Even if the name in Italian means "pink", this mountain is always full of snow. Go up and up above the clouds and reach the summit of one of the highest mountains in the Alps, until the highest hut in Europe: Capanna Margherita (4554 m).
The itinerary is planned by IFMGA Alpine Guides, which are the same that will lead you across the peaks during your adventure.
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Mountaineering Monte Rosa Activity Detail
Beginner/Intermediate (Good level of fitness and basic knowledge of climbing techniques necessary)
Arrival at the airport and transfer to accommodation.
Initial brief, equipment check and dinner together.
Duration: 3-4 hours – Lunch at the shelter
Altitude Variability: 900m (ascending)
7.30 am breakfast at the hotel, 8.30 departure from the hotel to reach the cable car, which from Staffal (Gressoney) brings us to the pass of Bettaforca (2700 above sea level).
From here, we go up on a path (in the last part equipped with fixed ropes) to Quintino Sella Hut (3585 m).
During the afternoon, we will work on progression techniques and first aid on a glacier.
Duration: 6 hours - Packed lunch.
Altitude Variability: 700m (ascending), 700m (descending)
5.00 am breakfast, 5.30 departure from the hut and passing through the icy terrain of Felik first and then the Lys. we will reach a passage at 4150 m requiring walking on small rocks and snowy crests to arrive on the summit of Naso del Lyskam (4272 m).
From here, we go down on the eastern side of Naso to the Lys glacier following the path to Mantova Hut (3498m).
Duration: 10 hours - packed lunch and possibility for lunch at Capanna Margherita.
Altitude Variability: 1100m (ascending), 1300m (descending)
4.30 breakfast at the shelter, 5.00 departure from the hut.
We follow the path which brings to the Lys glacier route (4243 m): this is not a technically difficult ascent but we will cover varying and deep crevasses.
From here, we go east passing under Punta Parrot and arrive at Colle Gniffetti; from here we reach Punta Zumstein (4563 m) first, then, coming back, we go up again on the opposite side of Punta Gniffetti (4554 m), where Capanna Margherita, the shelter at the highest altitude in Europe is situated.
After a short break, we go back on the same route to Mantova Hut and from there to the cable car of Punta Indren (3100 m).
We'll head back to Staffal by cable car, have a day debrief, adventure debrief and transfer to the airport.
- Transfer from and to the Airport.
- Shelter fees for bed and breakfast. Please note that shelters have shared bathroom and rooms.
- Cablecar tickets
- Transfer to and from activity locations (where necessary).
- IFMGA Mountain Guides fees.
- No Boundaries' team smile, support & assistance.
- Meals - you pay them directly at the shelter. Most shelters accept cash only. If you don't want to bring cash or EUR currency, you can pay the meals to us and we will pay the shelters.
- Necessary equipment: Harness, helmet, axe, crampons, sunglasses, sunscreen, clothes suitable to face an environment located in high mountains, boots suitable for crampons, gloves, backpack (approximately 35L), sleeping bag.
Equipment can be provided (except boots and backpack ) for an extra charge of £25pp.
£99 deposit and £450 balance, to be paid 21 days before departure.
Pick up participants from
- Milano Malpensa Airport at 1pm.
Drop off participants at
- Milano Malpensa at 7pm.
Please note that the schedule may change for organisational reasons or may be delayed due to traffic. In both cases, we will notify you promptly.
What happens after my booking?
It includes useful contacts, weather forecast, recommended clothes, and other useful information. We also hold a brief on arrival at the base camp/accommodation, where we provide you with a detailed activity plan.
It is not possible for us to provide you with this information any earlier.
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