Capanna Margherita Hut Georadar, Laser Scanner & Photogrammetric surveys

In 2019-2020 Imageo in collaboration with CAI (Club Alpino Italiano), the Earth Science Dept. of the University of Torino and the Polytechnic University of Milan, organized a Georadar, Laser Scanner and photogrammetric survey campaign to study the ice depth and the stability in the area surrounding Capanna Margherita Alpine Hut, the highest Alpine Hut in Europe (4554 masl).

Laser scanner survery from the glacier
Laser Scanner survey from Capanna Margherita balcony
Ground Penetrating Radar survey of the highest area of the glacier
Ground Penetrating Radar survey of the glacier plain

First Results

In the following frame it is possible to browse the raw photogrammetric point cloud produced during the 2019 helicopter survey:



This link directly connects to the point cloud share service:

Pointcloud – Capanna Margherita


TGR Leonardo 12/12/2020 – News service on Capanna Margherita surveys:

University of Torino press release on Capanna Margherita surveys:
Press Release

Press article on Montagne360 – February 2021:

CAI 2021 short documentary video on Capanna Margherita project: