So, your dream is conquering the highest peaks of the old continent and you are thinking about reaching the top of Europe via the Mont Blanc stage? Why not consider the Monte Rosa stage! We have studied and carefully planned a route for you that will guide you to your goal in reaching the 4,633 m summit of Punta Dufour! By following our gradual acclimatization program, which progressively shows you the basic alpine climbing techniques and helps you to harmoniously approach cramponage, rock climbing and crest passages without any stress.
Four nights in Alagna in a double room in the historic Smitt house, 4 dinners in restaurants in Alagna, 4 breakfasts at the Dir un Don pub, 4 days with a UIAGM mountain guide, a personal guide for the ascent to the Dufour, half board at refuge Gnifetti, half board at refuge Margherita, crampons, harness and your via ferrata kit.
- 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 compulsory
- 1lt water bottle/thermos
- harness & crampons
Mountaineering is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injury or death. The guides of Monte Rosa are all UIAGM certified and are committed to doing everything possible to minimize the dangers, but the risk can never be eliminated and must be accepted before joining one of our groups.
The guides of Monte Rosa will always do their best to help you achieve your goals and ensure you have a very pleasant week; however, you must accept to rely on their unquestionable judgment while you are in the mountains and to respect and accept any decision they make. Being properly prepared and having a minimum standard of physical fitness is necessary to maintain an adequate safety margin in mountaineering climbs. If, due to your physical condition or for any other reason, your guide decides that you are not ready to attempt the ascent to Monte Rosa, you will be offered suitable alternatives.
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