Marco, an IFMGA mountain guide, is waiting for you in the Pennine Alps to climb Punta Giordani (4046m). Enjoy with him a full day of amazing sights and climbing.
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
The Pennine Alps are crowned by an astonishing massif known as Monte Rosa, surrounded by several snowy peaks. One of them, Punta Giordani (4046m), is the lower of the 4000 m peaks and therefore, ideal for beginners.
It is located just above the top station of Punta Indren, our stop with the cable car. Afterwards, we will walk along the neverending whiteness of the Indren glacier while admiring its eternal snows, taking pictures and resting for a bit.
The few final meters will be on rock, but do not worry: it will be easier than it will look! Before you know it, you will be standing next to the Madonnina (the virgin Mary statue), at the top of the mountain.
As we said before, beginners should try this challenge. It will not be as difficult as a 4000 m peak should be, but it will not be easy either! Book this trip now and get to experience it.
I also offer other programs in the area, in case you are interested. For example, you could try this ascent to Dufourspitze, the highest peak in Switzerland.
Group of 1
EUR 350 Each
Group of 2
EUR 190 Each
Group of 3
EUR 140 Each
Group of 4
EUR 110 Each
Group of 5
EUR 100 Each
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
The price does not include round trip cable car (Alagna/P.ta Indren ) or personal insurance. Guide’s lift ticket will be shared among participants.
You will need high mountain clothing, harness, crampons and poles.
I am Marco, and I am an UIAGM certified mountain guide since 2003. I started rock climbing when I was 14, and at the age of 20 I climbed the great Californian walls of El Capitan. Then i explored Patagonia, climbing the mythical Fitz Roy. I have also opened new routes in the Moroccan High Atlas and in the Alps.
My passion for the mountains drives me to work throughout the year, looking for new adventures. Depending on the season, I take my clients rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, freeriding, hiking... Either in the Alps, since i'm based in the Monte Rosa area, or in many other countries, in different continents.
The mountain as a playground has no limits!
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Alagna Valsesia, Piedmont
Nicholas and Digby
I just wanted to thank you very much for all the help in the difficult snow conditions. The primary aim of teaching Digby and reminding me of avalanche protocols and about skinning have been fully achieved. You made it all fund, clear and precise. Too bad we had poor conditions, but we still found some reasonable snow and mashed an awesome couloir, so we did really well considering. So thank you very much and only sorry that we could not make full use of you for the full five days.
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Our Guide Massimo was very professional. We were heading to the Margharita hut at 4,559 meters but unfortunately one of us got mountain sickness at 4,100 at Piramide Vincent. Furthermore the weather was getting worse...lots of wind and snow starting. Our guide was very firm and 'advised' to go back to the Mantova hut. We were extremely lucky because a few hours later the storm was very bad and as people may have heart, 2 Italian ladies died at Primade Vincent from the cold . So Massimo thanks for your perseverance!
We had an amazing climbing experience which was primarily duw to the excellent and experienced guide (Marco and Paolo). High calibre individuals wgo really care about the group’s well being and pushing the tea. To their limits in a good way. The only comment we have is the primitive toilet facilities and lack of water to wash up at Margerita hutte.
Marco helped arrange for our group to have 2 amazing guides: Paolo and Pietro. We were a large group of 11 people with no glacier crossing experience as well as variable fitness and comfort levels. Our guides brought all the necessary equipment and made sure that safely was a priority. They helped give extra support to those in the group that needed assistance. There is a brand new route to the Monte Rosa Hutte (open since mid-June 2019). Our guides hadn't taken the new route yet and took us on the old route on the way up to the hut. After having a day to gauge the group ability, and gathering more information about the new route at the hut, we did the new route on the way back to Zermatt. Everyone in the group had a great time.
Our guide was Pietro and not marco like we initially thought. Pietro was awesome, it is all about his clients and most importantly safety. We did two runs and it was an incredible experience. Guide is a must to explore the hidden spots because Monterosa ski is massive.
PAOLO was an amazing guide. This trip was the “craziest” experience of our groups lives. We saw incredible terrain, had great snow, and challenged ourselves. Highly recommend
We had a fablupus day. We were initially booked with Marco but due to the weather we went later in the week and Marco wasn't available. We had another guide called Paolo Tombini and he was very good, very professional and good company.
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