Gnifetti, punta (Signalkuppe ) Climber's Log
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|Farmer||Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: aug 1999|
|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 s||Route Climbed: normal from Gnifetti Refuge Date Climbed: a few times|
|Posted Apr 11, 2004 11:48 am|
|Irene+||Route Climbed: Rif. Mantova - Margherita Date Climbed: July 2003|
|My first and last (hopefully not for long ) 4000+.|
|Posted Jan 20, 2004 4:59 pm|
|josep_ski||Route Climbed: Punta Indren, Capanna Gnifetti, Lysjoch, Signalkuppe with skis Date Climbed: March 1988|
|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 smetsers||Route Climbed: Normal from Rif. Gnifetti Date Climbed: 7th august 2002|
|Very nice view and its great to be here,|
Tomorrow we'l go down via the grensgletsjer
|Posted Oct 6, 2003 5:41 am|
|estura||Route Climbed: Normal from Rif. Gnifetti Date Climbed: 24 august 2003|
|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 Liu||Route Climbed: From Monte-Rosa-Hut via Grenzglacier Date Climbed: August 1, 2003|
|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|
|martin184||Route Climbed: Normal route from Rifugio Gnifetti Date Climbed: 11 July, 2003|
|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|
|dieguz2002||Route Climbed: Normal Route from Refuge Città di Mantova Date Climbed: 17 - august - 1990|
|My third 4000's|
|Posted Jul 29, 2003 11:30 pm|
|mpa||Normal route |
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2002
|see martin74 below...|
|Posted Jul 29, 2003 4:07 am|
|Chandra||Route Climbed: from Rifugio Mantova over Punta Zumstein to Punta Gnifetti Date Climbed: July 19th, 2003|
|My second time on this summit, man I love this place!|
Thanks to Sergio and Cristina
|Posted Jul 21, 2003 12:24 pm|
|mbmspa||Route Climbed: Normal way through Col du Lys from Rif. Gnifetti Date Climbed: July 1999|
|Great way and great place to go. A very rewarding way.|
|Posted Jun 3, 2003 10:19 am|
|sgudmann||Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: March 2002|
|Cold day, on skis from Ref. Gnifetti. Nice run to Zermatt|
|Posted May 19, 2003 1:24 pm|
|Chandra||Route Climbed: normal route starting from Rifugio Città di Mantova Date Climbed: August 3rd, 2002|
|A big dream became huge reality.|
|Posted Sep 19, 2002 7:22 am|
|FredO||Route Climbed: Normalroute from Parrotspitze. Date Climbed: July 12, 2002|
|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|
|Enrico iammaria||Route Climbed: Normal route from Rifugio Mantova. Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2001|
|Easy climb but very cold and strong wing on the top.The snow is not good.|
|Posted Jul 25, 2002 8:20 am|
|Gertiño||Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 11 July 2002|
|Coming from Rifugio Gnifetti, after having climbed Corno Nero, Ludwigshoehe and Parrot we reached the summit around 12 AM in perfect weather conditions. Wonderful view on Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Gran Paradiso and many more.|
We spent the night in Rifugio Gnifetti. Nice place to stay but try to avoid staying there on Thursday (most busy day of the week). When we were there, over 60 people were staying there, making it very crowded and less pleasant.
Definitely worthwile to get up for the sunrise.
|Posted Jul 21, 2002 11:14 am|
|7summits||Route Climbed: Normal (from Lisjoch) Date Climbed: 28-06-2001|
|The highest hotel in the world?|
Easy peak, but with a brilliant view! Don't go there if you have not alt least spent 2 nights at 3000m before or you will regret it...
|Posted Jul 2, 2001 6:34 am|
|marco979||Route Climbed: ITALIAN NORMAL ROUTE Date Climbed: July, 1999|
|By telpherage from Alagna Valsesia to Punta Indren where I have climbed on the rocks until refuge Gnifetti, in which I have slept. Early in the morning I have left the refuge and on ice I have climbed the mountain to reach the peak. In the same day I have gone also on the "Zumsteinspitze". Good weather and special view: over the clouds I could see Matterhorn, Lyskaam and others important mountains of the region.|
|Posted May 4, 2001 3:25 am|