Ascension to Capanna Margherita with mountain guide

Reach Punta Gnifetti (4554m) and visit the highest refuge in Europe

Prezzo: 380,00

Partecipants:

Add insurance for dangerous sports

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Reach Europe’s highest refuge, Capanna Margherita, to admire beautiful views, where your gaze is lost in infinity. An unforgettable experience you won’t be able to resist

Schedule

DAY 1
Meeting in Stafal, Gressoney in the late morning (possible time from 10:00 to 12:00). We will take the lifts towards Punta Indren (sometimes the appointment is given directly at Punta Indren).
Overnight stay at the Gnifetti Refuge or Mantua.

DAY 2
Wake up before dawn, breakfast and departure towards Punta Gnifetti (4554m) where we will reach Capanna Margherita for a snack/lunch break.
Return to Gnifetti or Mantua and then go down to the Punta Indren cable car

Difference in altitude: approximately 1000m D+
Distance Return: approximately 9km

Group of maximum 5 people and minimum 3

Dates
  • 29-30 June 2024
  • 6-7 July 2024
  • 27-28 July 2024
  • 14-15 August 2024
  • 15-16 August 2024
  • 14-15 September 2024
  • Other days on request (For already formed groups of at least 3 people)

(we have already booked the refuges, other dates on request)

Participants:

  • maximum number 5
  • minimum number 3

Are you alone?! We’ll take care of finding your climbing partners!

Required skills

Good physical training for mountain treks. At least 1500m D+ uphill during trekking as a prerequisite. (no climbing of this prerequisite during the event).
No previous experience on 4000m.

Good physical training for mountain treks. At least 1500m D+ uphill during trekking as a prerequisite. (no climbing of this prerequisite during the event).
No previous experience on 4000m.

The price includes

  • Mountain Guide Instructor for 2 days;
  • Common equipment (ropes, carabiners, lanyards, etc.)
  • Sign up to the Adventure Dreamers group in your region and be able to participate in free self-organised activities of our members throughout the year.

The price does not include

  • Half board in refuge
  • The guide’s accommodation and food costs, to be divided into the group (€55 half board)
  • The costs of the personal cable car return (around €40) and the guide (to be divided between the participants)
  • Travel expenses ► you can organize with the other participants
  • Personal and guide’s lunches or packed lunches (to be divided among the participants)
  • Equipment rental: Harness, crampons, ice ax (See FAQ below)
  • Possibility of renting boots (at Ermanno sport in Staffal, near the lifts or in Aosta Monturastore AlpStation in Aosta)
  • Supplementary accident insurance ► more information
  • Anything not specified under “the price includes”

► Possibility of rental of the equipment with us! (except boots)

IMPORTANT!!!

The shelters have already been booked by Adventure Dreamers. We also paid advance booking deposits.

The balance of the refuges must be paid no later than 1 month from the start date of the event.

PAY FOR REFUGES NOW

EXPECTED COSTS FOR SHELTERS

Gnifetti refuge €95 half board

Required personal equipment

• Layered clothing suitable for high mountains (See FAQ below)
• Harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet (can be rented – See FAQ below)
• Sunglasses, sun cream, hat, two pairs of gloves, 30/40 LT mountaineering backpack
• Rigid high ankle cramponable mountain boots

See FAQ for a complete list of equipment and clothing

The Guides

AD works exclusively with certified UIAGM mountain guides

Over the years, an excellent relationship of cooperation, trust and friendship has been established with all the guides chosen for our events. We guarantee a professional and safe service thanks to the experience of our guides.

FAQ

Domande frequenti
Over 2 days and in a progressive manner, you will learn the basic techniques of rope formation and progression in a glacial environment. You will learn how to use ice axes and crampons and how to coordinate with your climbing partners. No previous experience is required, only good physical training.
Obviously good physical shape allows you to progress faster.
Progression above 4000m is more tiring than at low altitude, this is due to the lack of oxygen.
If you have mountain experience even in the summer season and can do trekking with more than 1500m of positive altitude difference without being too tired, you can participate.
The registration fee includes:

– 2 days with a mountain guide
– Membership in the Adventure Dreamers group in your region, being able to participate in free self-organised activities of our members throughout the year.

