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Signalkuppe / Punta Gnifetti 4553 m Route archive

The Signalkuppe is an odd place. At a whopping 4553 m high on the Monte Rosa massif, its is the only major mountain in the alps to have a manned hut right on the summit. Incidentally, the Regina Margherita hut is also the highest building in Europe. One option for getting there: The south summits of Monte Rosa are like a string of pearls: the Giordanispétz, Vincentpiramid, Balmenhorn, Corno Nero, Ludwigshöhe, Parrotspitze. These six "small" four-thousanders are close together; the height changes between them are relatively small. Therefore, from the Italian side, an interesting traverse can be realised which takes in all 6 summits - music in the ears of many alpinists. (An alternative approach from the north is rather tedious as it is necessary to first overcome the chaos of the Grenzgletschers).

Huts in the Region