Capanna Eugenio Sella

Macugnaga

Nice tour for spring snow conditions

Also in Valais, Switzerland

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
2.9 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
1.1 km
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
37˚
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Description

This tour is exposed to the South, therefore the snow melts quickly. Avoid days with a lot of snow as there is a high danger of avalanche, for this reason it is usually a good tour in spring. Starting from the Belvedere chairlift top station, cross the glacier moraine in the same direction of the Tyndall couloir, travelling West. At the Alpe Fillar (1975 mt) start the steep climb to the right. The next part is a long diagonal slope bringing you to the base of a big shoulder of rocks, climb on the left side until reach the hut (3029s mt.), most of the time the majority of the tour will be covered in snow. Descend on the same route.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

March, April

Features

  • Cliffs

Equipment required

  • Skins

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