Alpine REFUGES in the Aosta Valley (Rhêmes Valley)

Alpine REFUGES in the Aosta Valley (Rhêmes Valley)

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- Alpine REFUGES in the Aosta Valley (Rhêmes Valley) -

    A L P I N I S M

  • F= Easy
  • PD= Slightly difficult
  • AD= Rather difficult
  • D= Difficult

    H I K I N G

  • T= Tourist – Itineraries on footpaths, mule tracks or wide paths. Don't present orienteering problems.
  • E= Excursion route without technical difficulty – Itineraries on footpaths or trails on different ground types (grassy meadows, rocky ground). Orienteering capacity and good training to walk some hours are required.
  • EE= Trekking routes for expert hikers – Sign-posted itineraries with some difficulties: slippery, grassy or rocky ground, rocky or snowy slope or easy climbing passage (use of hands necessary). Only for experienced mountain hikers with at secure step, a good feeling for balance. Physical training for 1-day walk required.
  • EEA= Trekking routes for expert hikers with equipment – Equipped tracks or "vie ferrate". Technical equipment required.


Denomination: Refuge GIAN FEDERICO BENEVOLO (Alpe di Lavassey)

Altitude: 2.285m
Route: Aosta (583m) – Villeneuve (670m) - Introd (869m) – Rhêmes Saint Georges (1.218m) - Rhêmes Notre Dame (1.725m) Thumel (1.879m) - Refuge (2.285m)
Time: 1h'30 - 1h'45 from Thumel (1.879m)
Difficulty: E
Opening period: half March - half September
Owner: C.A.I. Torino
Keeper: Bulgarelli Luca, Via Duca degli Abruzzi, 4 - 11100 Aosta tel. 335 6863346 - 3481202250
Refuge phone: 0165 936143
Places: 58
Local winter: places 9 always opens
Climbs and excursions: Granta Parei (3.387m), Punta Tzanteleina (3.601m), Punta Calabre (3.445m), Roc du Fond (3.351m), Punta Galisia (3.346m), Punta Basei (3.338m), Gran Vaudalla (3.250m), Becca della Traversiere (3.337m), Rifugio Mario Bezzi (2.283m), Colle Bassac Dèré (3.082m), Colle di Bassac (3.154m)


I AM GREATLY INDEBTED TO MY FRIENDS: Maria Grazia S - Lupino - - Luca - Corvus - Mamo FOR THE PHOTOS.