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flearretaRoute Climbed: Traverse Lyskamm-Signalkuppe Date Climbed: August 29, 2004  Sucess!


A long day starting in the Quintino Sella hut at 6AM and ending atop the Marguerita Hut in the summit of Signalkuppe at 3PM. Took us 2 hours from Sella hut to Felikjoch and then an addtional 3 hours to complete the whole Lyskamm traverse up to the Lisjoch. From there, 1 hour to the summit of Ludwighohe, another hour to the summit of Parrotspitze and additional 1.5 hour to the top of Signalkuppe. Then a good night sleep at 4560 meters in the Marguerita hut ;).
Posted Sep 8, 2004 1:40 pm

mulidivareseRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 8th August 2003  Sucess!


In a nice sunny day from refugee Mantova we (Valerio and Daniele) traversed from the Zumstein to Signalkuppe, Parrot, Ludwigshohe and Balmenhorn.

Beautiful day

Posted Sep 2, 2004 5:25 am

birger.hoppeRoute Climbed: Normal Route from Ref. Mantova Date Climbed: July 29, 2003  Sucess!


Reached the summit with a group of seven people. Unfortunately, couldn't stay overnight as one of the group members got altitude sick despite a preparation time of 12 days. Simple ascent, but don't underestimate the altitude.
Posted Jul 18, 2004 4:04 pm

LorenzRoute Climbed: Cresta Signal Date Climbed: 4 June 2004  Sucess!


2200 meters the first day to reach the Resegotti bivy (5 hours) , almost 1000 the second day for the summit (8.5 hours). Exellent conditions with a lot of snow which helps to keep together the rocks. Engaging route BTW
Posted Jul 8, 2004 5:34 am

andrea.itRoute Climbed: Normal from Gnifetti hut. Date Climbed: august 1996  Sucess!


My second 4000.Alone.Amazing experience!!!!!!!
Posted May 11, 2004 11:29 am

FarmerRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: aug 1999  Sucess!


Huhh? Which summit? I slept in the highest bed there was, so i think i reached the summit?!?

Take some time and (lots of) money with you because you must see the sun go down en come up at the Marg. Hut..... Its really amazing!
Posted Apr 18, 2004 1:48 pm

maria grazia sRoute Climbed: normal from Gnifetti Refuge Date Climbed: a few times  Sucess!

maria grazia s

ski mountanering
Posted Apr 11, 2004 11:48 am

Irene+Route Climbed: Rif. Mantova - Margherita Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!


My first and last (hopefully not for long ) 4000+.

Posted Jan 20, 2004 4:59 pm

josep_skiRoute Climbed: Punta Indren, Capanna Gnifetti, Lysjoch, Signalkuppe with skis Date Climbed: March 1988  Sucess!
We reached Signalkuppe from Capanna Gnifetti after a hard day, all the way up with fresh snow was an exhausting uphill tracksetting but on the other hand we were absolutely alone in Monte Rosa, no tracks anywhere, nobody in Capanna Margherita. When I see this too much frequented summer routes I remember how alone we where those winter days in 1988. We had been blocked in Capanna Gnifetti for 2 days due to heavy snow fall, also we were alone there, in the winter part of the refuge, then at the third day, it looked like the sun will rise over the absolutely white mountains, so we decided to go up very early in the morning, the snow was deep and tracksetting was really exhausting, we had planned to climb Zumstein, but some of the team were tired after arriving at Signalkuppe, so we decided to go down to Gressoney, what a good ski descent!. When we reached the car, there was more than one meter of fresh snow over it.
Posted Dec 2, 2003 12:15 pm

Pierre smetsersRoute Climbed: Normal from Rif. Gnifetti Date Climbed: 7th august 2002  Sucess!

Pierre smetsers

Very nice view and its great to be here,

Tomorrow we'l go down via the grensgletsjer
Posted Oct 6, 2003 5:41 am

esturaRoute Climbed: Normal from Rif. Gnifetti Date Climbed: 24 august 2003  Sucess!
We planned the traverse Parrot-Gnifetti-Zumstein, but we climbed only to Punta Gnifetti, which we reached in fog and snow. In the descent, after a brief opening which let us see a few summits, we were caught in a snowstorm.

