At the head of the glacial basin of Lys, at a height of 3637m on the Garstlet glacier, Gnifetti Hut known as Capanna Gnifetti sleeps 177 in rooms of 4/6 double bunks and a large room sleeping 12.
It has bathrooms and communal washrooms, 5 showers, electric lighting, SOS radio rescue and
a winter shelter open during the period of closure.
Capanna Gnifetti is the base for all excursions on Mont Rosa. It is the historical stopover for more challenging climbs, for the ascent to Capanna Margherita and high altitude cross-overs.