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Mountaineering Course – Capanna Margherita

First steps
Start date
25 May
End date
25 May
Max 5
540 €
/ Each person

From 0 to 4000 m - Mountaineering Course: Capanna Margherita goal

Mountain climbing is your passion, and you want to take that next step, but you're not sure where to begin?
Our mountaineering course is tailored for you: three days to start acclimatizing to altitude, learn to take your first steps on a glacier, and reach the highest refuge in Europe!

No prior experience is needed; all you require is good physical fitness and some training, Monte Rosa guides will take care of the rest.
The course will provide you with the fundamentals and confidence to tackle the challenges of this iconic mountain ascent.


First day

Meeting in the morning at the Monterosa Booking - offices. Equipment check and distribution of technical gear. Ascent by cable car to Passo dei Salati, where we will meet the guide at 2:30 PM. We will then use the ski lifts to reach Punta Indren (3260 m) and continue on foot to Rifugio Città di Mantova, where we should arrive by 5:00 PM. We will approach the route, which is short and not too demanding, with a relaxed pace and long breaks to acclimate to the altitude and mitigate any potential altitude sickness issues caused by the elevation gain of over 1000 meters, which is covered in just 30 minutes by cable car. Dinner and overnight stay.

Second day

A day of the course dedicated to getting to know the glacier, learning how to use crampons, and understanding safety techniques for moving in high mountains. Dinner and overnight stay at Rifugio Città di Mantova.

Third day

The objective of this day is to reach your first 4,000-meter peak, such as Punta Vincent (4,215 m), one of the first summits of Monte Rosa from where you will enjoy a magnificent view. The specific summit you'll reach will depend on the experience and physical fitness of your group, as well as the weather and glacier conditions. In any case, you will return home with an understanding of what mountaineering is and whether you are ready for the next step, which is ascending to Capanna Margherita.


1 alpinist
€ 1150
2 alpinists
€ 950
3 alpinists
€ 720
4 alpinists
€ 600
5 alpinists
€ 540
Group hike ( 4-5 alpinist)
€ 620

The price includes

three days of guidance by a UIAGM-certified guide, half-board accommodation at Rifugio Città di Mantova for 2 nights, round-trip cable car ticket, technical equipment if you do not have it (harness, crampons), half-board for the guide.

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
- helmet is recommended but not compulsory
- 1lt water bottle/thermos
- harness & crampons

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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