Come with me to discover one of the few left wild spots in the alps.
I invite you to discover together with me one of my places of heart: Alpe Devero.
Alpe Devero is in danger, as a speculative project has the goal to develop a huge ski resort in this wild corner of alps.
I want to bring you here to see it before it becomes a wasteland.
On 12th January 2020 I’ll organize an easy hike around Devero, traversing enchanted winter woods and massive snow plateau. After that, we’ll have together a nice restoring afternoon lunch at Cai Castiglioni hut.
The hike will be from Devero to Monte Cazzola. It’s a easy-medium snowshoes or backcountry ski itinerary.
Total ascension: 700m
Ascension time: 2-3 hours
Cai Castiglioni hut will be our basecamp for the day. They will provide us a traditional Ossola Valley meal.
You can contact them to rent snowshoes or other gears. They also have beautiful and cheap sleeping rooms, just reserve with good advance!
The Schedule – 12th January 2020
8:45 meeting at Domodossola Train Station (train from Milano available). We organize to share the cars.
9:30 meeting at Alpe Devero parking and we move to Cai Castiglioni Hut
10:30 start of the hike
13:00 (about) summit of Monte Cazzola
15:30/16:00 late lunch at Cai Castiglioni Hut
18:00 latest leaving from Alpe Devero
18:45 say goodbye at Domodossola Train Station
Costs and reservation
Ossola Valley lunch: 10€ (veg option available)
Gears renting and sleeping room: deal with refuge
Hike together: free! We do this for the pleasure to stay together
Send me an email or Whatsapp to hike together before 9th January:
I’ll then create a Whatsapp group
Reserve your gears or sleeping room with Castiglioni hut:
Safety and responsibility
Even if Mount Cazzola is a very safe place, we never forget we are in wild mountains.
If avalanche risk will go up to 4 or 5, or in case of very bad weather, our snow hike will be postponed.
Remember: even if I have experience, I’m not a mountain guide. You take part to the hike under your own responsibility!