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Monte Rosa 6-day backcountry splitboarding traverse

Join one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team on a 6-day backcountry splitboarding trip in the Monte Rosa massif, in the Italian Alps.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Monte Rosa is an ice-covered mountain massif lying on the eastern region of the Pennine Alps (also known as the Valais Alps), on the northwest of Italy, bounding with Switzerland. With an elevation of 4,634 meters, it is the second-highest mountain in the Alps and in the whole western Europe.

Monte Rosa is also one of the top mountaineering and backcountry skiing destinations in Europe. Given its high altitude, it features huge off-piste areas with deep powder during long seasons. Eternal snows and extensive glaciers largely cover the whole mountain, except for its granite ridge summit.

Our tour will depart from the Cervinia ski resort, located in the Aosta Valley, where we will take the lift up to the Plateau Rosa ski area (3,500m).

During 6 days, we will splitboard across Monte Rosa’s slopes and high valleys, spending the nights in different mountain refuges, among which is the famous Regina Margherita Hut (4,559m), the highest mountain shelter in Europe. As a highlight, we will traverse across several mountains in the area, visiting 6 peaks over 4,000 meters on the fifth day!

Explore the stunning Monte Rosa massif in this world-class splitboarding adventure. Send me your booking request now!

I also offer a ski touring version of this program. If you are looking for other splitboarding outings in the area, check out the Grand Saint Bernard pass 3-day tour and the Grand Paradiso National Park 6-day trip.

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Accommodation

Mountain refuges (Ayas Guides Refuge, Quintino Sella Refuge, Grifetti Refuge, Regina Margherita Hut, and Mantova Refuge)

More info

You need to bring the following equipment: • Splitboard, boots, bindings and skins • Ice axe • Crampons • Harness • Backpack with ARTVA, shovel and probe • High altitude clothing • Sun glasses and sunscreen I can help you with equipment rental. If you are interested, kindly let me know in advance.

Meeting point

Cervinia ski area, Aosta Valley, Italy


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Itinerary

Day 1: Cervinia - Breithorn

Meeting in Cervinia. Lift up to Plateau Rosa ski area. Ascent to Breithorn peak (4,164m). Overnight at the Ayas Guides Refuge.

Day 2: Castore

Splitboard across Castore mountain’s west side (4,228m). Felik pass traverse towards Quintino Sella Refuge.

Day 3: Lyskamm

Traverse across Lyskamm mountain’s south face (4,527m) and climb it’s “nose” (4,150m). Descent to Grifetti Refuge.

Day 4: Regina Margherita Hut

Splitboarding day towards Regina Margherita Hut, the highest refuge in Europe (4,559m).

Day 5: 6 peaks in a day

Traverse across 6 peaks over 4,000 meters: Punta Zumstain, Punta Parrot, Ludwigshoe, Como Nero, Balmenhorn, and Piramide Vincent. Overnight at the Mantova Refuge.

Day 6: Return to Cervinia

Descent to the Gressoney commune and drive back to Cervinia by bus.


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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