Adventures at altitude 
among the ice landscapes of the Alps

PHOTOALPS

DURATION

2 or more days

TYPE

Mountaineering with a mountain guide. Level: easy.

TIME

June - September

PHOTOALPS is the photographic adventure for everyone. Together with a mountain guide we will tackle the climb to some of the simplest 4,000 summits of the Italian Alps, enjoying breathtaking views and experiencing a unique adventure among glaciers, ridges and seracs. These are no mountaineering difficulties and if you do not have the equipment, we can provide it for you: just bring with you a great desire to live a new adventure and a good device with which you can take beautiful photos, smartphones or reflex camera, as you prefer; I will share many good tips to help you improving  in outdoor photography!

PHOTOGRAPHY

You can participate with any level of experience and equipment: smartphone, reflex, compact!

August 6-7

MONTE ROSA
Margherita Hut

 4 places
from 380 €

PLANNED TRIPS

August 12-13

MONTE ROSA - CASTOR

 3 places

 


PRIVATE TRIPS
From June to September

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

  • Trips of 2 or more days are organized with overnight stay in the refuge.

  • Level: EEA, AG, PD

  • Where: Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Italy

  • Safety: for each trip there is the accompaniment by a certified mountain guide

  • Photographic devises: no specific requirements, it's possibile to use any device, even your smartphone!

  • Equipment: the necessary mountaineering equipment can be hired. The participant must arrange to find suitable clothing and footwear according to the indications.

TO THE HIGHEST REFUGE IN EUROPE
MARGHERITA HUT
4.554 mt

AUGUST 6-7

MONTE ROSA
AOSTA VALLEY

LEVEL: EASY

380 EURO

 

THE PROGRAM 

DAY 1. Meeting at Pont S. Martin / Gressoney la Trinité for 2.30 pm: quick check and then we will take the lifts up to Passo dei Salati. From here a short walk will allow us to take the funifor that will take us to Punta Indren. Once the crampons are fixed and the harnesses are worn we will begin the ascent on a glacier up to the Mantova / Gnifetti Refuge where we will spend the night enjoying an unforgettable sunset and sunrise.

 

DAY 2. The alarm sounds early to go up to the Margherita, once you exit the shelter you bind and begin the climb along the glacier up to the 4,200 meters of Colle del Lys. Along the trail we will go along the 4,000 m of the south-eastern side of the massif, the Vincent Pyramid, the Balmenhorn, the Black Horn, the Ludwigshohe tip and the south face of the eastern Lyskamm. From Colle del Lys finally our destination will be in sight, on top of Punta Gnifetti stands the Capanna Margherita, the highest refuge in Europe! The last part of the climb is above 4,000 meters, the breath is short but the refuge is close, you just have to go past Punta Parrot and face the last climb that leads to the hut. From here the view is simply incredible, ranging from all 4,000 of the Monte Rosa massif, to the Cervino summit and the balcony of the refuge offers a breathtaking view of the East face of the massif. After a refreshing break in the refuge it is time to go down, the route will follow the climb to the lifts that will cover the last part of the descent.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The climb is a group climbing with a maximum of 4 people. No mountaineering knowledge is required, but good physical preparation is required. The maximum altitude reached will be 4,554 meters, so it is advisable to have faced at least another couple of excursions over the 2,600 meters in the weeks leading up to the trip in order to arrive with the right acclimatization.

 

The participation fee is € 320.00 with 4 participants and includes:

  • Accompaniment of the guide with insurance

  • Accompaniment and teaching by the professional photographer

  • Overnight stay in a shelter with half board  

 

If necessary, you can rent the necessary equipment: ice axes, crampons and harnesses.

USEFUL INFORMATION AND CLOTHING
  • The mountain guide decides at any time in an unquestionable manner on the continuation of the trip in case of bad weather or physical conditions of the members of the group.

  • The use of suitable footwear such as waterproof mountaineering boots or trekking boots with the predisposition to use crampons is recommended.

  • Equipment required (possibility of renting): ax, crampons, harness.

  • Clothing indicated: tights, softshell pants, 2 technical sweaters of which at least one with long sleeves, a fleece or down jacket, a waterproof and windproof outer layer. Gloves, hat, sunglasses, 2 pairs of heavy socks. Sack sheet. Sunscreen, frontal battery or portable light.

  • The fee does not include the use of the ski lifts.

CASTOR SUMMIT

4.226 mt

AUGUST 12-13

MONTE ROSA
AOSTA VALLEY

LEVEL: EASY

400 EURO

 

THE PROGRAM

Coming soon

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The climb is a group climbing with a maximum of 3 people. No mountaineering knowledge is required, but good physical preparation is required. The maximum altitude reached will be 4,226 meters, so it is advisable to have faced at least another couple of excursions over the 2,600 meters in the weeks leading up to the trip in order to arrive with the right acclimatization.

The participation fee is € 400.00 with 3 participants and includes:

  • Accompaniment of the guide with insurance

  • Accompaniment and teaching by the professional photographer

  • Overnight stay in a shelter with half board  

If necessary, you can rent the necessary equipment: ice axes, crampons and harnesses.

USEFUL INFORMATION AND CLOTHING
  • The mountain guide decides at any time in an unquestionable manner on the continuation of the trip in case of bad weather or physical conditions of the members of the group.

  • The use of suitable footwear such as waterproof mountaineering boots or trekking boots with the predisposition to use crampons is recommended.

  • Equipment required (possibility of renting): ax, crampons, harness.

  • Clothing indicated: tights, softshell pants, 2 technical sweaters of which at least one with long sleeves, a fleece or down jacket, a waterproof and windproof outer layer. Gloves, hat, sunglasses, 2 pairs of heavy socks. Sack sheet. Sunscreen, frontal battery or portable light.

  • The fee does not include the use of the jeep.

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