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Stage monte Rosa: Dufour goal

Start date
11 June
End date
18 September
Max 5
2500 €
/ Each person

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


1st day

Arrival in Alagna and accommodation in a hotel/residence. Dinner and overnight stay

2nd day

The first day will begin with breakfast at 8:00. You will meet your guide who will explain how your week of training will work. Together with the guide, you will check all the necessary equipment, and if something is missing, we will help you find or rent it. Around 11, we will take the lifts to Bocchetta delle Pisse to test ourselves on the Cimalegna via ferrata. We will learn how to secure ourselves, move safely, and confront the vertical world. It's the first step towards your ascent of Monte Rosa. Return to Alagna, dinner, and overnight stay.

3rd day

We will use the Punta Indren cable car to reach the starting point of your first 4000-meter peak of the stage: Punta Giordani, your altitude test. The ascent to Punta Giordani is easy and not too demanding. It's a 3-hour climb for 750 meters of elevation gain on a glacier. This climb is essential to gauge if you'll be able to summit Monte Rosa. We will return to Alagna by 4:30 p.m. Ascending and descending in altitude will help you acclimate while awaiting the following days when we will face the ascent.

4th day

We will head towards Rifugio Gnifetti where we will practice with crampons, learning how to move on snow and perform essential safety maneuvers. We will climb the South Crest of the Piramide Vincent to confront high-altitude climbing and reach the second 4000-meter peak. Dinner and overnight stay at the hut.

5th day

Climb to Capanna Margherita, at 4554 meters, the highest refuge in Europe, on the summit of Punta Gnifetti. A memorable ascent of 900 meters in altitude.

6th day

The day we reach the summit. We will start at the crack of dawn to ascend Punta Dufour, a route we will tackle with attention and care, applying what we've learned in previous days to reach the 4633 meters of the summit. Then, we'll commence the descent, passing through the Christ of the Summits to reach Indren in time to take the cable car back to Alagna. Dinner and overnight stay.

7th day

After breakfast, it is time for your trip back home.


1 alpinist
2 alpinists
3 alpinists
4 alpinists
5 alpinists

The price includes

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.

Needed equipment

- 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)
- underpants
- gaiters
- rigid, ankle height, waterproof boots.
- two pair of ski socks
- headlamp
- hat that covers your ears
- bag sheet for the hut
- sun screen & lip balm
- poles
- ice axe (if are used to it)
- helmet
- 1lt water bottle/thermos
- harness & crampons
- 30/40-liter compact backpack that doesn't hinder movement
- ID/passport
- 2 carabiners with screw gate
- 1 x 120 cm sling

Please note, a sleeping bag liner is mandatory in all mountain huts.
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Please note

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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