Parrot peak 4436 m

Parrot Peak is one of the most beautiful and stimulating peaks among the “minor” of Monterosa and owes its name to the German doctor Johann Jakob Friedrich Wilhelm Parrot who made an attempt to climb the Vincent Pyramid with Joseph Zumstein in 1816. It was reached first time 16 August 1863 by Reginald S. MacDonald, Florence Crauford Grove, Montagu Woodmass, with the guides Melchior Anderegg and Peter Perren.
Parrot Peak has a long and sharp ridge which leads to the summit and though it’s a technical climb, it is not difficult. From the top, you can expect to see a spectacular panorama.


Day 1
Meeting with the guide at the ticket office at Staffal ski lift at 2.30 pm, equipment checks and ascent on the ski lift to Punta Indren (3270 m) and then an hour long hike to Refuge Mantova (3498 m). Dinner and overnight stay. 


Day 2
Departure at dawn and after an estimated climb of 4-5 hours arrival at Parrot Peak (4436 m). After a short stopover on the summit, return to Refuge Mantova and descent to Punta Indren.
Estimated arrival at Staffal at around 4:30pm. 

Difficulty: PD+ – hike on the glacier is not technically difficult but the route is on an exposed snowy ridge
Duration of the ascent from refuge Mantova: about 4-5 hours.
Elevation uphill from refuge Mantova: about 950 m.

  • 5 layers of clothing for the upper body (thermal shirt, light fleece, heavy fleece, down jacket, anorak.)
  • two set of gloves (soft and ski ones)
  • sunglasses (with 3 or 4 protection)
  • heavy trousers (windproof)
  • underpants
  • gaiters
  • rigid, ankle height, waterproof boots.
  • two pair of ski socks
  • headlamp
  • hat that covers your ears
  • bag sheet for the hut
  • sun screen & lip balm
  • poles
  • ice axe (if are used to it)
  • helmet is recommended but not mandatory
  • 1lt water bottle/thermos
  • harness & crampons


€ 750,00 per group of 1 to 3 alpinists

The price includes:

UIAGM alpine guide, rental of necessary harness and crampons.

Other details

Mountaineering is a dangerous activity by nature, the Monte Rosa guides, all UIAGM certified, undertake to do everything possible to minimize the dangers but the risk can never be eliminated and must be accepted before registering for the our activities.

The Monte Rosa Guides will always do their best to help you achieve your goals and ensure you have the best possible experience; however you must agree to rely on their unquestionable judgment while you are in the mountains and to respect any decision they make, including the return, if it is deemed necessary. Being adequately prepared and having a minimum standard of fitness is necessary to maintain an adequate margin of safety in our activities. If, due to your physical condition or for any other reason, your guide decides that you are not ready for the activity you have chosen, you will be offered alternatives adapted to your level of preparation.