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2-day guided ascent to Capanna Margherita in Monte Rosa


Ascend the alpine heights of Europe on a 2-day guided tour by the IFMGA-certified Prorock Outdoor Team, and conquer Punta Gnifetti, one of Monte Rosa's peaks.



2 Days





  • Conquer a summit of Monte Rosa, the second highest mountain in western Europe.
  • Ascend to Margherita Hut, the highest mountain hut in Europe.
  • Climb via a classic alpine route.


The mountain massif of Monte Rosa, part of the eastern Pennine Alps, is the second highest in the Alps and western Europe.

Join me as we ascend 4,554 meters above sea level to the Margherita Hut, the highest mountain refuge in Europe. It clings to the peak of Punta Gnifetti, 1 of 4 peaks on Monte Rosa.

Our ascent is via the classic alpine route on glistening glaciers and blankets of snow.

Due to the relative ease of difficulty this 2-day guided ascent is open to those with less experience of mountaineering.  

Reserve your place now to conquer 1 of 4 peaks of Monte Rosa, western Europe’s second highest. And ascend the peak to Europe’s highest mountain refuge.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This is the price for a group trip (minimum of 2 people). The price does not include accommodation, ski lifts or guide costs (to be divided by the number of participants).


Day 1: Gnifetti refuge

After meeting we depart for the Valle d’Aosta. Then we ascend to the Gnifetti refuge, first with lifts and then on a glacier.

Day 2: Climb to Margherita Hut

Today we wake up early and climb to the hut.



More info

Required equipment: 40-liter minimum rucksack; two trekking telescopic poles; mountaineering boots (crampon or semi-crampon); ice axes; crampons; harness; frontal battery, charged battery and a replacement; 1.5-liter thermal water bottle; sun cream and lip cream; bed sheet or a single sheet; light socks and ski socks, possibly 2 pairs; undershirt , light-weight turtleneck sweater; trousers; waterproof windbreaker; ski gloves; sunglasses; balaclava; cereal bars or dried fruit for lunch.

About the guide

The Prorock Outdoor Team is based in Camaiore (Lucca, Tuscany), a renowned holiday resort in the heart of Apuan Alps, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges of central Italy. Our company promotes fun and safe outdoor activities, offering professional support and training at all levels. Our expertise includes rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, vie ferrate, canyoning, backcountry skiing and hiking.

Our highly experienced team of IFMGA certified mountain guides will lead you on a unique experience to the most interesting spots of Apuan Alps, Cinque Terre and many more localities. Carlo, Cristiano, Franco, Pasquale and Roberto, our guides, will make you enjoy your holiday time with Prorock Outdoor!


Italian | French | English



What people are saying about Prorock Outdoor Team

John Buergler


April, 2023

Amazing experience!

Stacy Wells


April, 2023

Our guide chose an excellent route for us to multi pitch climb. He was prompt with picking us up at train station. Safe driver and informative about the local area we climbed in. His English was good and we felt safe during this whole experience. Highly recommend!

Cassidy Creel


November, 2022

We had one of our best days in Italy rock climbing with Franco! He was super nice and we were able to climb everything we wanted, plus the views were amazing. Highly recommend :)

Elisa Kauria


November, 2022

Cristiano is a super experienced and friendly guide! Mt Procinto's was a great first via ferrata experience for the whole family, including kids 7 and 10 yrs old. Thank you!

Anne Dacanay


October, 2022

I had so much fun, Franco is a very experienced and knowlegeable guide and I loved the challenges he gave me the option to pursue. No pressure, no fear, and maybe next time I will be able to sport lead on limestone. Beautiful location and views!

Monica Nguyen


September, 2022

We had the most fun and incredible rock climbing day at Celsa with Carlo and Louise! We had so much fun and loved getting to know our guides! Carlo was a great instructor and you could tell he was very passionate about rock climbing and wanted us to excel and encouraged us! It was an amazing day!!! Highly recommend!!!!

Marcis Varpa


August, 2022

We wanted to try out via ferrate already for a long time. This was our first one and we were going with kids (9 and 11 y.o.) so we decided to find a guide that could accompany us. Pasquale was a perfect guide - experienced, interesting and caring. We felt safe and had a great time! Thank you!

Olivier bedard


May, 2022

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April, 2022

Great week with an impresively expert mountain guide, Franco, from Pro-Rock Adventures, who managed the complicated wether conditions to bring us always to the right place in the right moment.

Ksawery Karczewski


July, 2021

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Shaun F.


July, 2020

Great experience overall - we went to the Apuan alps where we were able to climb multiple routes with a fantastic view all with our guide Franco - very fun and memorable experience and would definitely recommend



December, 2019

Really great climbing experience near Cinque Terre. The location was beautiful and our guide was fantastic. 1/2 of our group was experienced and 1/2 was not. Our guide made sure to find an area to accommodate everyone's abilities. Would highly recommend this experience!

Annina Vasilescu


October, 2019

I got to spend two amazing days climbing on two of the most beautiful climbing places you could think of. The guides were fantastic! Everything was well prepared, they took good care of everything and everyone, making sure we all felt safe and satisfied at all times. So if you want to start climbing as a beginner in one of the top 20 climbing spots of the world, or if you already have climbing experience and simply want to improve your technique or skills. Or if you’re already an experienced climber and you simply are looking for super professional climbing partners, this is what you have to go for! I feel like I made friends and will definitely come back next year to climb again with these lovely guys 🏼🏼🏼

Marnie Eccles


August, 2019

An amazing experience, and brilliant for first time climbing experience. Enough to get heart rates going!! Fabio our guide was excellent, felt very safe, plus his English was amazing! Would do it again!



September, 2018

Franco was a very professional guide. If you are not familiar with the trails in the Apuan Alps I highly recommend you hire this company - for ease of mind and safety. I am a former mountain guide in the United States.



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