotel. Running water is not guaranteed and electricity is not available everywhere, so it is not always possible to charge batteries or phones. If you have special dietary needs, please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements with the hut.


Our tours and courses are led by IVBV certified mountain guides or mountain guide aspirants. We prioritise your safety by requiring regular training to ensure our guides have relevant, up to date knowledge. Outdoor is certified by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (BFU) and our safety and emergency concepts are audited by this organization annually.

General terms of contract

Our General Terms and Conditions apply. 

General Terms and Conditions

You don't own the equpiment needed? Rent it from us:

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