"The King of Stone", that's what Monviso is called, the highest peak in the Cottian Alps. The ascent of Monviso is an alpine challenge characterized by a significant elevation and exposed sections on rocky terrain, technically manageable witha good fitness level.
Let yourself be amused by every moment of this climb, by its magnificent surroundings and the ever-changing landscape that gradually unfolds, offering breathtaking views from the Lower Piedmont plain to the entire Alpine range.
guide for the 2 days of the climb, half board at the Quintino Sella refuge, technical equipment if needed.
5 layers of clothing for the upper body (thermal shirt, light fleece, heavy fleece, down jacket, anorak.)
two set of gloves (soft and ski ones)
sunglasses (with 3 or 4 protection)
heavy trousers (windproof)
rigid, ankle height, waterproof boots.
two pair of ski socks
hat that covers your ears
bag sheet for the hut
sun screen & lip balm
ice axe (if are used to it)
helmet is recommended but not mandatory
1lt water bottle/thermos
harness & crampons
Please note, a sleeping bag liner is mandatory in all mountain huts.
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TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS REQUIRED: trained hikers able to face a height difference of about 1000 m in 5 hours, some of which to be climbed on rocky terrain and a descent of as many hours (adding the return from the refuge to the car)
Mountaineering is a dangerous activity by nature, the Monte Rosa guides, all UIAGM certified, undertake to do everything possible to minimize the dangers but the risk can never be eliminated and must be accepted before registering for the our activities.
The Monte Rosa Guides will always do their best to help you achieve your goals and ensure you have the best possible experience; however you must agree to rely on their unquestionable judgment while you are in the mountains and to respect any decision they make, including the return, if it is deemed necessary. Being adequately prepared and having a minimum standard of fitness is necessary to maintain an adequate margin of safety in our activities. If, due to your physical condition or for any other reason, your guide decides that you are not ready for the activity you have chosen, you will be offered alternatives adapted to your level of preparation.
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