You will probably not sleep much and return home exhausted, but it will be an unforgettable experience; a promise of 3 days on the glacier of Mont Rosa with overnight stays at Capanna Margherita is an experience to be lived once in your life, because the view from up there is absolutely spectacular.
day 1 Meeting point in Alagna at 2:30pm at the Alagna.it booking centre in via dei Walser 6. Equipment check and technical equipment and material distribution. Ascent in cableway up to Indren and then a hike up to Capanna Gniffeti, with an estimated arrival time of 5pm. It is a short, 30 minute, but tough hike from the cableway at Indren to Gnifetti, but we’ll do it calmly with long breaks to lessen the problems mountain sickness, caused by the difference in level of over 1000mt, can give. Dinner and overnight stay.
day 2 The hike to Capanna Margherita starts at the crack of dawn, roped and accompanied by a guide who will take you on a memorable journey. We will arrive at Capanna Margherita around mid morning and after a lunch and a well deserved rest, you will be ready for an evening in the highest refuge in Europe and where a breathtaking sunset will be etched in your memory forever.
day 3 After breakfast, we will descend to Alagna passing by Cristo delle Vette and Piramide Vincent, two prestigious 4000 m of the Mont Rosa massive; then descend to Indren and lastly a cableway ride down to Alagna.
THE PRICE INCLUDES
A UIAGM guide for the 3 day tour, half board at Capanna Gnifetti, half board at Capanna Margherita, return ticket on the cableway, technical equipment (harness, crampons).
THE GEAR YOU NEED
High altitude outfit, wind jacket, glacier glasses, suncream, hat, gloves, 35 liter backpack, glacier boots, crampons, gaiters, thermos, torch, trekking sticks and harness.