Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
We will meet in Cervinia for an equipment check and a short briefing. Then, we’ll take the cable car to Plateau Rosa, where we’ll climb up to the Breithorn Pass and go on to the summit of the Breithorn. A quick descent takes us to the trail that running under the Central Breithorn, the Roccia Nera and Pollux, leading right up the Verra Pass. From there, in about 1 hour we descend to the Ayas Guides hut (3,400 m). We’ll spend the first night there.
From the Verra Pass we start the route up the Castor west face. Once at the summit (4,200 m) the viewpoint is magnificent, ranging from the Margherita Hut to the Lyskamm, from Gran Paradiso to Mont Blanc and from the Po Valley to the Swiss four-thousanders.
The descent will follow a fairly easy trail along a snowy ridge, which leads to a steep slope that takes us down to the Felik Pass and the Felik Glacier.
At 3,575 meters high, at the edge of the glacier, we’ll arrive at the Quintino Sella Hut, where we can enjoy a meal and spend the night.
For the first 2 hours we’ll walk along the Western Lys glacier. Then we must face a the steep climb to the Naso del Lyskamm. A fairly easy descent leads us to the Eastern Lys glacier, which we cross heading towards the Vincent Pyramid. Having reached the summit, we’ll take the trail to the Mantova Hut (3,500 m) where we will enjoy a meal and stay for the night.
Today we are going to reach the highest mountain hut in Europe, the Margherita Hut (4,554 m).
It is a gradual ascent passing by the summits of the Balmenhorn, the Schwarzhorn, the Ludwigshöhe, and the Zumsteinspitze. Finally, we reach the Signalkuppe Peak, where the Margherita Hut stands. Here, we will enjoy our meal and spend the night.
The last day of this trip will consist in go downhill all the way (a very long way). We go through the Grenzgletscher to the Monte Rosa Hut, the hut used for climbing the Monte Rosa’s highest peak: the Dufourspitze. Our descent continues until we reach the path to the Rotenboden train station, from which a rack railway heads down to Zermatt. From Zermatt, we will take the cable car to the Klein Matterhorn, then another cable car will take us down to Plateau Rosa, our ending point.
In Mountain Huts. Half-board accommodation prices in the mountain huts (Rates do not include beverages):
€65/70 per person at Ayas Guides’ hut (Lambronecca);
€60-73 per person at Quintino Sella and Felik hut;
€65 per person at Mantova hut;
€90 per person at Regina Margherita hut.
- Research and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days. Hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20 per person.
- Lifts tickets:
Breuil-Cervinia-Plateau Rosa multi-day round trip ticket €79€ per person;
Zermatt – Matterhorn Glacier Paradise 65CHF per person;
Rotenboden-Zermatt one-way ticket 40CHF per person.
- 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.
Founded in 2013 by Elis Martis and Silvia Pergami, 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.
We strive to guarantee unparalleled experiences for our clients and are constantly on the lookout for new adventures. 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 love to make your dreams come true! Determination and passion are our guiding principles and we hope to pass them on to you. We want to build 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.
Alberto, Alessandro, Claudio, Maurizio, Claudio, Jacopo, Giovanni, Elis e Silvia
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