High mountain

Punta Gnifetti/Signalkuppe (4554m) – Cresta Signal

From € 1500

Level Advanced

Duration 2 days

Zone 4000 of the Alps

Punta Gnifetti, which does not present particular difficulties from its western side, is instead extremely steep towards the south-eastern. The north-eastern side towards Vallanzasca is the highest, with huge seracs, the side which falls towards Val Sesia is the most vertical. The Signal ridge marks the boundary between these two slopes and the corresponding valleys.

Technical description

This ridge, surrounded by an extremely wild and solitary environment, reaches one of the most visited 4000 of all the Alps. The access point to the ridge is Rifugio Resegotti (3624 m), which is not actually a refuge, but a bivouac, located directly on the south ridge of Colle Signal. The climb takes place on a very sharp, snowy ridge, while in the upper part it turns into a rocky ridge


  • crampons
  • ice axe
  • harness
  • boots
  • backpack
  • water bottle
  • winter clothes
  • waterproof k-way
  • underwear
  • gloves
  • bonnet
  • sunglasses
  • suncream
  • limited food supply
  • sleeping bag


Difficulty: Signal crest: II III degree.


Physical condition: excellent training and adaptation to altitude.


Technical preparation: Ability to climb rock up to grade V, good technique on mixed terrain with crampons.


Elevation gain:

  • Alagna – Rifugio Resegotti +2122 m. Time 5/6 hours.
  • Rifugio Resegotti – Punta Gnifetti +1150 m. Time 6/7 hours.
  • Punta Gniffetti – Indren -1280 m. Time 3/4 hours.


Number of people: 1, individual fee = 1200 euros.


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