Rifugio Città di Mantova, by flat slopes

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

The refuge for ascensions in Monte Rosa

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
161 m
Ascent
12 m
Descent
5 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
12˚
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Rifugio Città di Mantova, 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 climbing flat slopes you will arrive at Mantova. Skin up a bit more and you will arrive at Capanna Gnifetti
  • From Indren instead of passing the rock cliff head for it, there is a via ferrata. This will bring you a little bit higher than the Mantova hut and few meters under Gnifetti
  • from Indren head to 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 a 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.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

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

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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