Rifugio Carate - Brianza lies on 2636m a few meters downhill from Bochetta delle Forbici on the heavily travelled trail to Marinelli-Bombardieri mountain hut.
It is a little refuge on the italian side of Bernina Group.
You can reach the house easiestly from Campo Moro dam (1990m) and after 650m elevation in 2-3 hours walking on well-marked easy to follow trail or footpath. Requires suitable equipment and fitness level.
The Campo Moro dam (1990 m) can be reached by turning left off the State Road 38 at the entrance to Sondrio to take the Val Malenco road and follow the signs to Lanzada and Franscia. After this the road is unpaved. (Milano-Sondrio 130 km; Sondrio - Franscia 24 km; Franscia - Campo Moro 9 km). From the parking place at the height of the dam wall, follow this wall and then go down by way of a small road to the wider part below. Cross this part and you'll see the sign for the Carate and Marinelli-Bombardieri mountain huts. Follow the trail, which ascends the slopes above to take you to a wooded knoll with a scenic view. Now go northwest over a gentle incline then over level ground to go around the southwest extension of Sasso Moro. Around 2200 meters of elevation (the trail that goes up to the Musella Alps is on the left) in the large valley between Mount Forbici and Sasso Nero, the slope becomes steep again. Follow along a somewhat monotonous path to the Carate mountain hut and Bochetta delle Forbici at 2636 m (2 hrs).
On the way...
Info: From http://www.huetten-biwaks.com
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Number of places:
23 in matrace space
of 01/07 to 30/09
Under Cresta Guzza
Monte delle Forbici (2.910m, 1 hours),
Sasso Moro (3.108m, 2 hour),
Cima di Caspoggio (3.136m, 2 hours),
Cime di Musella (3.094m, 1'30 hours).
You can access Rifugio Marinelli - Bombardieri:
Pizzo Bernina (m 4050)
Pizzo Sella (m 3511)
Pizzo Roseg (m 3937)
Pizzo Palù (m 3906)
Campo Moro: 2'30 hours
Rifugio Musella: 2 hours.
Rifugio Marinelli - Bombardieri: 1'15 hours
Rifugio Bignami: 2 hours
Rifugio Zoia: 3'30 hours
Rifugio Longoni: 4'15 hours
Rifugio Musella: 1'40 hours
To the Cime di Musella. There are various routes over good rock that follow the ridge and the cliffs of Cime di Musella, which offer pleasant climbs with a southern exposure.
To Rifugio Marinelli-Bombardieri 2813 m (E; 1'30 min).
To Bignami mountain hut 2385 m, via Forcella di Forbici. There is no trail but there are markers for the Alta Via of Malenco Valley (EE; 2 hrs).
More infosPhone Hut:
328-215 4335, 328-415 9182
CAI S. Carate-Brianza
1927, converted 1986
Lanzada, Val Malenco, Bernina alpen
Val Malenco Map
This is the map of the Val Malenco region. (Sondrio - Franscia)