Italian Monta Rosa Peaks Mountaineering Trip
A four day trip climbing some of the high peaks of the Mont Rosa massif.
Gressoney and the Monta Rosa peaks offer some fantastic mountaineering amougst the high snowy peaks of the masif. This trip gives us some good time at high altitude ticking off various summits in the area.
The aim is to give you a good refresher and acclimitisation in the first couple of days before we go peak bagging. It's quite possible to tick off five or six 4000m peaks around the Monta Rosa area. A great trip and good alternative to Mont Blanc.
Meet in Chamonix early and then drive through to Courmayeur. We use the skyway lift to access the high glacier and the Torino hut. This is a great area for acclimitisation as well as training and peak bagging. We test out all our equipment, do some technical training and try and stand on a summit too! A night in the Torino hut.
We have plenty of options from the hut and we aim to climb something in the early morning. Quite often we opt for the initial summit of the Entreves. After coffee back at the Torino hut we descend the lift before finding lunch in the valley. then we drive to Gressoney and use the lift system before climbing to the Mantova refuge.
This is high altitude climbing, and we have plenty of peaks to choose from. The 4200m Vincent Pyramid is just above the hut and is a great peak. The 4321m Corno Nero is just behind and we aim to climb that too. We spend the night in the higher Gnefetti refuge.
An early start gives us access to the high peaks, and we aim to climb the 4500m Punta Gniffeti. A long and interesting descent back past the hut awaits us before driving back to Chamonix.
Suitable for mountaineers with some prior experience of ice axes, crampons etc. A one/two day introduction to mountaineering is available before this trip starts.
You will need to be acclimitsed prior to this trip, so a day or two spent around Chamonix, walking and sightseeing above 2500m with some time at the Aiguille du Midi is a must. Or join us for a day or twos training and mountaineering beforehand.
Sunday 30th - Wednesday 3rd July 2019 - 1325€ per person.
Guiding fees, logistics, travel to Gressoney from Chamonix, three hut nights (half board) for you and your guide.
Lunches, snacks, water and drinks at the huts. Lift passes, Chamonix accommodation, equipment rental, insurance, flights and any other expenses not listed above.
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