Rifugio Capanna Gnifetti by left couloir

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

The refuge for ascensions in Monte Rosa

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
308 m
Ascent
49 m
Descent
2 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.6 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
20˚
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Rifugio Capanna Gnifetti by left couloir 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 on passing the rock cliff point it, there is a via ferrata that will bring you a little bit higher refuge Mantova and few meters under Gnifetti
  • from Indren point 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

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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

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

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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