3-day mountaineering tour in Monte Rosa

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Join a certified guid from the Azimut Montagne team 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


Description

Do you feel the need to take a break? Do you want to take a good dose of fresh air, enjoy splendid views and exercise for 3 days? Then join me in the ascent of Monte Rosa. 

It’s an ideal program if you want to ascend not one, but several 4000s. Besides, the ascents are not particularly difficult so the focus is in enjoying the journey.

We will be in a glacial atmosphere, with imposing mountain faces at the Monte Rosa massif. The program is progressive, thus preparing us each day for the following day.

Firstly we reach the Mantova refuge easily with the help of the cablecar. This refuge will be our base at the heart of Monte Rosa. During these 3 days 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.

The top reasons why I like guiding my friends and clients here are:
– The ascent of Punta Gnifetti (Signalkuppe 4554m) by a glacial route
– The most beautiful summits of the Alps concentrated in one area

This program is adequate for eager beginners! No specific difficulty. However, you are advised to have some experience walking with crampons and to be used to walking off-trail in the mountains carrying your backpack with some gear in it. You should be able to cope with walking at altitudes above 3000 minimum.

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 are an established group let me know and I may adapt the program to suit your needs.

It’s an accessible and different program for mountain lovers. Find it interesting? Then please send me a request to start this adventure! And of course Monte Rosa is amazing in the winter as well, have a look at this freeride skiing program.

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.

Meals included: picnic and dinner

Accommodation included: mountain hut

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 a feasible option.

Meals included: breakfast, picnic and dinner

Accommodation included: mountain hut

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 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.

Meals included: breakfast and picnic

Ascent/descent: + 1200 m /- 1500 m

 

Details

Accommodation

During the climb we will stay at the Mantova refuge. If you need to book hotels in the area for before and after your climb, we recommend Hotel du Bois in Chamonix-Les Houches and Hotel Nordend in Gressoney Staffal.

More info

  • Group size: 4-5 people.
  • I recommend you to have cancellation insurance. Search and repatriation insurance is mandatory. I propose you to hire insurance through Europ Assistance upon booking the trip with me.
  • Equipment: 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€.

Meeting point

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

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About the guide

We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Aug 13, 2022 - Aug 15, 2022

EUR 892 per traveller

Aug 19, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022

EUR 892 per traveller

Aug 26, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022

EUR 892 per traveller

Sep 02, 2022 - Sep 04, 2022

EUR 892 per traveller

Sep 09, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022

EUR 892 per traveller

Sep 16, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022

EUR 892 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 892 Each

Group of 2

EUR 892 Each

Group of 3

EUR 892 Each

Group of 4

EUR 892 Each

Group of 5

EUR 892 Each

Group of 6

EUR 892 Each

Group of 7

EUR 892 Each

Group of 8

EUR 892 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

This is the price to join a group tour.




 

 

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