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Regina Margherita Hut – 2 days ascent Regina Margherita Hut – 2 days ascent

Regina Margherita Hut - 2 days ascent


At an altitude of 4,554 m, the Regina Margherita Hut is the highest astronomical observatory and mountain logde in Europe. The hut stands on Punta Gnifetti, the fourth highest of Monte Rosa. Discover all inclusive formula and reserve now your Margherita Hut ascent!
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

The best-known peak in the Monte Rosa group houses the Regina Margherita Hut, Europe’s highest mountain refuge and astronomical observatory. Built on the summit of Punta Gniffetti, also known as Signalkuppe, that get its name from ‘the Signal’, a prominent gendarme atop the east ridge. The hut was opened and dedicated to Queen Margherita on 4 September 1893, though the modern structure dates from 1980.

The climb, despite the notable gain in altitude, is relatively straightforward.

If you have a LITTLE or DON’T have ANY previous experience in mountaineering and you have never been on a glacier before, the 1-day “TRAINING ON MONT BLANC GLACIER” is the best choice for training and learning the basic techniques to tackle the first 4.000 m.

Discover the all inclusive program and contact us to book you ascent!

GROUP DEPARTURES

DAY

Difference in altitude: 400 m
Ascent time: 2-3 hours
Meeting point: meeting in Staffal (Gressoney) next to the lifts for equipment check and a short briefing.

We take the cable car up to Punta Indren (3,270 m). From there, we proceed on foot either to the Mantova Hut (3,498 m), about an hour’s walk, or directly to the Capanna Gnifetti (3,647 m), a walk of about two and a half hours. Dinner and overnight stay at one of the huts.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 400 m
Ascent time: 2-3 hours
Meeting point: meeting in Staffal (Gressoney) next to the lifts for equipment check and a short briefing.

We take the cable car up to Punta Indren (3,270 m). From there, we proceed on foot either to the Mantova Hut (3,498 m), about an hour’s walk, or directly to the Capanna Gnifetti (3,647 m), a walk of about two and a half hours. Dinner and overnight stay at one of the huts.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 900 m
Ascent/descent time: 7-9 hours

We set off either from Mantova hut or Capanna Gnifetti after breakfast.
We put crampons on to climb up the glacier until we get close to the Vincent Pyramid and the Balmenhorn, then, via the base of the Schwarzhorn, the Ludwigshöhe and the Parrotspitze, we reach the Lysjoch pass (4,250 m). A descending traverse under Parrotspitze takes us under the Signalkuppe; another traverse and a brief and steep final stretch leads us to the Margherita Hut, Europe’s highest building (4,554 m).
We descend by the same route to the hut from which we set off, then take the lift down to the parking lot.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 900 m
Ascent/descent time: 7-9 hours

We set off either from Mantova hut or Capanna Gnifetti after breakfast.
We put crampons on to climb up the glacier until we get close to the Vincent Pyramid and the Balmenhorn, then, via the base of the Schwarzhorn, the Ludwigshöhe and the Parrotspitze, we reach the Lysjoch pass (4,250 m). A descending traverse under Parrotspitze takes us under the Signalkuppe; another traverse and a brief and steep final stretch leads us to the Margherita Hut, Europe’s highest building (4,554 m).
We descend by the same route to the hut from which we set off, then take the lift down to the parking lot.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
2 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
low
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
intermediate
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 5 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 08/06 to 22/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
2 Days
low
intermediate
Max 5 for each Mountain Guide
from 08/06 to 22/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

490 € fee per person in open group
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM/IFMGA certified Mountain Guide
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation)
  • liability insurance
  • loan of personal equipment (harness, ice axe and crampons)
  • overnight stay in a refuge with half board
  • tickets for lift facilities
  • booking assistance service (including assistance for refuges and lifts reservation)

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • transfers
  • extra meals and beverages (for clients and Guide)
  • hiring of the trek poles (15€/per person)
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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