Punta Zumstein 4563 m con Capanna Margherita

Do you want to add a bit of adrenaline to the classic climb using skins to Capanna Margherita?
This ski mountaineering tour will take you to the summit of Punta Gnifetti, with a detour towards Punta Zumstein, which is a bit more exposed and offers a different perspective of the east face of the Rosa, the Marinelli couloir, and Punta Dufour.


Day 1
Meeting with the guide and equipment check before departure. After reaching Punta Indren with the ski lifts, we prepare to tackle the ascent to Refuge Mantova. The short and not too challenging route will help you to get used to using the equipment and learn the proper technique for ascending and descending with ski mountaineering gear.

Elevation gain: 350m
Estimated ascent time: about 1.5 hours.

Day 2

At first light of dawn, after attaching the skins to our skis, we set off towards Colle del Lys to reach the glacier basin of Grentz, dominated by Capanna Margherita at Punta Gnifetti. The ascent does not present particularly challenging passages or exposed sections, and we will cross areas where crevasses are present but, with the assistance of the mountain guide, we’ll adopt the necessary behaviour to tackle the glacier. The greatest obstacle is represented by the possible onset of altitude sickness, which could occur during the night at the refuge once we have exceeded 3500m. The objective of the climb is to reach two important 4000m peaks: Punta Zumstein by passing through Colle del Papa and Punta Gnifetti, which offers a balcony view of the south face of Monte Rosa.

Elevation gain: 1300m
Estimated ascent time: 5/6 hours.

  • skis and ski touring boots
  • backpack 25-30L
  • transceiver, shovel and probe
  • emergency kit
  • 2 ppairs of gloves
  • layered skiwear (underwear+fleece+down+shell)
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • buff and/or cap
  • (knife if you are a splitboarder)
  • harness and crampons for glacier ascents


1 skier € 1000,00
2 skiers € 570,00 pp
3 skiers € 430,00 pp
4 skiers  € 360,00 pp

The price includes:

a registered UIAGM alpine guide for the 2-day tour, half board at the refuges Mantova/Gnifetti,  return ski lift ticket to Indren, harness and crampon and safety kit.

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