Descent from Gnifetti Hut

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

A steady descent to the Punta Indren lift

Alpine Climbing Easy

Distance
1.6 km
Ascent
16 m
Descent
365 m
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
20˚
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Descent from Gnifetti Hut Map

Description

From the hut the least steep route is to follow the steps up, past a small outbuilding, then down onto the glacier on the Monte Rosa side of the hut. Head E then descend on steepening glacier, but never more than 25 degrees, easier if it is snow covered. This leads you off the glacier and onto a footpath leading to the Mantova Hut at 3500m. Below here the path heads E, through a steep rocky barrier and onto the Indren Glacier, which may well be only icy rubble, with a few obvious crevasses. Head SE then S to the top station of the Punta Indren lift, about an hour from the hut.

Difficulty

Easy

The ascent involves simple glacier hiking and/or short, straightforward rock scrambles. Equivalent to Alpine F, F+

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The route is well protected or easy enough that protection is not required.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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