Cornone di Blumone is the border between Lombardy pre-alps and Adamello group. Placed between Camonica Valley and Sabbia Valley, it's one of the most popular excursion in the area for the variety of situations it offers to the climber, from the easy Est side to the vertical wall in West side.
The first known ascent was made in 1878 by a group of Italian Alpine troops. Now it's fully included in the Adamello Natural Park
Cornone di Blumone is in the north of Lombardy region. Can be reached from Milano (motorway until Bergamo-Seriate, then follow for Tonale Pass until Breno and turn right to Crocedomini Pass) or Brescia (follow for Bagolino and then turn left for Crocedomini). From here, two possible path to reach the peak: the first, starting fromTassara in ref. Bazena (1798 mt.) , is more usefull for people coming from Breno and permit a more easy car park; the second, starting from malga Cadino (1799 mt.), usefull for people coming from Bagolino but with limited car park capability.
Both starting point are placed 1 km before Crocedomini Pass, respectively in the Val Camonica and Val Sabbia sides. Remember, during Winter the pass is closed by snow and any of these point can be reached exclusively from the own side.
path 1: from the car park follow the large path on the left to reach "terre Fredde valley", then rise on the right of the valley until "Passo della Vacca" ( 1h45') and then to the Vacca Lake. Just before the lake, turn to rigth (stone towers) and following the lake border you can reach the refugeTita Secchi (2367 mt., 2h - 2h15' from car park), placed just in front the West wall of the peak.
path 2: Park the car along the way,and then take the path 100 mt. before "Malga Cadino" ( a farm on the left of the way) and reach the "Corno Bianco", a characteristic little peak well visible from the valley (1h) . From here follow the path raising on the rigth to reach "Passo della Vacca" (0h40') where path 1 and 2 converge.
No permission are required for this peak. Please remember you are in a Protected Area, and must respect the Park rules.
When To Climb
Best time to climb the peak is from spring to autumn. In winter you need ice and snow gear.
Nothing is required in other seasons, but helmet may be usefull in the last part of the climb (unstable stones).
No free camping is allowed in the area. You can sleep in ref. Tita Secchi (tel. ++390365903001 ++39337441650 , open from June to October ) or in the nearest ref. Gabriele Rosa (not managed, usefull in Winter)
You can refer to the ref. Tita Secchi manager to obtain info about mountain condition.
Here weather forecast for the area.
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