Private tours - Parrot (4436 m)
Parrot is an interesting summit both for the ascent and for the view that it offers from the summit. It is not far away from Gnifetti Peak, from which is divided by the Sesia pass. From this pass starts the ridge which constitutes the summit and this is the usual route for those coming from Queen Margherita hut. On the contrary, the normal ascent for alpinists coming from the Lys pass crosses the ridge from the opposite direction. The ridge starts with some rocks, more or less emerging depending on the snow conditions.
Day 1: meeting with the guide in front of the ticket office of the lift in Staffal at 2.30 pm, check of the equipment and ski lift to Punta Indren (3270 m). Departure to Mantova hut (3498 m) that will be reached in around 1 hour walking. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: departure at dawn and arrival after around 4-5 hours on Parrot Peak (4434 m). Brief stop, return to Mantova hut and then descent to Punta Indren. Arrival at Staffal at4.30 pm approximately.
Difficulty: PD+ ascent on glacier technically not difficult, but with an airy snowy readge.
Ice and snow slope steep (45-50°), airy ridge. A good physical condition and previous alpinist experience are required.
Ascent duration from Mantova hut: 4-5 hours
Difference in height from Mantova hut: around 950 m
400 € 1 person + 80 € every extra person.
Maximum number of participants: 5 each Alpine Guide.
The rate includes: private guiding fees, rent of axe, crampons and harness.
The rate excludes: ticket of the lifts, half board in the hut for client and guide, beverage and extras in the hut, lunch for the guide and the client.