Probably, the easiest 4000 I have ever climbed, a normal glacier walk; at the pass between Gnifetti and Zumstein, after having seen a glimpse of the Margherita hut, we decided to climb directly the short but nice steep section, to avoid the queue on the path.

There were a few open crevasses just after the Gnifetti hut. I saw a lot of people roped together in bizarre (and dangerous) ways, and some other really struggling to ascend.

For the little I saw, a wonderful place, where I must return.
Posted Aug 26, 2003 8:30 am

Rahel Maria LiuRoute Climbed: From Monte-Rosa-Hut via Grenzglacier Date Climbed: August 1, 2003  Sucess!

Rahel Maria Liu

Due to bad conditions on Täschhorn - Dom - Traverse, my friends Anton, Albert and Albrecht returned to Germany, so that we did not try it this year. Instead I called some other friends from the German Alpine Club in Ulm, who just came down from Grand Combin. Within 2 hours we decided to make this traverse, although we all do not like glacier walking, which is the main part of the whole trip, if you want to make the Monte-Rosa-traverse.

Finally, Wolfgang, Andreas, Michael and I climbed this traverse Signalkuppe - Zumsteinspitze - Dufourspitze on a very sunny day and with best rockclimbing conditions. Wolfgang and I climbed without using any rope.

We started the whole trip from Monte-Rosa-Hut, climbed Grenzglacier up to Rif. Magherita and returned to Monte-Rosa-Hut after the traverse. All glaciers had very big crevasses.
Posted Aug 25, 2003 4:47 pm

martin184Route Climbed: Normal route from Rifugio Gnifetti Date Climbed: 11 July, 2003  Sucess!


This was one of my greatest ascents: I was very tired after the walk from Rif.Gnifetti and I had to collect all my will to move the right leg, then the left leg, the right leg again, ... and suddenly I was on the summit! I felt great!
Posted Aug 6, 2003 4:42 pm

dieguz2002Route Climbed: Normal Route from Refuge Città di Mantova Date Climbed: 17 - august - 1990  Sucess!


My third 4000's

Posted Jul 29, 2003 11:30 pm

mpaNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2002


see martin74 below...
Posted Jul 29, 2003 4:07 am

ChandraRoute Climbed: from Rifugio Mantova over Punta Zumstein to Punta Gnifetti Date Climbed: July 19th, 2003  Sucess!


My second time on this summit, man I love this place!

Thanks to Sergio and Cristina
Posted Jul 21, 2003 12:24 pm

mbmspaRoute Climbed: Normal way through Col du Lys from Rif. Gnifetti Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!


Great way and great place to go. A very rewarding way.
Posted Jun 3, 2003 10:19 am

sgudmannRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: March 2002  Sucess!
Cold day, on skis from Ref. Gnifetti. Nice run to Zermatt
Posted May 19, 2003 1:24 pm

ChandraRoute Climbed: normal route starting from Rifugio Città di Mantova Date Climbed: August 3rd, 2002  Sucess!


A big dream became huge reality.
Posted Sep 19, 2002 7:22 am

FredORoute Climbed: Normalroute from Parrotspitze. Date Climbed: July 12, 2002  Sucess!


Finally we are on our way to the Signalkuppe, where the highest hut in Europe - the Rifugio Regina Margherita - is located. We walk via the Seserjoch (4296 m), speeding up when in the fall line of a huge ice mass, which is bound to fall some time in the future. Hermann heightens our alertness by telling us which way to run if it really should fall...

Suddenly we find ourselves at the summit and quite near the refugio! I am exhilarated, my smile is too big to fit on my face, I made it, we've made it! I can't believe that my body could endure this. The last two of this days' seven summits I climbed on character rather than on strength. I feel great.
Posted Aug 23, 2002 2:36 pm

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