Rifugio Capanna Gnifetti by flat slopes

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

The refuge for ascensions in Monte Rosa

Also in Vercelli, Italy

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
476 m
Ascent
148 m
Descent
0 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
26˚
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Rifugio Capanna Gnifetti by flat slopes Map

Description

Refuges Mantova and Gnifetti are close by at the very end of Lys Glacier. Those refuges are perfect for all the alpine excursions in Monte Rosa. Food and accommodation are really good in both the refuges and you will receive a warm welcome!! In order to reach the refuges you can follow 3 routes

  • from Indren go to your left without losing or gaining altitude you will pass across a big rock cliff and then climb flat slopes to will arrive at Mantova. Skin up a bit more and you will arrive at Capanna Gnifetti
  • From Indren instead of passing the rock cliff point, there is a via ferrata that will bring you a little bit higher than refuge Mantova and few meters under Gnifetti
  • from Indren aim for the couloirs that you can easily see on the right of the rocky cliff. Start climbing up the left one, you will reach a point few meters above the exit of the via ferrata. Crampons are required for the couloir and the via ferrata!!

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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