This 4-day tour with Marco, IFMGA certified mountain guide, will be a full immersion into the beautiful Monte Rosa, ski touring in great secret spots.
Monte Rosa, located in the eastern Pennine Alps, is a fantastic labyrinth composed of peaks over 4000 m and beautiful glaciers. During this trip, the immersion in a mountainous environment will be total.
For example, we will ski through the Grenz- Gletscher. We will return to Alagna going by Breithorn (4167 m) and Castor (4220 m).
Each night we will sleep in a different mountain hut. All of them are in a beautiful setting.
Did you find this proposal interesting? Then please contact me so we can start planning and set a date!
And if you want, have a look at another trip that I offer in Monte Rosa!
Group of 1
EUR 1680 Each
Group of 2
EUR 840 Each
Group of 3
EUR 560 Each
Group of 4
EUR 420 Each
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
We leave from Alagna Valsesia. After checking the equipment we take the lift up to Punta Indren (3270 m). Then we ascend on skis to the top of Punta Giordani (4045 m). A descent to Mantova hut (3480 m) follows.
We go up from the hut to Lysjoch (4250 m). Then we ascend to the Margherita hut (4559 m). We have a break and start the descent. Going through the Grenz glacier, we go down to the Monterosahutte (2890 m).
We descend until Furi (1900 m), then take the lift up to Klein Matterhorn. We climb to the top of the Breithorn (4167 m). Afterwards a descent on the south side takes us to Rifugio delle guide della Val d’Ayas (3380 m).
The last day is also the longest! We go up to the summit of Castore (4220 m), then descend through Colle di Felik. Afterwards we go back up to Naso del Lyskamm (4190 m), from where a long and beautiful descent takes us to Alagna (1200 m).
- Mantova hut - Monterosahutte - Rifugio delle guide della Val d'Ayas
The minimum group size is 4 people.
I will take care of the logistics and the reservation of the mountain hut. If you don't have some of the technical equipment (harness, crampons, ice axe, snow beep) you can rent it with me.
Equipment: high mountains gear, full ski-touring gear (skis with proper ski-touring bindings, skins, rampant), poles, ski mountaineering boots, avalanche transceiver (with extra batteries), shovel, probe, harness, crampons, 1 locking carabiner, heavy gloves or mittens, hat, sunglasses, ski goggles, sun cream, head light.
In Alagna Valsesia
I am Marco, and I am an UIAGM certified mountain guide since 2003. I started rock climbing when I was 14, and at the age of 20 I climbed the great Californian walls of El Capitan. Then i explored Patagonia, climbing the mythical Fitz Roy. I have also opened new routes in the Moroccan High Atlas and in the Alps.
My passion for the mountains drives me to work throughout the year, looking for new adventures. Depending on the season, I take my clients rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, freeriding, hiking... Either in the Alps, since i'm based in the Monte Rosa area, or in many other countries, in different continents.
The mountain as a playground has no limits!
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Alagna Valsesia, Piedmont
Nicholas and Digby
I just wanted to thank you very much for all the help in the difficult snow conditions. The primary aim of teaching Digby and reminding me of avalanche protocols and about skinning have been fully achieved. You made it all fund, clear and precise. Too bad we had poor conditions, but we still found some reasonable snow and mashed an awesome couloir, so we did really well considering. So thank you very much and only sorry that we could not make full use of you for the full five days.
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Our Guide Massimo was very professional. We were heading to the Margharita hut at 4,559 meters but unfortunately one of us got mountain sickness at 4,100 at Piramide Vincent. Furthermore the weather was getting worse...lots of wind and snow starting. Our guide was very firm and 'advised' to go back to the Mantova hut. We were extremely lucky because a few hours later the storm was very bad and as people may have heart, 2 Italian ladies died at Primade Vincent from the cold . So Massimo thanks for your perseverance!
We had an amazing climbing experience which was primarily duw to the excellent and experienced guide (Marco and Paolo). High calibre individuals wgo really care about the group’s well being and pushing the tea. To their limits in a good way. The only comment we have is the primitive toilet facilities and lack of water to wash up at Margerita hutte.
Marco helped arrange for our group to have 2 amazing guides: Paolo and Pietro. We were a large group of 11 people with no glacier crossing experience as well as variable fitness and comfort levels. Our guides brought all the necessary equipment and made sure that safely was a priority. They helped give extra support to those in the group that needed assistance. There is a brand new route to the Monte Rosa Hutte (open since mid-June 2019). Our guides hadn't taken the new route yet and took us on the old route on the way up to the hut. After having a day to gauge the group ability, and gathering more information about the new route at the hut, we did the new route on the way back to Zermatt. Everyone in the group had a great time.
Our guide was Pietro and not marco like we initially thought. Pietro was awesome, it is all about his clients and most importantly safety. We did two runs and it was an incredible experience. Guide is a must to explore the hidden spots because Monterosa ski is massive.
PAOLO was an amazing guide. This trip was the “craziest” experience of our groups lives. We saw incredible terrain, had great snow, and challenged ourselves. Highly recommend
We had a fablupus day. We were initially booked with Marco but due to the weather we went later in the week and Marco wasn't available. We had another guide called Paolo Tombini and he was very good, very professional and good company.
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