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3-day mountaineering tour in Monte Rosa

Join a certified guide on this 3-day mountaineering trip in Monte Rosa: ascend Punta Gnifetti, Pyramide Vincent, Zumstein peak and more!

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Alps

3 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Beginner


Highlights

  • The ascent of Punta Gnifetti (Signalkuppe 4554m) by a glacial route
  • The most beautiful summits of the Alps concentrated in one area
  • Learning mountaineering techniques

Description

This Monte Rosa climbing program is ideal to tackle several 4000-meter peaks and train your mountain climbing skills.

We will be in a glacial environment in the stunning Monte Rosa massif. The program is progressive, each day will prepare us for the next.

First, we reach the Mantova refuge easily with the help of the cable car. The hut will be our base at the heart of Monte Rosa. During these 3 days of mountaineering, we will cover the basics of crampon use as well as high mountain safety techniques. Then we will attack the emblematic 4000s of Monte Rosa.

This program is adequate for eager beginners. Although it doesn't involve great difficulty, you are advised to have some experience walking with crampons and hiking in the mountains carrying your backpack with some gear in it.

You should be used to outdoor sports and do endurance sports on a regular basis (cycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, swimming). If this is not the case, you should run at least 3 times a week (10 km/hr) two to three months before this alpine course. Expect to be on the go for 6 to 8 hours per day with approx 900 to 1300 m ascent/descent.

If you would like to take on this amazing 3-day mountain climbing program in the Monte Rosa massif, then contact us, and let's start making all the necessary plans for this adventure to happen!

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 865 Each

Group of 2

EUR 865 Each

Group of 3

EUR 865 Each

Group of 4

EUR 865 Each

Group of 5

EUR 865 Each

Group of 6

EUR 865 Each

Group of 7

EUR 865 Each

Group of 8

EUR 865 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Itinerary

Day 1: Mantova mountain hut

We will meet in Gressoney-Staffal or pick you up in Oulx or Briançon and drive to Gressoney-Staffal in our minibus (a 2 1/2 hrs drive).

From there we set off to the Mantova mountain hut where we leave our bags. A glacier workshop near the mountain hut enables us to go over basic mountaineering techniques.

Ascent: + 300 m

Day 2: Punta Gniffetti ascent

Today’s aim is the Punta Gniffetti (4554 m). We will climb up the pointe Zumstein (4563 m) followed by the Pointe Parrot (4436 m).

We climb up the glacier to the beautiful Vincent Pyramide (4215 m), a nice and easy route to progressively get into the mountaineering universe. This climb is not to be missed out on and offers spectacular views of the Monte Rosa summits. If possible and according to the groups’ wishes and weather conditions, the ascent of the Lyskamm Nose may also be a feasible option.

Ascent/descent: + 715 m  / – 715 m

Day 3: Vincent Pyramide ascent

Last day in the Monte Rosa area, we climb up the glacier to the beautiful Vincent Pyramide (4215 m), a nice and easy route to progressively get into the mountaineering universe. This climb is not to be missed out on and offers spectacular views of the Monte Rosa summits. If possible and according to the groups’ wishes and weather conditions, the ascent of the Lyskamm Nose may also be a feasible option.

We head back to the mountain hut to grab our stuff and make our way down to Gressoney. It’s the end of the course for those coming by car. Transfer by minibus to Oulx or Briançon for the others.

Ascent/descent: + 1200 m /- 1500 m

 

Details

Accommodation

During the climb we will stay at the Mantova refuge.

More info

  • Group size: 4-5 people.

Meeting point

There are 2 possible meeting points for this tour: Chamonix – Les Houches Train Station at 8 am, Gressoney Staffal – Lifts at 10 :30 am

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: crampons, harness, ice axe, helmet, walking poles recommended. If you don't have the necessary equipment, you can rent it with me! Full pack (harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe, mountain shoes) 150€, harness 35€, mountain shoes 55€, crampons 50€, helmet 35€, ice axe 40€.


About the guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!

Languages

| Italian | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Cassis, Chamonix, Grindelwald, Courmayeur, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Brussels


What people are saying about this trip

Edward de Haan

4.00

August, 2019

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