with my brother via the via invernale in april. my first 'winter' hike and it was awesome :) long day from camping grigna near balissio.
Not much snow on the ground when we started but it started snowing on the way up, and would not let up. That did not make for much of a view (white as far as the eye can see in every direction!)but it was a fun day anyway. Good training climb.
Climbed many times. Entire piancaformia ridge my fav route
Climbed all the routes reaching the summit. My second home
Easy walk up in a pleasant landscape with wonderful views on Valsassina, Como lake, and the distant Alps.
Route : Normal summer route from Refuge Pialleral
I have reached this mountain many times
- from Pian dei Resinelli by ascending canalone Porta
- from Pian dei Resinelli by ascending direttissima and canalone dell'Angelina
- from Pian dei Resinelli by ascending cresta Cermenati (it's better to use this route only for descnding)
- from Pian dei Resinelli by ascending cresta Sinigaglia
This mountain is my second home !
I have reached this mountain many times (last 2005)
From ref. Bogani by ascending via della Ganda
From ref. Pialeral
I summitted Grignetta and Grignone many times in all season. In autumn I think you can encounter beatiful landscapes because the colours give to those mountains a peculiar aspect...
From Cainallo to rifugio Bietti and then I climbed from ferrata Sasso Carbonari directed to rifugio Brioschi on the summit of Grigna Settentrionale (2.410 m). Descending from Piancaformia's ridge to rifugio Bogani. Very nice tour.
I reached this top twice in Spring from south: the first I was very young and I'm not able to ski (with my parents); the second one with Marantz by skis and down directely from the top! Another climb on 1992 along the Piancaformia ridge and Via Ferrata dei Carbonari and another one from "Sentiero Venduli Olch" and Pizzo della Pieve.
A lot of time I reached this peak with my parents and different friends. From Normal route (Cresta Cermenati), from Cresta Segantini (classical easy climbing route), cresta Sinigallia, "Direttissima", "Sentiero Cecilia", Canalone Porta,...and also the Traversata of Torrioni Magnaghi (classical climbing route) and the Coltignone or Medale. Grignetta is a spectacular and panoramic peak over the Pianura Padana but also a great field of climbing activity!!!
From 1997 to 2005, I reached the top of Grigna Settentrionale (2410 m) 62 times!
Via del Nevaio and Via Invernale are my favourites routes.
From Rif. Cainallo - Rif. Bogani then P.sso Zapel and snowfield on north slope