Alpine mountaineering ascent to Regina Margherita Hut

One of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team has a big plan for you in the Alps: to reach the Regina Margherita, the highest mountain hut in Europe.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    I am offering 5 places to form a brave group of climbers who want to reach up to the Regina Margherita, the highest mountain hut of the Alps.

    The Regina Margherita is a guarded mountain hut located in the Alps, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It is located at the top of Signalkuppe, one of the highest peaks of the Monte Rosa Massif. Its altitude is 4,549 meters, being thus the highest mountain hut of all Europe. In addition, it is an interesting astronomical observatory.

    During this 2-day alpine mountaineering ascent we’ll gain a remarkable elevation, although with no extreme difficulty. And once at the Regina Margherita Hut you won’t believe such a great viewpoint over the Alps!

    The peak where this refuge lies is the Signalkuppe, the 4th highest summit in the Monte Rosa group and the 5th in the Alps. That mountain offers a classic climbing itinerary without major technical difficulties despite its altitude.

    With the intention of giving you an estimate idea about the itinerary, I’ll share with you a sample program. Please keep in mind that it will depend on snow and weather conditions as well as the dates of opening / closing of the lift facilities.

    SAMPLE ITINERARY

    Day 1

    We will meet in Staffal, Gressoney. We’ll have a short talk about the next days and the checking of equipment. Then, we’ll take the cable car to Punta Indren at 3,270 m. From here, we start walking either to the Mantova Hut or directly to the Capanna Gnifetti (3,647 m). This walk will take us about 2:30 hours. We’ll have dinner and spend the night in one of those mountain huts. The altitude gain for the day will be 400 vertical meters.

    Day 2

    Today we’ll leave the hut after breakfast. Time to put our crampons on and climb the glacier until we are near the Balmenhorn and the Vincent Pyramid. After that, we will get to the Lysjoch Pass at 4,250 meters above sea level. We then must descend under the Parrotspitze to reach the Signalkuppe. The final section consists in a steep trail leading us finally to the Regina Margherita Hut at 4,554 m. The return will be done by the same route we ascended. We will take the lift down to the parking lot, where this program ends. The round trip of this day will take around 9 hours, with an elevation of 900 meters of vertical drop.

    So, if you want to be part of my mountaineering group get in touch with me by filling out the form. I’ll be my pleasure to help you reach the Regina Margherita and conquer the highest hut in Europe. 

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    660 EUR

    Group of 2
    330 EUR

    Group of 3
    220 EUR

    Group of 4
    180 EUR

    Group of 5
    160 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     Price does not include personal equipment, just group equipment (rope, climbing material). Renting is 15€/day and includes crampons, ice axe and harness. Additional costs are 80€/day half board accomodation for you and 50€ for the Guide and 45€ for lifts. The cost of beverages and extra meals (lunch, snacks) are not included either.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Staffal, Gressoney - Aosta Valley

    Accommodation

    Mantova Hut or Capanna Gnifetti | Half-board at Mantova Hut €65 per person or Half-board in the Capanna Gnifetti €70 per person.

    More info

    - Research and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days.

    - Lifts: Staffal-Gabiet gondola + Gabiet-Passo dei Salati gondola + Passo dei Salati-Indren cable car, multi-day round trip ticket €40 per person. Nide d'Aigle-Saint Gervais ticket is 40€, Indren ticket is 47€.

    - Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners, without any liability attributable to the mountain guide.

    Accommodation in half boarding (beverages not included)

    Gnifetti hut is 75€ for clients, 45 for the Guide

    Margherita hut is 90€ for clients, 60€ for the Guide

    Sella refuge is 77€ for clients, 45€ for the Guide

    Extra for food and beverages

    1-2 night in a B&B 55-70€ for each night (in Italy)

    Tunnel MB ticket 58€

    Renting gear 20€/day

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Founded in 2013 by Elis Martis and Silvia Pergami, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

    Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.

    We strive to guarantee unparalleled experiences for our clients and are constantly on the lookout for new adventures. We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.

    We love to make your dreams come true! Determination and passion are our guiding principles and we hope to pass them on to you. We want to build strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.

    Alberto, Alessandro, Claudio, Maurizio, Claudio, Jacopo, Giovanni, Elis e Silvia

     
     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Peaks Hunter Mountain Guide Team

    • 4 reviews

     

    Gigio was careful, sober and supportive, Silvia outstanding in cooperativeness, problem solving and persistance. However, a little less cost effective as compared to other teams.
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    Laszlo
    During our mountain experience Elis was very confident, balanced emotionally, with a strong sense of responsibility for the security of his customers. He takes security very seriously and follows the minimum-risk scenario. Example: Elis insisted on compromising our planned Mont Blanc ascend and advised to consider more predictable mountain since the weather conditions made Italian way we were planning to take too dangerous for our level. He is also great in keeping very steady consistent pace as well as adapting to the group and infusing fun where it is safe to have it (e.g.: we tried crampon descend on a really steep sections and it was so much fun). We also got very well connected on a personal level. What can be improved: communication while planning all the details before the trip. We would appreciate to have more attention to details, more information about the trip and receiving it as early as possible instead of last minute. Since Mont Blanc did not happen this year, planning it with Elis for 2018. Thanks, a million Elis!
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    Andrii
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    Mája Šišková
    We didn´t reach the top because my daughter had big problems with her stomack, but Claudio took care after her and was very thoughtful. Thanks to him we reached at least Lysjoch.
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    Mája Šišková
     

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