Mountaineering Course Monte Rosa is a complete program of 5 days in the Massif of Monte Rosa to learn technical skills but also general information about mountains, weather, snow and rock conditions, compass and GPS navigation and mostly about safety. Rope work and practical rescue exercises they also will be part of the training, mostly for crevasses rescue.
In the first three days we’ll get use to the altitude and learn as many things possible but anyway the main target in the second part of the program will be to do some nice climbs in The Monte Rosa including reaching one or two of his main summits and explore also culture, food and traditions of this beautiful part of The Alps.
|Mountaineering Course Monte Rosa 5 days
|Alagna – Monte Rosa
|Novice to Expert
|Max group size
|4 per guide
|Group of 4
|€ 1100 x person
|We can help you to find the gear you need or you can take your own. You need mountaineering clothing, mountaineering/trekking boots, harness, crampons, ice axe and helmet.
Day by day program Mountaineering Course Monte Rosa 5 days:
1st day: Meeting in Alagna in the morning where we will do the initial briefing about weather and conditions and we will check together clothing and climbing gear. It will be possible to rent all the gear you need. Please let us know in time if you need anything so we can organize for the renting with the local shop. As soon we are ready we will get the cablecar and reach Pianalunga, first cablecar station. From here we’ll walk up to Bocchetta delle Pisse where we’ll start the climb of the Via Ferrata di Cimalegna. During the climb your guide will find the time to explane most of the informations about short rope work and safety on different rock terrain. Climbing and rescue technique will also be part of the training. In the afternoon we’ll have a nice late lunch in Rifugio Grande Halte and we will plan for the following days program. Dinner in Rassa and lodge for the night in Locanda Margherita B&B.
2nd day: Early morning start to reach Alagna and the cablecar station. The second day will be dadicated to glacier training and altitude aclimatizing. We will reach Punta Indren, top station of the cablecar, and in about 4 hour of walk on the glacier, the Summit of Punta Giordani (4046 mt) , easiest 4000 meter peak in the Monte Rosa. Night in Locanda Margherita in Rassa.
3rd day: After an easy morning we drive back to Alagna and as soon we are ready we will get the cablecar and reach Punta Indren, and we’ll walk up to Capanna Gnifetti, the first mountain hut, where we will stay over night. In the afternoon we’ll explore the glacier beside the hut doing a bit of of training in ice climbing technique and crevasses rescue.
4th day: Early morning start to reach the summits of Ludwigshöhe (4342 mt). After the first summit we will climb up to Punta del Naso del Lyskamm (4272 mt) and on the way down we’ll reach the Rifugio Quintino Sella where we will stay over night.
5th day: Early morning start to reach the summits of Castore (4228 mt). back down to Rifugio Sella and Colle di Bettaforca and back to Alagna with the cablecar.
This is the “classic” program but other options are available and we can also tailor a program to suit you.
We can adapt the program to the weather and the itinerary is not strict, can be very flexible and for all levels and skills…
All of these programs must be booked in advance in order to secure hotel and hut accomadation.
Our guiding prices for this all-inclusive are based on the group size (I’ve seen it, take me to the BOOKING FORM)
|Price per person
– 5 days guiding with UIAGM mountain guide.
– 2 nights half-board in Locanda Margherita B&B and 2 night half-board in mountain hut.
– lift passes for all trip
– Accommodation in Locanda Margherita B&B the night before and after if needed.
– Lift passes and extra transfer if we have to change the itinerary in case of bad weather.
– Lunches and drinks in the huts/hotels
– Mountain rescue insurance:
|We highly recommend that you arrange your own personal insurance before undertaking any mountain activity.
You can have a look at your own country EUROP-ASSISTANCE, they normally have an outdoor insurance (Outdoor no problem), or we suggest to register as member of your country Alpine Club (like CAF or CAS or BMC, personal insurance is included and also discounted price at mountain huts. Here you can see the official list). If your country doesn’t have an Alpine Club you can also check out the Britannia Section of Alpenverein, that is now normally open also to non-resident in UK: www.alpenverein.at/britannia/membership/
– Glacier equipment (crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet) and avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack if required.
|Download the recommended EQUIPMENT LIST for this program here: General climb in The Alps Equipment list Eng.
Group size: max. 4 people per guide. Private groups only.
This is the “classic” program but other options are available and we can also tailor a program to suit you. All of these programs must be booked in advance in order to secure hotel and huts accommodation.
Program in collaboration with OVERALP Tour Operator.