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Parrot Peak and the ‘Easy’ 4000-meter Peaks of Monte Rosa

Level: Enthusiast
Start date: 1 June
End date: 15 September
Participants: Max 3

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Epic High-Altitude Adventure!

Discover a new dimension and leave the everyday routine behind with a spectacular experience on the 4000-meter peaks of the majestic Monte Rosa massif.

In this unforgettable 2-day tour, we will guide you to conquer 4 imposing summits that rise above 4000 meters. Embrace the thrill of climbing to:

  • Corno Nero (4321 m)
  • Ludwigshöhe (4342 m)
  • Punta Parrot (4435 m)
  • Cristo delle Vette (4037 m)

Prepare to be amazed by breathtaking panoramas and the joy of seeing the world from above.

Are you ready to take on this exhilarating challenge that will gift you with memories to last a lifetime? The mountains are calling, and the adventure awaits: are you ready to answer?

Details of the Climb:

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Highlights: Corno Nero, Ludwigshöhe, Punta Parrot, Cristo delle Vette
  • What we offer: High-altitude experience, incredible views, expert guidance

1 alpinist: € 1100,00
2 alpinists: € 620,00 / person
3 alpinists: € 470,00 / person


The price includes: IFMGA guide for 2 days, half board at Capanna Gnifetti, round-trip cable car to Indren, technical equipment if needed (harness, crampons.)

Day 1

Take the Gressoney or Alagna lifts to the Passo dei Salati. Meet the guide at the Passo dei Salati at 2:30 PM for a detailed equipment check and distribution of technical gear. We will then reach Punta Indren via the Monterosa Ski lifts and continue to the Gnifetti Hut (3647 m), which we will reach after approximately 1.5 hours of glacier trekking. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2

We will start early in the morning for the ascent of Punta Parrot and its beautiful snowy ridge, a prominent feature of the Alagna skyline (4435 m), which we will reach in about 3 hours. After a brief photo stop, we will descend to the Colle Sesia and then ascend the Ludwigshöhe (4342 m), which we will reach in about 1 hour. We will then descend to the Colle Zurbriggen before climbing the Corno Nero, a striking summit at 4321 m, where we will traverse the short but thrilling final black rock ridge. The descent will lead us past the Balmenhorn rocks with the iconic statue of the Cristo delle Vette, before returning to Punta Indren.

  • 5 layers for the upper body (thermal base layer and spare base layer, fleece, heavier fleece, down jacket, windproof shell)
  • 2 pairs of gloves (one lightweight and one for skiing)
  • Windproof mountaineering pants
  • Base layer tights
  • Gaiters
  • Mountaineering boots: waterproof, rigid sole and high ankle support
  • 2 pairs of ski socks
  • Hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses with high UV protection (UV protection level 3 or 4)
  • Sunscreen and lip protection
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • 1-liter water bottle/thermos
  • Trekking poles
  • Helmet
  • 30-40 liter backpack, compact and unrestrictive for movement
  • Identification document/passport

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
Our favorite sleeping bag liner

Difficulty: From F to PD – Glacier Hikes and Ridge Traverses

Time Required: 5-6 hours for the ascent, 3 hours for the descent

Good Physical Conditioning is Required

Mountaineering is inherently a dangerous activity; the guides of Monte Rosa, all UIAGM certified, commit to minimizing potential risks, but complete risk elimination is not possible. Being aware of this condition and accepting it is necessary before signing up for our activities.

The Monte Rosa Guides will always give their utmost to assist you in achieving your goals and ensuring the best possible experience. However, it is crucial to accept reliance on their unquestionable judgment during mountain excursions and to respect the decisions made, including a potential return if deemed necessary. Adequate preparation and a good level of physical fitness are required to maintain an adequate safety margin in our activities. If, due to physical conditions or any other reason, the guide believes you are not ready for the chosen activity, alternative options suitable for your level of preparedness will be proposed.

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?
No, we do not organize group excursions for this type of climb. The team must have good preparation and confidence
FAQ #5 – Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?
No, Monterosa’s refuges provide pillows, duvets, or blankets! However, the use of a sleeping bag liner is mandatory, and you can purchase it for a minimal cost at specialized stores. Click here for more information (affiliate link)
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 program, you need mountaineering experience, great physical endurance and training. Difficulty: from F to PD – glacier excursions and ridge passages .

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Parrot Peak and the ‘Easy’ 4000-meter Peaks of Monte Rosa