Very nice long hot approach.
The so-called normal is not so normal! Now it is better to avoid "Schiena d'Asino" glacier and walk alongside left border of the valley.
Very hard ice! 6 hrs from Vittorio Emanuele hut to the top ...
*ALL* pages on this mountain are to be re-written!
Together with my brother. Very nice, sunny, but cold weather. Lucky enough we were one of the first groups at the top, because it can get crowded. Returned also by the Chabod hut, much more convenient, glacier and path, then along the other hut (Vit.Em.).
depuis ref. Vittorio Emanuele II
Very beautiful wall and nice climb.
My first 4000-er, it was a long trip, but at the end it was it all worth. We had good weather and a great view at the summit.
tyred but happy
Easy long way
Normal Route (1968) - E Wall from Leonessa Bivouac (1970)
Easy and beautiful
Very nice day, a lot of people at the top
Easy climb and good weather in both years.
A perfect day with good weather and fascinating views. We were a group of three, using snowshoes.
Our first 4000. With my wife and 13 years old son we started at 6 am from a tent just above the hut. Reached the summit at 13.30 in excellent weather. We were the last team this day, alone at the top.
Nice weather and snow conditions.
Of the first time I climbed the mountain I remember the crowd, on the trail and on the few rock steps. Luckily, the second time I was there it was after a storm, so there were very few people attempting the mountain in the cold conditions and fresh snow. The view was very nice, exteding towards Monviso and Argentera. In the second climb, in the night I thought I had lost the path, since I remembered the glacier starting just after the moraine: I was shocked in seeing how much it had retired in only a few years.
Started at the valley (Pont, 1960m) at about 7:15.
Didn’t get much further then the Becca di Montcorve due loose crampons.
I had to return at 12:30.
Very good experience and good weather too.
Nice easy tour on snowhoes (or better tourski) in the spring. Very cold and hard wind at the time.
With my family (wife and two sons, 18 and 15) we started after a sleepless night in Pont at 10:30 a.m., reaching comfortably the Victor Emmanuel hut and there deciding to make it to the top. As the day was long enough, we made it without major problems. (See also the trip report.)