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Italian Summit Climber

Starts: Staffal, Italy
Finishes: Staffal, Italy

Visit: Staffal

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Mountain Climbing,Trekking

Overview

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There is nowhere in the Alps which has such a high concentration of 4000m peaks than the Monte Rosa group. On our list of objectives this week we have Pyramid Vincent 4215m, Balmenhorn 4167m, Parrotspitze 4436m, Ludswighohe 4341m, Signalkuppe 4556m, Corno Nero 4322m and the Zumsteinspitze 4563m. This region of lofty summits, once very remote, is now easily accessible from the Italian side by a comprehensive lift and hut system; it offers many straight-forward glaciated peaks that can be within the grasp of any fit and acclimatised trekker. It also hosts the highest mountain refuge in the Alps; on the summit of the Signalkuppe, stands the impressive Rifugio Margherita 4556m. From the balcony you can stare down one of the biggest faces found in the Alps - 2500m of space below you. To the south stretches the huge plain of the River Po of northern Italy, as for the rest, it is all mountains as far as you can see

Highlights

    • 4000m summits including, Signalkuppe, Pyramid Vincent and Zumsteinspitze
    • Stay in the highest refuge in the Alps the Margherita Hut
    • Great for novice mountaineers; Expert Alpine Mountaineering skills tuition (1:4 guide to client ratio)
    • Enjoy the great food, hospitality and atmosphere in Italian mountain huts
    • FREE Equipment hire worth £100 is available for this holiday

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 161907
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Staffal, Italy
Finishes: Staffal, Italy
Duration: 7 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Professional IFMGA Guide(s)
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • All cable cars and uplift required by the itinerary

Excludes

Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,315 ($331/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Itinerary

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Italy Stafal, Orestes Hut, Alta Luce, Rifugio Mantova, Pyramid Vincent, Balmenhorn, Corno Nero, Rifugio Gnifetti, Ludwigshohe, Parrotspitze, Rifugio Margherita, Signalkuppe, Zumsteinspitze
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Mountain Climbing,Trekking

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Paul  

Climbing seven 4,000m Alpine peaks in a week plus all the preparation is a great experience. Each mountain has its own character. Some are open snowy peaks, others have narrow ridges or easy rocky sections. The quality of the food in the Italian mountain huts is excellent. This is an impressive achievement given their remote location. To successfully climb all 7 peaks requires a good level of fitness. Any prior training work on your endurance will help greatly. Keeping your trekking pack as light as possible is also highly recommended, (light + light = heavy). The public transport in Italy is very cheap, if a little slow compared to other countries. The combinations of bus and train will ultimately get you to Staffel. The final bus stop is very close to the Nordend hotel. If you can share a taxi with your fellow travellers you can get from either of the Milan airports to the hotel in 2 to 3 hours. Booking the taxi via the Nordend Hotel is the cheapest method costing just over 200 euros in total. Remember your camera for the views of snowy mountains as far as the eye can see and sunsets seen from above the clouds.

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Albert  

The Italian Summit Climber is a new holiday and I joined the first trip. We were very lucky with the weather - only one day of rain/clouds/fog which happened to be the day we approached the glacier. However, once on the glacier we had sun, blue skies and no wind. The views were some of the best I have ever seen. There were 4000 meter peaks everywhere you looked. The climbing was slow and steady and there were some challenging ascents. My guide is "wonder woman"! She took great care of us, making sure we were all safe and set a great pace. And let's not forget about the food in the Italian Huts - the best in all of Europe! The service and hospitality in the huts we also first rate. I have been on over 20 trips and this ranks as one of my best.

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Simon  

This is one of the best holidays I have had lovely food in the mountain nuts and the views are to die for and are mountain guide was brilliant.

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Stephen  

The trek began from the relatively quiet Staffal (but which lies in an epic setting) at the end of the valley. After making our way to the glacier dome over a couple of days we put on our kit for the ascents of the peaks, completing five of the seven. The conditions were good most days with excellent views and a good deal of sunny weather as hoped; the guides were more than helpful with advice and taking a real interest in our kit and previous experience, giving a sense of security. All the refuges were a delight to stay at - not to mention the excitement felt given their incredible situation! - with warm hospitality and great food. At the end we were left wishing that the adventure could continue for a few more days!

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Anthony 

Delighted that we were able to do all seven 4000m. summits. I cannot praise Steve, the guide, highly enough. He was so professional in all respects - very concerned for safety but also wanting to get an old buffer like me to the tops.

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