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Altitude: from 1200m to 4554m |  State - Country: Aosta Valley - Courmayeur - Cervinia - Grssoney La Trinité |  Mountains: Monte Rosa |  Top Altitude: Capanna Margherita (SignalKuppe) 4554m

The Monte Rosa range is above Cervinia, Champoluc, Gressoney in Italye and Zermatt in Switzerland and forms the end of the Western Alps. The list of high peaks – there are more 4,000m peaks here than anywhere else in the Alps – is impressive, but it is the seemingly endless vertical descent of each ski-run which makes this area popular with ski tourers. It also has some of the wildest glaciers in the Alps.

It is no surprise why the Monte Rosa area is a ski-mountaineering favourite.

Our ski tour weaves its way along the Swiss/Italian border taking in many 4,000m peaks. Most of the terrain covered is above 3,500m so good touring conditions can be found in April. High altitude, steep terrain and long ascents make this a demanding advanced level tour where good ski mountaineering skills are essential.

DURATION

Five days in the mountain

DATES 2020 - 2021

Fitness level required

GROUPS

3 peoples.

COST

€ 1100 per person.

$USD 1,283 per person
£ 1,000 per person

INCLUDE

  Services of an Mountain Guide

  All transfers as shown in the program

  The cablecars tickets as shown in the program, including cablecars tickets of the Mountain Guide

  Half board in the huts, including the halfs boards of the Mountain Guide

NOT INCLUDE

  Accomodation

  Lunch in the mountain

  Mountaineering – Off Piste/Ski Mountaineering Insurance IMPORTANT: Please read this section.

  Transfer from/to airport,

  Airfare

  Anything not specified

NB Trip is confirmed from 3 peoples.

Day 0 - Sun
Arrival

Travel to Courmayeur, to arrive in time for the Evening Briefing.

Your guide will run through safety routines and kit checks, as well as hand out rental equipment for the week, before we go on to a detailed discussion of everyones ambitions for the week, together with the current weather and mountain conditions and how these affect our planning. We’ll also have maps and guidebooks to show you, so if you’ve any further questions or last minute requests, then this is the ideal time to bring them up before we head on to dinner.

Day 1 - Mon

6.00am – 4.00pm: From Courmayeur to Rifugio Guide di Ayas 3420m via Breithorn Summit 4165m

Early morning Transfer from Courmayeur to Cervinia and from here with the cable car at Plateau Rosa. The first 4000m ascent of the week is the Breithorn (4165m), a not long climb but good for acclimatization. In the first afternoon Descent to Rifugio Guide di Ayas
Overnight and Half board in the hut
This day you’ll need a packed lunch, as we’ll be out in the backcountry all day.
665m ascent - 745m descent ~4.30-5.30hrs.

Day 2 - Tue

6.30am – 4.00pm: From Rifugio Guide di Ayas to Rifugio Sella via Castor summit 4228m.

An early start for good conditions to skin to the summit of Castor (4228m). We traverse the narrow ridge of Castor on crampons. After some great mountain views, there is an exciting and sometimes steep ski descent to the Rifugio Quintino Sella 3585m.
Overnight and Half board in the hut
This day you’ll need a packed lunch, as we’ll be out in the backcountry all day.
810m ascent - 645m descent ~6.00-7.00hrs.

Day 3 - Wed

6.30am – 4.00pm: From Rifugio Sella to Rifugio Mantova via Naso del Lyskamm Summit 4228m.

From Rifugio Quintino Sella, we ascend by ski, the last part with Crampons, at Naso dei Lyskamm. A steep sideslip or abseil descends to the heavily crevassed Lys Glacier. We then ski down past the Rifugio Gnifetti Hut and on to the recently renovated Rifugio Mantova Hut (3498m) for the night. This is a very comfortable hut with a spectacular dining room over looking the Lys Glacier.
Overnight and Half board in the hut
This day you’ll need a packed lunch, as we’ll be out in the backcountry all day.
650m ascent - 750m descent ~6-7hrs.

Day 4 - Thu

5.00am – 4.00pm: Capanna Margherita (SignalKuppe) Ski Summit 4554m.

Today we reaches the highest point of the ski tour with an ascent of Signalkuppe (4554m) - Capanna Margherita (it is the highest hut in the Alps). On the return way we can climb Ludvigshohe (4341m) and Piramid Vicent (4215m) if mountain and forecast conditions allow. we return to the Rifugio Mantova Hut in the first afternoon.
Overnight and Half board in the hut
This day you’ll need a packed lunch, as we’ll be out in the backcountry all day.
1056m ascent and descent ~7-8hrs.

Day 5 - Fri

7.00am – 4.00pm: Punta Giordani Ski Summit 4046m

An early start to ascend to Giordani Peak 4046m and we descend to Staffal (Gressoney la Trinité). From Staffal return to Courmayeur.
This day you’ll need a packed lunch, as we’ll be out in the backcountry all day.
800m ascent - 2200m descent ~5-6hrs.

End of Program

Day 6 - Sat

Return home.

After a night of well-deserved rest, departure from Courmayeur for your destination.