Rifugio Marco e Rosa

Rifugio Marco e Rosa

Page Type Page Type: Hut/Campground
Location Lat/Lon: 46.37400°N / 9.91100°E
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 11841 ft / 3609 m

Huts on the route to Piz Bernina

If you want to approach Piz Bernina from Italian side you can reach the next refuges:
Rifugio Zoia at Campo Moro (on 1990m)(but this hut was closed in this summer because of reconstruction), Rifugio Carate - Brianza (on 2636m), Rifugio Marinelli-Bombardieri (on 2813m) and Rifugio Marco e Rosa (on 3609m).

Rifugio Marco e Rosa (3609m)
"New" Marco e Rosa Hut

Rifugio Marco e Rosa

You can find this hut at the Southern end of Spalla ridge of Piz Bernina. In real you can find two houses there. The first built (on 3597m) is really old one. It's used for emergency and winter shelter with 12 beds and it was constructed in 1913. In 2007 summer it was rebuilt. Few meters above (on 3609m) you can find the new Marco e Rosa. The newer hut built in 1964 and reconstructed in 2002.

Panorama from Marco E Rosa hutOld Marco e Rosa Hut


Rifugio Marco e Rosa (3609m)


Getting There

On the way to Rifugio Marco e Rosa

You can reach Marco e Rosa from Rifugio Marinelli-Bombardieri in 3-4 hours on a PD difficulty path. There are two ways to do it. There are winter route and a summer route.

Snow slope on the morain of Scerscen glacier

The two routes have a common way first I write down the details of it: There is a well marked route from Rifugio Marinelli-Bombardieri on the rocky lower part of Scerscen Glacier after one hour you can reach the icy and snowy part. The next part of the route goes along a flat glacier surface to the north under the eastern slopes of Pizzo Argent and the large southern side of the ridge of Cresta Guzza.
Follow this direction and you'll reach the entrance to the gully on the ridge of Guzza near its northern edge, about 30 m from the terminal crevasse, you'll find the protected route that takes you to the mountain hut. This route contains metal steps in the more difficult points. There is a metal ladder at the base of the terminal crevasse to help you get over it.

In winter or in deep snow you can ignore the rocky via ferrata and you can choose a steep gully full of snow. The only problem here is to get over the terminal crevasse. Just climb up to the pass and you can easily walk up to the hut on the ridge.

Close summits

Piz Bernina (4.049m), 2 hrs
Piz Palü (3.905m), 2.5 hrs
Piz Zuppo (3.995m), 2.5 hrs
Piz Argient (3.945m), 2.5 hrs
Piz Saddleback (3.517m)
Bella Vista (3.889m)
Piz Scerscen (3.971m)
Piz Roseg (3.937m)
Cresta Guzza (3.854m)

Piz Scerscen (3971 m)
Piz Scerscen (3.971m)
Piz Roseg
Piz Roseg (3.937m)
Sea of ice under Cresta Guzza (3869m)
Cresta Guzza (3.854m)


In season: 

Wolf on the glacier
"Domestic animal"

Hot and cold water,
Elecricity (220V),
Self cooking,
Alpine club discount (CAI).

Number of places:
48 beds

Winter: 12 beds

Hut guard: fron July to September

More infos



CAI Sezione Valtellinese Sondrio
Via Trieste 27 - Sondrio. Tel. 0342 -21.43.00


Giancalo "Bianco" Lenatti - Chiareggio (So). Tel. 0342-45.40.53
Enrico Gianatti

rifmarcoerosa@virgilio.it <rifmarcoerosa@virgilio.it>

Situated in Val Malenco

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