Normale route from rifugio Berni
We climbed after a fairly big snow fall the previous day so it was tough going in some places, but a really fun climb!
From Rifugio Berni.
According to the forecast, the weather would take a turn for the worse sometime during the day. Strangely enough, we were the only party in the Branca hut that decided to have an early breakfast and leave by the break of dawn.
It was a good thing that we did. Not long after we started, the sun came out, but by the time we got closer to the summit, it had disappeared in the clouds. We had no view on the top, and it was windy, so we quickly started our descent towards the Gavia pass. A few isolated drops came down, but fortunately, the rain didn't start properly until well over an hour later, when we were off the glacier and on easy terrain. Still, those last two hours to the pass our rain gear got tested, and, not totally unexpected, I found out that my boots were not waterproof anymore.
Beautiful tour. Left from the Branca. Reached the summit and skied off the top, returning to Branca.
Solo from ref Berni 3h and 10min
My 1st Italian peak. Beautiful summit but poor visibility on the descent. Took us a couple of trys but we eventually found our way to Capanna Branca.
Classic ski route from ref.Forni car park.4.30 hours.
We climbed Pizzo Tresero, Punta Pedranzini and Cima Dosegù. The intention was to continue the 13 Cime but the weather got worse. So we came down crossing the Dosegù glacier.
Sun and nice weather in the morning. No snow on the track till 3200m. Last part on the rocky ridge. Once on the summit the weather changed and some clouds made a bit difficult to find the way back on the glacier.
Started from Berni hut, along the Gavia pass trail. Passed by Seveso bivouac. Back same way
Easy snow climb on the summit, nice sunny day.
crossing the huge Forni glacier is very impressing with some danger of crevasses. It's a very popular mountain: on this Monday of easter we met about 100 climbers who did the direct route from the parking at the Forni hut. We took downhill also to Forni hut and had to climb 1 hour in addition to gain Branca hut again
With my friend fabietto on the route from Gavia pass through the glacier. last part of the path on the ridge, good weather and nice view from the peak!