Traverse Northwest to Northeast Ridge. (Normal route) Piz Argient 3945 m
- PD, I
- 1:30–2 h, 400 m
- 1–1:30 h, 400 m
The traverse of Piz Argient (3942 m) from Rifugio Marco e Rosa is a manageable route for beginners. Do not however underestimate the approach over the glacier: numerous crevasses. The correct skills and equipment for normal glacier travel is obligatory.
From Rifugio Marco e Rosa (3597 m), cross the Fuorcla Crast'Agüzza plateau west towards the Bellavistaterrace. Once the crevasses allow, turn right (south) and ascend into the glacial basin between Piz Argient and Piz Zupò. Trend rightwards (east), passing P. 3811 (a snowy shoulder) and join into northwest ridge. Follow the northwest ridge (easy climbing) to reach the summit.
Descend the equally straightforward northeast ridge down to the saddle "Fuorcla da Zupò" (3844 m). From here head northwards down the glacier and eventually join your ascent tracks before the big crevasse zone, and follow them back to the hut.