ALONG THE SIGNAL RIDGE
From July to mid September

Cresta Signal is one of the most famous and most challenging ridge in the Monte Rosa massif and the whole Alps; it divides the wild south face from the impressive east one.

Resegotti bivouac, at the base of the ridge, is considered one of the most wild place of the Alps. The ridge promises some good mixed climbing on a spectacular high mountain environment.

Travel Program

1stDay

Climb to Resegotti Bivouac m 3624

Meeting with the Mountain Guide at 9:30 am in Alagna Valsesia. Transfer to the end of the carriageway by car and walk to Bivacco Resegotti 3624m along the whole Sesia valley. The bivouac is located on the ridge between Sesia and Anzasca valley. Dinner and overnight.

Walk up 2050 m, 7 hours


2ndDay

Climb to the top

Departure around 4:30; the beginning is along a flat and quite exposed snowy ridge. After Colle Signal the ridge starts to go up steep with 2 different cliffs; between them there is mixed terrain. After the second one we’ll start to hear the voice of the people at Margherita hut. The descent is along the regular route of P.ta Gnifetti until P.ta Indren and then by cable car to Alagna

Walk up 930 m - down 1250 m – 7/9 hours


More details

TECHNICAL INFO: A very challenging itinerary. The long approach to Resegotti bivouac (more than 2000 meters up) must be addressed only with perfect physical shape. This ridge has maximum difficulties of IV° in rock climbing and ice/snow slopes to 45°. Most of the time you’ll have the crampons on all the way up. The concentration level must be always very high.

The accompaniment of two participants will be decided by the Guide in according to their experience, preparation and technical skills.


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Difficulties

D / Difficult

Skills required

Excellent physical shape, good training and practice in the use of ice axe and crampons are required, Basic rock climbing experience is required

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
2 days 1 2

Equipements

High mountain clothing, harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet, head light

Documents

Alpine Club Card is recommended

Prices

1 person900,00 €per person

Rate details

THE PRICE INCLUDES: Support and assistance of a U.I.A.G.M. Mountain Guide, all the technical equipment in common use, rental of technical equipment if you need (harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet),logistics and reservation to the Hut

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Way down Cable car Indren/Alagna and meals at the Resegotti bivouac. Guide’s lift ticket will be shared by participants, injury insurance