Haste is almost always disappointing, take time to reach your goal by enjoying the journey
Individual fee: 720 €
Day 1. Meeting place in Alagna at 09.30 am at the offices of Lyskamm Travel. Equipment check and distribution of technical materials. A hike up the beautiful valley, Val d’Otro to the Follu mountain huts. An almost relaxing day – to begin with, a slow ascent without traumatizing your body and an evening in a hut surrounded in old fashioned atmosphere, where both words and silence are pleasant companions. (1200 to 1800 m)
Day 2. Ascent to Refuge Vigevano via the Zube pass, where the grass becomes moss and lichens give way to rocks, slowly acclimatizing to the altitude. (From 1800 to 2800 m)
Day 3. Ascent to Capanna Gnifetti, the historical point of contact of all the climbs on the south side of Monte Rosa, through the Stolemberg pass along beaten trails by climbers from past centuries. (From 2800 to 3600 m). At the pass Passo Salati we’ll meet someone from the agency who will provide the necessary alpine climbing equipment and take the trekking equipment back down to the valley, to allow the ascent to the highest peaks to be lightweight and organized
Day 4. Ascent to Capanna Margherita where daylight hours are unreal and the evenings magical. We will take the time to enjoy our surroundings during the ascent, to discover the peaks in view and dine in the highest refuge in Europe while watching the shadows rise from the valley. (From 3600 to 4500 m)
Day 5. Return to the valley via refuge Gnifetti for lunch and a final drink on arrival in Indren, where it’ll be possible to use the ski lift back to Alagna.
This is a very special way to meet new people, but requires tolerance and ability to share emotions and fatigue when under stress
INDIVIDUAL PARTECIPATION FEE:
pice with groups of min 4
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
escort by a UIAGM guide, full board with packed lunches, dinner on the first day to lunch on the last, transfer of high mountain equipment to Indren, technical equipment (harness and any equipment needed if available)
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, ice-axe and harness.