The Monviso

Level: Enthusiasts
Start date: 1 June
End date: 30 August
Participants: 3

My goal

Our love for the Monviso is obvious, even though it’s not part of the Monte Rosa group. Itserves as a perfect training ground in a truly magnificent environment. The ascent of the “king of stone” provides a unique opportunity for physical and mental challenge in a breathtaking setting.

In this magnificent environment, the Monviso becomes not only a mountain to climb but also an adventure companion that inspires and tests our abilities. The varied rocky terrain and exposed sections create a route that requires careful physical preparation and mastery of mountaineering techniques. However, every effort is rewarded with extraordinary views that encompass the plains of lower Piedmont to the entire Alpine arc. Perfect trainning for reaching Capanna Margherita 

Monviso becomes not just a training ground but also a source of inspiration and a witness to challenges overcome. Its majesty and beauty capture the hearts of mountain enthusiasts, creating a special bond that goes beyond a simple ascent, transforming the experience into an exciting journey within an extraordinary natural environment.

Coaching tips

1 alpinist € 860,00
2 alpinists € 470,00 /person
3 alpinists € 340,00 /person
The price includes 
2 days IFMGA mountain guide, half board at the Quintino Sella refuge, technical equipment.

Day 1

Meet with the guide at 2:00 PM at Pian del Re for an equipment check and distribution of technical materials. The journey begins with a 2.5 hours ascent to the Quintino Sella refuge, immersing you in the picturesque surroundings. Upon arrival, a hearty dinner awaits, setting the stage for a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 2

An early morning departure, commencing at 5:00 AM, marks the start of an adventurous day. The objective is to conquer an elevation gain of about 1200 meters, navigating passages on rock with difficulties reaching up to II°+. This challenging ascent promises not only physical exertion but also rewards with panoramic views and a sense of achievement. Anticipate returning to the Quintino Sella refuge by 3:00 PM, allowing for a well-deserved rest and reflection on the day’s accomplishments.

This two-day program is designed to provide a comprehensive and rewarding mountain experience, blending the thrill of ascent with the tranquility of the refuge environment. It offers participants the opportunity to test their skills on challenging terrain while soaking in the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings.

– 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

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

Mountaineering is a dangerous activity by nature, the Monte Rosa guides, all UIAGM certified, undertake to do everything possible to minimize the dangers but the risk can never be eliminated and must be accepted before registering for the our activities.

The Monte Rosa Guides will always do their best to help you achieve your goals and ensure you have the best possible experience; however you must agree to rely on their unquestionable judgment while you are in the mountains and to respect any decision they make, including the return, if it is deemed necessary. Being adequately prepared and having a minimum standard of fitness is necessary to maintain an adequate margin of safety in our activities. If, due to your physical condition or for any other reason, your guide decides that you are not ready for the activity you have chosen, you will be offered alternatives adapted to your level of preparation.

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 – 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 #6 – 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 #7 – Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?
No, 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 #8 – What is the required fitness level for the excursion?
The ascent to Monviso is intended for experienced climbers. A good hiking fitness level is required, and one must be able to tackle a positive elevation gain of approximately 1200 meters in 5 hours on rocky terrain, followed by an equal amount of time for the descent (in addition to returning to the starting point).

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The Monviso