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Ascent with mountain guide to Capanna Margherita on Monte Rosa (4,554 m)
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Ascent with mountain guide to Capanna Margherita on Monte Rosa (4,554 m)

2 days



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  • Tackle the Monte Rosa glacier accompanied by a mountain guide to reach the highest alpine refuge in the entire mountain range, at an altitude of 4,554 metres
  • Challenge yourself to reach the summit, in return you will have one of the most spectacular views of your life
  • It crowns the dream of all those who take up mountaineering: to conquer one of the most inaccessible peaks in Europe

Your guide

Claudio M.

Ski instructor and mountain bike instructor, expert freerider and all-round mountain enthusiast, sports and exercise science graduate and professional athletic trainer.

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Full description

Fulfil the dream of reaching the highest refuge in Europe at an altitude of 4554 metres on the summit of Punta Gnifetti in the Monte Rosa group, the second highest massif in the Alps. You put your all into achieving the goal: touching the summit, being on top and looking down on the world from above. As a reward, apart from the satisfaction of having succeeded on your own in reaching a point inaccessible to most, you will also have the beauty of a breathtaking, unique panorama.

An experienced mountain guide will accompany you throughout the ascent, guaranteeing your safety and accompanying you and the rest of the group on the Monte Rosa glacier ropes course to the summit.

What we will do

The meeting is in the morning at Staffal in Gressoney st Jean, where we will take the ski lif ts up to an altitude of 3200 metres and, in about an hour's walk over snowfields and easy rocks, we will arrive at the Città di Mantova refuge at an altitude of 3500 metres.

During the afternoon, the mountain guide will explain the binding techniques and rules of conduct to be followed on the glacier in order to proceed safely.

The next day, we wake up at dawn and set off on foot along the Lys glacier, passing under the satellite peaks of Monte Rosa.

Once we reach an altitude of 4200 metres, near the Lys pass, the view opens out onto the glacier that descends towards Zermatt, giving us a glimpse of the Valais peaks and the Matterhorn in the background. From the pass it takes about an hour and a half to reach the summit at the Regina Margherita hut at 4554 m altitude.

The descent will follow the same route to the ski lifts and return to base the following evening.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is reserved for those who already have some mountaineering and snow walking experience, as well as good physical condition.

Other information

Attention. It is important to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time.

The activity is bookable from June to August on the dates indicated in the calendar, and is confirmed on reaching a minimum of 3 persons.

Overnight accommodation in a refuge with 1/2 board at € 80 per person is not included in the participation fee and must be paid on site.

Mountaineering equipment can be provided free of charge by the guide. After booking, you can contact the guide to request the equipment or discuss what to bring.

For an additional €70 per person (to be paid on site), you can request the participation of an athletic trainer who will monitor your performance and vital parameters during the ascent to altitude.

Above a certain altitude, the lower air pressure does not allow us to oxygenate our tissues as well as possible, creating less oxygen saturation in the blood and causing a lower aerobic capacity and related breathlessness.

The trainer will manage the pace and speed of progression according to your parameters, trying to make your ascent as agile and safe as possible, also from a physiological point of view.

The athletic trainer is recommended for first-time climbers over 4000 metres.

A medical certificate of good health is required for the activity.

Recommended clothing

  • thermal clothing
  • down jacket
  • waterproof trousers
  • climbing boots
  • helmet

Don't forget to bring

Mountaineering equipment (if in your possession)

What is included

  • Ropes, ice axes, crampons for those without them
  • Accompaniment by mountain guide
  • Photos, videos and experience book with professional equipment
  • Membership
  • Cable car ascent and descent ticket
  • Board and lodging at the Mantova refuge (including that of the mountain guide): 80€ per person (1 night, 1/2 board)

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is strict. You get a full refund if you cancel within 15 days from the activity start date. Within 14 and 8 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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