TO PILA By car
Autostrada A5 Torino-Aosta (99 km). Exit Aosta Est, then follow the regional road in the direction Pollein-Charvensod-Pila. From abroad: Via the Great St Bernard tunnel, then on State Highway SS 27 to Aosta or via the Mont Blanc Tunnel, then on State Highway SS 26 to Aosta. From Aosta, follow the signs to Gressan-Pila.
By train From Turin or Milan to Aosta via Chivasso. The cable car to Pila is joined to the station by a short pedestrian subway.
The regular Turin-Aosta and Milan-Aosta autostrada coach services are joined in the winter by the "Freccia delle nevi" service from Bergamo, Milan and Genoa (Monday to Friday).
From Pila to refuge Alpe Arbole (first part by chair-lift, then 1h'30 by walk through a pass, evident signals on the path), situated near a nice lake. From the refuge take the left side of the lake.
Walk until a moraine and go up on it. You will arrive on the Emilius ridge that leads to the peak (be carefull to the signals!).
TIME REQUEST: 4 hours from the refuge, 7 hours to go and come back.
Hiking equipment, a rope if you want to be more sure on the ridge (not necessary if you are expert). In early or late season crampons for the ridge.
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