The second highest peak of Europe: 4600 mt a.s.l.! It’s a beautiful mountain chain with over 20 peaks that exceed the 4000 mt! It’s visible even from the Po plane and in develops, in Italy, between Piedmont, where we are, and the Aosta Valley. The history of its discover is part of the world history of mountaineering. Here the first explorers, like Ginevrino De Saussure in 1789, organized their first experimental ascents. Even the priest of Alagna, Don Gnifetti, in 1842 conquered the Signalkuppe 4554 mt. By then, the Signalkuppe, in his honour, was named Punta Gnifetti and in 1889, here was built the Capanna Margherita, the highest hut of Europe!