Gaudenzio Sella

Portrait of Gaudenzio Sella, 1927











Date of birth: 22-12-1860

Died: 14-09-1934

Place of birth: Biella

Died: Biella

Son of Giuseppe Venanzio, brother of Vittorio and Erminio, Gaudenzio accompanied them on numerous first winter ascents in the Alps. In 1892 he designed and was in charge of the construction of the Capanna Margherita (Margherita Hut) on the Punta Gnifetti of Monte Rosa. A graduate in engineering, in 1886 he founded the bank of the same name which he managed until his death.