4 m away
Storm Route to avoid Cat 4 Avalanche Risk
Easy Ski Touring
- 39 km
- 1.4 km
- 1.3 km
A long climb to a frontier col and into the Mercantour wilderness and into the Mercantour wilderness
Ski Touring Difficult
There are two ways to do this route. If you end up with accommodation down the valley in Bagni di Vanidio you can skin up the long valley past the Migliorero Hut, but if staying in San Bernolfo, it is a shorter journey with a single climb, as marked here.
Leave early as the steeper part of the climb at about 2300m gets early sun, facing E, then faces S over the high col at the top of the climb. Head up the main valley on the snow-covered track, to the SW. Angle to the NW at about 2230m, avoiding the steepest ground. You pass a large snowy lake at about 2510m, then beneath the cliffs of the Cima de Corborant, heading steeply up to the Pas de Corborant at 2934m. The descent the far side should be on good snow as it is N facing, also it is enclosed by the surrounding ridges. Angle to the NW then W more steeply between 2700m and 2600m, before it eases off down towards lakes near the hut, in a prominent position the far side of both lakes in a prominent position.
Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.