Punta Gnifetti

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Su questa cima si trova il rifugio pi alto d'Europa, la Capanna Margherita, interamente ristrutturata nel 1980: per raggiungerlo conviene prendere la funivia da Alagna per punta Indren (3200 m) e poi in un'ora giungere al rifugio Gnifetti (3647 m) per abituarsi allo sbalzo di quota. La mattina dopo in circa 4 ore si pu giungere in vetta per un ben evidente sentiero interamente su ghiacciaio. Panorama sensazionale!

On this peak it's situated the highest refuge of the Europe, the ref. Margherita: to arrive at refuge, is better that you go to punta Indren from Alagna by telpherage and then in an hour go to ref. Gnifetti (3647 m.) to get accustomed at the height. The morning in 4 hours it's possible arrive to the peak by an evident path on the glacier. Beautiful view!

Elevation (feet): 14,957
Elevation (meters): 4,559
Continent: Europe
Country:
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Nearest major airport: Malpensa (Milan)
Convenient Center: Alagna Valsesia

Thanks to Marco Borello for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 14 trip reports for Punta Gnifetti.

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  • Log #21007 - by Sergio Camiz on Sep 05, 2007
    The ascent through the normal Italian way is very easy, but as well very spectacular, thanks to the tremendous landscape. The weather was really glorious and we enjoyed a whole day spent on the...
  • Log #10512 - by Marco Bensi on Sep 27, 2004
    Partiti dal Rif.Mantova passati al Gniffetti e Cole del Lys. 1111 metri di dislivello Gruppo CAI di Latina
  • Log #10513 - by Andy Foggo on Aug 13, 2003
    In good weather this is a very easy climb from the Gnifetti or Mantova huts; there are also good bivvy sites above the huts. Staying in the hut at the peak is worthwhile for the experience, as is...
  • Log #10514 - by Tiziano on Dec 20, 2002
    Partiti dal Rif. Gnifetti in un'unica giornata di sole tra una nevicata del giorno prima e della notte seguente. Che strana questa estate. Raggiunta la cima e ritorno in circa 7 ore con...
  • Log #10515 - by Chandra-Luciano Malorni on Aug 05, 2002
    Un grande sogno e diventato gigantescha realta. Partiti dal Mantova con il cielo coperto che non si apriva prima del Colle del Lys. Dopo 4,5 ore e con vento fortissimo, abbiamo raggiutni la vetta...
  • Log #10516 - by Carli Marco on Feb 02, 2001
    Anche dopo esserci stato pi' volte, per me, sempre bello tornarci. E' un ottimo punto di appoggio, parlo del Rifugio Margherita, per visitare le cime vicine (Zumstein, Dufour, Nordend, Lyskamm,...
  • Log #10517 - by Heribert Sitter on Dec 05, 2000
    No wisdom, good weather, long way from monte rosa hut, and so on...
  • Log #10518 - by pleskonjic tijana on Sep 30, 2000
    My first 4000m peak.The most exciting moment of my life.I climbed with my father and with few friend of ours from Italy.Special thanks to Massimo,Gabrielle,Mara,Fabrizio,Amicare,Maurizio,Giovani and...
  • Log #10519 - by Daniele Guastavino on Aug 17, 2000
    Siamo partiti dalla Gnifetti in due e in tre ore e un quarrto eravamo in cima.... Bellissimo.... E a settembre 2000 ci torno con il newsgorup it.sport.montagna
  • Log #10520 - by Janos Granicz on Aug 07, 2000
    I climbed with Karoly Barta (from Szeged). We started the ascent at 5.00 am. of the 22nd from our tent, which was located near the Mantova Hut. We reached the Balmenhorn at 7.
  • Log #10521 - by Accomazzo Andrea on Feb 25, 2000
    My first 4000 mt peak. No problem at all. One of the most exciting experinece I have ever had. I hope to go there again.
  • Log #10522 - by Juergen Wein on Sep 22, 1999
    I slept in the hut right on the summit in a full moon night, with clouds below us it was just amazing. Everyone who has the chance to sleep there should do it.
  • Log #10523 - by Glauco Bianchi on Sep 14, 1999
    Bellissima e facile salita in uno dei pi' belli scenari delle Alpi
  • Log #10524 - by Charles Catherin on Sep 04, 1999
    From the Gnifetti hut, easy way but very bad weather !