Ski touring to Capanna Margherita: a mountain ascent adventure

Level: Intermediate
Start date: 1 February
End date: 14 April
Participants: Max 4

My goal

The highest refuge in Europe is not only accessible in summer. Ski touring to Capanna Margherita in winter, despite the refuge being open only as a winter shelter, is a sought-after destination for ski mountaineers. From the towering 4554 meters of Punta Gnifetti, the view spans from the dizzying south face of Monte Rosa over Alagna and Valsesia, extending from the Po Valley to the Maritime Alps.
Embark on a ski touring journey with the Monte Rosa guides, discovering your personal route to Capanna Margherita, and entrusting your safety to the professionalism of expert guides, and your desires to the passion of those who have grown up amidst these majestic mountains. The touch of ski touring on Monte Rosa is a caress from the mountain.

1 skier € 990,00
2 skiers € 550,00 / person
3 skiers € 400,00 / person
4 skiers € 330,00 / person

The price includes: IFAGM Monterosa ski guide for both days of the tour, half board at Capanna Gnifetti, ski guide half board, technical equipment (harness, crampons), safety kit (avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe) to be required.

Day 1

Meeting with the guide in Alagna or Gressoney, equipment check, and distribution of technical materials. We will start with an introduction to ski mountaineering and off-piste skiing. In the afternoon, we will ascend with skins to the Capanna Gnifetti, starting from Punta Indren. The route, short and not too challenging, includes a slow pace and several stops to facilitate acclimatization and enjoy the panorama (expected arrival at 4:00 PM). Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2

Early morning departure to reach Capanna Margherita as a roped party. Expected arrival by mid-morning, ritual photos, energy recharge, and ready for a descent of 3200 m to return to Alagna or Gressoney.

– safety kit: shovel, avalance transceiver, probe
– telescopic ski poles
– skins
– touring skies & boots
– harness
– 1 screwgate carabiner
– ski crampons
– ice-axe
– small towel
– toiletries
– personal first aid kit
– ear-plugs
– sun cream with high protection
– knife
– a pair of light trainers shoes
– 2 pair ski gloves
– thermos- sleeping bag liner
– head torch with emergency batteries
– sun glasses + goggles
– back pack 35-45L
– passport
– windstopper hat + sun hat
– underwear
– 2 pairs wool socks
– cotton socks
– jeans + T-shirt
– ski wear with layers, base layers sets, Mid layer, soft shell, gore-tex shell
– ski jacket and pants with gaiters

The program may be modified daily by the guide, in agreement with the participants, considering weather and snow conditions.

Safety kit available until we run out of stock

FAQ #1 – In case of bad weather, can I reschedule my trip?
Yes, trips can be rescheduled if weather conditions do not allow the ascent.
FAQ #2 – What is the required fitness level?
To undertake a ski mountaineering ascent, it is necessary to be able to ski on a black slope. Physical endurance, strong legs, and good breath are also required.
FAQ #3 – Is it necessary to have an ABS backpack?
For ski mountaineering trips, the safety kit consisting of an avalanche transceiver (artva), shovel, and probe is mandatory. We provide it if booked within 30 days before the ascent.
FAQ #4 – Can the proposed experiences change?
Certainly! The experiences we offer depend on snow conditions and weather. The assigned guide will suggest similar but alternative routes if the booked excursion is not suitable for the chosen date

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Ski touring to Capanna Margherita: a mountain ascent adventure