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Monte Rosa Tour: Climb, Learn and Discover the High Mountains

Monte Rosa
Monte Rosa
Margherita Hut
Monte Rosa

Enjoy a unique 6-day Monte Rosa traverse and learn and practice high mountain skills with a certified mountain guide!

Group

Alps

6 Days

Jul - Sep

High

Intermediate


Highlights

- Discover the beautiful Monte Rosa Massif and learn from a certified Mountain Guide

- Perfect training and introduction to the high mountain

- Learn safety, manuever and techniques

- Climb Europe Highest Mountain Hut

Description

The Monte Rosa Massif is the perfect introduction to the high mountains and will fill your days with incredible landscapes, soft glaciers, and cozy mountain huts. It is also a unique training ground, with plenty of 4000m peaks to climb.

On this 6-day adventure, we will explore the beautiful mountains of Monte Rosa and train in different mountaineering skills and techniques, including basic mountaineering skills, crampons and ice axe handling, glacier progression, and safety. Furthermore, we will learn the "rules" of the high mountains, everything you need to increase your experience for future ascents! You will also have the chance to climb Europe's highest mountain hut (Capanna Margherita 4554m)!

To join this tour, you will need a good fitness level and basic mountaineering skills. Prior summer and winter experience in mountains of up to 1000m is required. Please keep in mind that you will need to walk for many hours with a backpack and that high altitude is dangerous if you suffer from hypertension.

If you would like to join this unique experience in the Monte Rosa massif, then send your booking request and we can start planning an unforgettable mountain climbing tour.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price includes:

Guiding fee

Collective mountaineering equipment

Yoga and mindful session in Gressoney

Mountaineering lessons with the Mountain Guide

Not included in the price:

1 night at Teodulo Hut, half board (70€)

2 nights in Gressoney, apartment (60€ July and September, 80€ August)

1 night at Mantova hut, half board (80€)

1 night at Gnifetti Hut, half board (85€)

Lifts Cervinia - Plateau Rosà (35,00€) A/R

Lifts Gressoney - P.ta lndren (40,00€) A/R

Mountain Guide Half boards and lifts (if necessary) will be split between the participants.

Helmet, harness, Ice axe and crampons can be rented for 10€ each piece per day.


Itinerary

Day 1: First day

Meeting in Cervinia and ascent to Teodulo Hut, a cozy mountain refuge with an incredible landscape of the Matterhorn, we will work on crampon techniques to learn how to move better and safer on ice and snow and create a solid foundation for all our next experiences.

Day 2: Second day

We will climb the Western Breithorn, a 4165m peak on the border between Switzerland and
Italy, which will give us a breathtaking view of Zermatt and all the surrounding mountains. As soon as we get off we will move to Gressoney.

Day 3: Third day

We will take advantage of the "low altitude" and the adaptation of our bodies by resting
actively. We will review knots and mountaineering maneuvers and then traverse through a via ferrata.

We will use the afternoon for a yoga session with mindfulness and mental preparation for the ascent of the following days together with coach Beatrice.

Day 4: Fourth Day

We will go up to the Mantova hut where we will master the techniques of rope binding and progression on the glacier as well as crevasse rescue maneuvers.

Day 5: Fifth day

We will leave before dawn for the ascent to the highest refuge in Europe, Capanna Margherita hut; a bold structure built in 1983, which is set at an altitude of 4554 mt.

After a short break we will descend and climb the surrounding peaks like Zumstein 4563 mt and Parrotspitze 4432 mt.

In the afternoon, we will arrive at Gnifetti hut, a beautiful wooden mountain hut built on the top of a rocky ridge where you can really feel the mountaineering atmosphere.

Day 6: Sixth day

We will start from the Gnifetti hut and if the conditions of the group and the mountain allow, we will climb other peaks in the massif such as Balmenhorn, and Pyramid Vincent or Punta Giordani.

After the climb, we will descend down to Punta Indren and down to Staffal.

 

Equipment you will need to bring

High mountain boots, Mountaineering clothes, Backpack 30/35lt, Sunglasses Cat.3 min, Liner for the refuge


FAQs

What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

Previous mountaineering experience is good to have, but not mandatory at all.

It is very important to be able to hike in the mountains with the backpack for 6 hours, but of course, it depends on the overall group's physical condition

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

You need to have endurance training and a long hike with a backpack. You need to be able to manage 1000mt of ascent with a 10kg backpack

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

Yes, you need both mountaineering clothes and technical equipment (harness, helmet, ice axe, crampons).

The technical equipment can be rented on-site for 10€/item per day.

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

No, we will carry our own backpacks.

At the beginning of the tour, we will check the equipment together to avoid excessive backpack loads

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

We will stay in high mountain huts but with the best food experience in the Alps!

We will book everything for you, huts, lifts, hotel during the trip, and meals

What happens in the event of bad weather?

We will do our best to change the plans according to the weather.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?

No.

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

Maximum 1 Guide: 5 Clients

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

From June to September.

Can I join a group?

Of course!

In this page, you can find all the available dates.

But if you want a private tour, just add the number of persons and the desired periods and we will do our best to craft you a private experience!

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Pilier d'Angle Courmayeur Italy
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Grand Hotel Royal Courmayeur Italy
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Hotel Mont Blanc Courmayeur Italy
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About the guide

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Unusual Experience

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Guiding agency

Unusual Experience is a Mountain Guide-based association.
It grew up from the idea of delivering mountain adventures to a whole new level, very targeted on the growth of the client to deliver a fully personalized experience.
We offer also a large base of a group program from beginners to advanced people who prefer to join in a ready-to-go trip!

With seasonal scheduling we have backcountry skiing, freeride, and ice climbing programs for the winter and high mountain alpinism, 4000mt peak climbing, and rock climbing for the summer.

Last but not least we are strong mountain bike riders and ready to ride with you on some of the best ridge trails in the Alps!

Languages

English | French | Italian

Certificates

IFMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Alexander

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We had a fantastic time on the Monte Rosa Tour and couldn’t recommend the team and trip highly enough. The tour was extremely well planned to ensure we had the best chance of achieving our goals whilst having a great time, thanks to a perfect mix of climbing and learning whilst giving our bodies a chance to adapt/ acclimatise and rest. Each day was varied and exciting and our guides were extremely knowledgeable, safe and great fun to spend a week with. The course was perfectly tailored to the teams skill level and allowed us all to have a brilliant time. Can’t thank Enrico, Marco and Francesco enough. Cheers guys


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