Off-piste descents, glacier excursions, via ferratas, heli-skiing…there is certainly no shortage of adrenaline rushing activities here in Alagna. Monte Rosa, which with no surprise is known internationally as Freeride Paradise, is actually much more than an alpine massif where you can unleash your desire for fresh snow. In this pristine corner, you can practice mountaineering activities in every form, from the most extreme to the most accessible. Either way, the support and accompaniment of one of our guides of Alagna, Gressoney or Ayas is essential. Every day these Alpine guides, all IFMGA climbing professionals, climb the highest peaks of Monte Rosa. They are the ones who know the routes, the weather conditions and the risk factors because most of them were born and bred in these valleys. And it is the guides of Alagna, Gressoney and Ayas that you have to rely on when you decide to embark on an excursion with skis, snowboard, hiking boots, crampons or ice axes.
The birth of mountaineering in the Alps has its roots in the second half of the 19th century, with the first organized ascents of the most famous and sought-after peaks. This was an epic event that deeply affected and changed the daily life of Alagna, Gressoney and Ayas. The first high altitude mountain refuges and the first hotels in the village were built. The urban aspect of the two municipalities was transformed and the people, from simple inhabitants living in these areas, became aware of their unique existence and consequently developed new professions. Thus, the professions of Monte Rosa Alpine Guides and porters were created. Today the Alpine guides of Monte Rosa represent the best mountain specialists, in every season and in any condition. With their technical-scientific expertise, these interlocutors are the embodiment of the ideal companion at all levels of difficulty, not only for those who want to practice mountaineering, but also for those who want to try their hand at climbing, go off-piste skiing or perhaps try out heli-skiing.
Climbing to an altitude for an off-piste descent, reach the spectacular hut, Capanna Regina Margherita, the highest refuge in Europe, as well as climb Catore and Polluce peaks, the classic Monterosa's 4000, requires, first of all, an impeccable organization of tools and accessories. Buying the latest generation ARVA online (the Avalanche Research Device) or the lighter boots you can find is not enough: you need to choose the right technical clothing, sunglasses, ski poles, as well as cream to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. The guides, of course, will give that first essential consultation to anyone who wants specific advice. Timing is also foundamental: a freeride tour cannot be booked overnight, because conditions, at certain altitudes, are prone to sudden changes. Added to this; there is the constant tourist flow on Monte Rosa, in particular during high season. It is, therefore, worth to start your planning early and consider booking your excursion well ahead of time before your presumed date.
360 € with 1 skier
180€ with 2 skiers
130 € with 3 skiers
110 € with 4 skiers
90 € with 5 skiers
80 € with 6 skiers
75 € with 7 skiers
The Alpine Guides groups are made up of numerous professionals with different backgrounds, each of whom is engaged in excursions and tours throughout the year both in Italy and abroad. Having established that it is advisable to contact them in advance in order to avoid finding their calendar already full, we would like everyone to have the opportunity to see the faces and read up on the career paths of our guides, in order to ensure a targeted and conscious choice. Despite the physical distance imposed by the web, it is clear that being able to formulate a first impression about your companion is of great importance to start your adventure in the best possible way. Below, we have collected presentation cards with photos and texts which were personally written and compiled by our guides. With a click of your mouse, you can read all about them, take your pick and then, contact them to organize your wonderful excursion in the mountains!