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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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. 

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

Meeting point

Staffal, Gressoney - Aosta Valley

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About the guide

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Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, 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.

Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! 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 want to build a 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.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.

Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!

Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 681 each

Group of 2

EUR 341 each

Group of 3

EUR 227 each

Group of 4

EUR 186 each

Group of 5

EUR 165 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• 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.


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