4,000 meter summits in the Monte Rosa

The high summits in the Italian Monte Rosa area, are accessible due to the high elevation of the huts and the flat, long glaciers. The climbing is straight forward and for the most part, not technically demanding - a perfect choice if you want to make your first steps in mountaineering.

The activity includes:

  • Snow and ice gear intro
  • How to deal with ropes, harnesses, crampons and ice axes
  • The right technique to walk in snow and ice
  • Self-arrest techniques
  • Basic experience in climbing short sections of moderately steep ice
  • Glacier travel ‎

Timetable:

Day 1: Meeting at 17:00 in Chamonix/Argentiere- the exact hotel’s address will be sent to you before the activity – for a briefing and a gear check.

Day 2: With the Grands Montets lift we travel quickly to the Grands Montets glacier (3200 m)- for snow and ice course, after which, we descent to the Argentiere hut (2769 m) for an overnight (about 450 meters descent, max 2.5 hours walk)

Day 3: Descent to the valley and drive to Gressoney (2 hrs.) with one of the afternoons lifts we ascent to the Mantova hut at 3550 m (about 1.5 hours walk to the hut 300 meters elevation gain)

Day 4: We will climb together 2 mountains above 4,000 meters: Vincent-Pyramide, 4215 m – Schwarzhorn, 4321 m, before walking back to the hut. (750 m ascent + descent, 6 hours walking) this day we will change huts and stay slightly higher at the Gnifetti Hut (3547 m).

Day 5: Ludwigshöhe, 4341 m – Parrotspitze, 4432 m (800 m ascent + descent, 6 hours walking).

Day 6: Two major summits: Signallkuppe 4,554 m, on its summit, the Capanna Regina Margherita (the highest mountain hut in the Alps) will host us for a short break. The Zumsteispitze 4,563m is our second summit - after which we return to the Gnifetty hut. (1050 m, 7 hours walk)

Day 7: Via our last 4,000-meter summit- the Punta Giordani 4046 m- we descend back to Gressoney and drive together to Chamonix. (820 m ascent, 6.5 hours walk)

The mentioned timetable is exemplary and may vary due to conditions, the ability of the participants, safety & weather limitations.

Video: Mountainspro 4,000 meters week in the Monte Rosa.

Months:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
From: July
To: September
Days:
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Suggested dates: Monte Rosa #1: 31.07 - 06.08.2020 Monte Rosa #2: 21. - 27.08.2020 Monte Rosa #3: 04. - 10.09.2020
Duration: >1 day
Duration details: 7 days
Min. guests: 3
Max. guests: 4
Group size: 4
Minimum age: 16
Activity level: Moderate
Skill level: Beginner
Included services: The price includes: 6 days in the mountains. Planning and guiding by an IFMGA/UIAGM qualified guide/Aspirant. Transportation throughout the activity Guides expenses Climbing gear (ice exes, ropes, harnesses, helmets etc.) * Guiding in a in a min/max 1:4 guide-client ratio
Things to bring: Price does not include: flights and insurances cable cars (twice through the week, up to 60 € per day) mountaineering boots (rental) overnights in a mountain huts and hotel in the valley (1/2 pension estimated 70 € a night) Total price estimation 1,620 €
Requirements: A physically demanding activity - a good level of physical fitness is required (B/C) Previous experience in trekking or hill walking and scrambling is an advantage. No previous experience in snow/ice or rock is required.
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Meeting point: Argentiere (Chamonix-Mont Blanc)
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Cancellation policy: STRICT: full refund if you cancel at least 30 days before the experience is scheduled to start, or within 24 hours of purchase.
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€1,100 per person