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The Giordani peak, your first 4000

Level: Beginners
Start date: 1 June
End date: 15 September
Participants: Max 5

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Giordani Peak, the southernmost pinnacle in the Monte Rosa massif, offers an ideal introduction to high-altitude mountaineering. Despite lacking formidable technical challenges, it provides a gradual ascent with consistently enduring slopes. Especially in the final stretch towards the summit!

Ascending Giordani Peak on Monte Rosa presents an opportunity to grasp mountaineering’s essence, paving the way for future adventures. If reaching Capanna Margherita seems daunting, Giordani Peak serves as the initial step. A climb that builds essential skills and allows you to experience the thrill of conquering challenges in high-altitude environments.

For an even more immersive experience, take a look at the live panorama from the webcam, capturing the captivating scenery and inspiring views of the surrounding Alpine landscape. As you envision yourself climbing the Giordani  Peak, the allure of the Alps becomes even more enticing.

1 alpinist € 540,00
2 alpinists € 300,00 / person
3 alpinists € 220,00 / person
4 alpinists € 180,00 / person
5 alpinists € 160,00 / person
The price includes
IFMGA  mountain guide for the day, round-trip cable car to Indren, technical equipment if needed (harness, crampons).

The adventure begins with a rendezvous at Passo dei Salati, where participants meet their IFGMA mountain guide. Here, the team conducts a comprehensive check of equipment, ensuring that everyone is properly outfitted with the necessary technical gear.

From Passo dei Salati, the group embarks on an ascent to Punta Indren (3270 m) using lifts, treating participants to a scenic journey with breathtaking views. Following this ascent, the journey continues with a roughly 2.5-hour climb to Punta Giordani. The route meanders along the glacier, providing an immersive experience in the awe-inspiring mountainous terrain.

The return journey unfolds by utilizing lifts from Punta Indren back to Passo dei Salati. The return to Alagna or Gressoney is accomplished using the Monterosa Ski facilities.

Throughout the adventure, the schedule remains flexible, subject to adjustments based on weather conditions and the dynamics of the group. Participants are reminded to bring ample water, snacks, and weather-appropriate clothing to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

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

Difficulty: F (Easy) – An uncomplicated glacier excursion.

Ascent Duration: Between 2.5 to 3 hours.

Elevation Gain: 750 meters.

FAQ #1 – Will I suffer from altitude sickness?
High altitude can cause altitude sickness, with symptoms such as headaches, nausea, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. These symptoms can vary from person to person. Some people adapt more easily to altitude than others. If possible, gradual acclimatization by spending time at higher altitudes before reaching 4000 meters can help reduce altitude sickness symptoms. Good physical fitness can also aid adaptation to altitude.
FAQ #2 – Are there any medications that can help with altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness is highly subjective, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. It is advisable to bring only the headache and nausea medications that you are already familiar with and have used before. Nevertheless, we recommend consulting your primary healthcare provider for personalized advice
FAQ #3 – What happens if I feel unwell during the ascent?
If you feel unwell in the refuge, we will organize an early descent. If you feel unwell along the route, we will turn back. In the case of severe discomfort, the accompanying guide will alert rescue services, and you will be evacuated by helicopter.
FAQ #4 – Can I join a group if I’m alone?
Of course! Select the experience you would like to join, you will find all available dates on the group outings page here
FAQ #5 – What altitude is reached on this excursion?
Punta Giordani, the southernmost 4000-meter peak of the Monte Rosa massif, reaches an altitude of 4046 meters.
FAQ #6 – Can I rent high mountain clothing and equipment?
You can rent equipment (boots, poles, ice axe) in Alagna, Gressoney and Champoluc. However, it will not be possible to rent clothing.
FAQ #7 – If I do not reach the summit, will I be refunded?
No, there will be no refunds as you will have already used the refuge, guide, and lifts.
FAQ #8 – What is the required fitness level for the excursion?
To successfully complete this experience, you need good physical endurance and training that allows you to sustain at least 4/5 hours of uphill walking plus the same amount in descent.

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The Giordani peak, your first 4000