However, it does not include the night and half board in a personal refuge and that of the guide (to be shared among the group), personal and mountain guide lunches, travel to the places where the event takes place and rental of ice axes, crampons and harnesses.
The climb will take place in the Monte Rosa massif in the locations indicated in the Program. Meet at Gressoney Staffal to take the cable car to Punta Indren around lunch time.
The specific time will be indicated by the mountain guide on the WhatsApp group created specifically for the event about a week before.
It is possible to organize cars from Milan, Turin or the main urban centers and share travel costs. Also for those arriving by public transport in Aosta. The organization of transport is autonomous and personal. It can be organized between participants on a WhatsApp group to share cars.

Appointment in Stafal, Gressoney on the first day around lunchtime (from 10 to 12 possible appointment time – precise time and location will be communicated on the WhatsApp group).

The WhatsApp group will be created about a week before the event!

The cars will be left at the car park of the Staffal cable cars, Gressoney.
On the morning of the climb to Capanna Margherita, from the Gnifetti/Mantova refuge, the wake-up call will be around 5 am (the time will depend on the temperatures). The itinerary will be tackled at first light for reasons of safety and stability of the glacier.
The mountain guides will establish the time based on the weather conditions, which are always subject to changes for your safety and that of others.

Appointment in Staffal, Gressoney, on the first day for approximately lunch time (from 10 to 12 possible appointment time – precise time and location will be communicated on the WhatsApp group a few days before based on the weather report).

The WhatsApp group will be created about a week before the event!
In case of bad weather predicted by the guide the event will be cancelled. If the guide decides to confirm the event because he considers a high success rate and sufficient safety conditions with respect to the weather, the cost of the event will not be refundable. No refunds will be given if a member of the group is unable to reach the summit or if the guide decides to descend due to reasons due to the group’s abilities or the weather.
Winter mountain clothing, “onion” clothing is recommended, i.e. with various layers to be adjusted based on the temperature:
– thermal underwear
– pail or soft shell type layer – waterproof shell + warm down jacket or similar
– Trousers in soft-shell or goretex shell or similar
– Hat or headband
– two pairs of snow gloves (one warm and one lighter and more sensitive)
– fog mask and sunglasses
– UV rays protective cream
– Front
– Backpack 30/40 LT
– Sheet bag
– Telescopic poles (optional but very useful)
– Waterproof, rigid, high-ankle mountain boots (boots for universal crampons are also fine)
-bars/dried fruit/gel for the climb
-water bottle

– Mountaineering equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons) ► Possibility of rental or purchase of ‘equipment!
– Boots can be rented at the store Alp Station of Aosta(you have to arrange the rental yourself)
Common equipment such as ropes, webbing, carabiners etc. the mountain guide will bring it.

RENTAL The request for rental equipment must be communicated in good time, at least one week before the start of the event.
However, we recommend communicating this when purchasing the event. The guide will bring all the equipment directly to the event.

You can book your equipment from HERE

NOTE: We do not provide boot rental. Boots can be rented at: – Ermanno Sport shop in Staffal (you have to arrange the rental yourself, the shop is located near the ski lifts, +39 3470802910 / +39 3472800006) – Monturastore AlpStation shop in Aosta (you have to arrange the rental yourself, the shop is located in Saint-christophe, Aosta, tel. 0165 267898) Useful links for choice of equipment and clothing
• BAD WEATHER: In case of bad weather predicted by the guide, the event will be canceled by the guide. If the guide decides to confirm the event because he considers a high success rate and sufficient safety conditions in relation to the weather, the climb will be confirmed and the cost of the event will not be refundable. Usually the dawn is stable in the mountains, to guarantee the success of the stage, the wake-up and ascent times may be varied.
• FAILURE TO PARTICIPATE: if you are unable to participate due to personal reasons it will not be possible to receive a refund.
• FAILURE TO REACH THE MINIMUM NUMBER: if the group of participants does not reach the minimum number, you will be entitled to a refund or you can use the fee for any other event. It’s your choice!
• INAPPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT: it is not possible to receive a refund if you do not have the mandatory technical equipment and/or unsuitable clothing. In this case the guide may decide not to let you participate in the climb • FAILURE TO REACH A PEAK: in case of failure to reach a peak foreseen in the program, no refund will be provided.
• OTHER CAUSES: for any other cause of cancellation on our part you are entitled to a refund.
• COVID OR OTHER ILLNESSES/INJURIES: there is no refund due to COVID, various injuries or other illnesses. No refunds will be given if a member of the group is unable to reach the summit or if the guide decides to descend due to reasons due to the group’s abilities or the weather. The group agrees to respect the unquestionable judgment of the Alpine Guide and that nothing is owed by the organization.
To consult all the information relating to our courses click HERE

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