Rifugio Quintino Sella

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

The normal way to the hut

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
2 km
Ascent
567 m
Descent
20 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
38˚
Rifugio Quintino Sella Map

Refuge Quintino Sella in located in the most spectacular spot in Monte Rosa. From here you have a wonderful 360 degree view of the southern side of these enormous mountains. Furthermore reaching it it's quite an adventure itself. You start with your skins on from Bettaforca following the SE ridge, then you follow an easy but breathtaking via ferrata that ends just in front of the hut. Quintino Sella is the perfect place where to spend a night before ascents such as Lyskamm, Pollux and Castor. It is also a wonderful excursion just to reach the refuge have lunch and go back.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, July, August, September

Features

  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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