If you've dreamt of reaching the summit of the second highest peak in Europe, the program Monte Rosa Top stage is perfect for you. Scaling the 4633 meters of Punta Dufour, following a gradual acclimatization program with a progressive approach to basic alpine climbing techniques, is the goal you should set for yourself if you aim to reach one of the highest peaks of the old continent.
We offer a meticulously designed itinerary, created to lead you to the summit of Punta Dufour through gradual progressions. This allows you to harmoniously approach techniques such as cramponing, rock climbing, and ridge passages, without stress
4 days in half board at Alagna in a Hotel or Residence, 4 days with a UIAGM mountain guide, Personal guidance for the ascent to Dufour, half board at Rifugio Gnifetti, half board at Rifugio Margherita, guide's half board, lift passes, crampons, harness, 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)
- 1lt water bottle/thermos
- harness & crampons
- 30/40-liter compact backpack that doesn't hinder movement
- 2 carabiners with screw gate
- 1 x 120 cm sling
Please note, a sleeping bag liner is mandatory in all mountain huts.
We suggest a lightweight, reusable sleeping bag liner. Let's protect the mountains from waste
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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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