Climbed from Citta di Mantova. Found it to be fairly long walk but great when you arrive at the summit and are at your final destination for the day!
We have reached the Margherita hut, but we renunced at the Zumstein, it was too cold and the wind too strong, we will go there the next time...
Our final target that day. After climbed up several surrounding peaks, we arrived at Capanna Margherita quite tired and sleepy. Nice service in the hut :)
A part of our trip around Monte Rosa's plateau.
Climbed in perfect weather with Igi.
We came from the Quintino Sella hut and climbed Lyskamm Il Naso, Lowenshohe and Parrotspitze before. We reached the hut finally in a afternoon snow storm but what a great hut at 4500m!
Climbed the Signalkuppe in 1982 and spent 2 nights up at the Margarite Hut, up on the summit. The low atmospheric pressure was apparent when one of my companions opened a container of milk powder, which then erupted like a mini-volcano, plastering him in milk powder from head to foot.
From the Sella hut we went over Il Naso (4100 meter) on to the Monte Rosa trail. In good but windy conditions we traversed the Parrotspitze before reaching the Margherita hut on top Signalkuppe. Coming next morning there was no visibility and we had to cancel Zumsteinspitze and Dufourspitze and instead delicately find our way down the Grenzgletscher to the Monte Rosa hut in poor visibility. (July 27, 2000).
Fifth and last summit of the day...phew! Enjoyed pizza in the hut and then started the long way down back to the valley. Tiring, but an absolutely super day!!
From Gnifetti hut. Monte Rosa is really glacier safari...Perfect.
Went up for a meal and a drink in the Margerithahut, nice pasta and what a wiew!
Used for acclimatisation. Started the climb from approx 100m above the Monte Rosa hut where we were camped. Did not use rope as glacier in good condition still.
...margherita with the ski, and margherita it was.
After a previouse attempt stopped at lyskjock for the fog, this time after a heavy snowing the day before i reached the hut with other 3 skiers met along the way.
foggy again but then, from lysjock for about 1 hour lasted a great view.
Satuday the weather ws sunny and warm. Wonderfull snow from the top down to Gressoney. But unfortunalty when we left the Gnifetti Hut at 6 AM of Sunday 5th April was snowing and foggy.
In 1:30 we reached the Lysjoch and then.....we wait a while but we were not lucky. The fog turned even thicker.
Then we skied down all the way till gressoney.
Climbed together with Ludwigshöhe and Signalkuppe during a 5-day tour thorugh the Monte Rosa massiv. Visit the photo gallery at: Photo Gallery
Gabi, Sev and I left Mantova Hut at 7am. Wind and sun. We reached summit of Piramide Vincent where we took a short rest and then we continued towards Margherita Hut which we reached at 1pm. All in all a beautiful climb and traverse. We slept in the hut fighting the headache with aspirines and water.
Final summit on a long day from the Monte Rosa Hut - stayed in the Margherita Hut.
Awesome refuge, on one of monte rosa main tops...
Route: Monte Rosa hut - Ludwigshöhe - Parrotspitze - Signalkuppe - Zermatt
More images from this windy day.
5th 4,000m peak of the day and tenth in 3 days as part of the Frontier traverse.
Gorgeous ski tour to the Signalkuppe 4554m
photos are here: Signalkuppe 4554m