Rissuolo, the old ruined hut.

The old ruined hut of Rissuolo(2300m), at the entrance of the homonym valley, along the normal route to Corno Bianco. Valsesia. Italy.
The summit above is Corno Rosso and at its right is visible Alpetto pass, used to come back to Gressoney from Corno Bianco.


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lcarreau - Feb 7, 2008 9:08 pm - Voted 10/10


is a necessity for the soul. A mountain
hut is a necessity for the body.


Diveria - Feb 8, 2008 5:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wilderness

Yes but this is no more a good shelter, a new one, very near, has been built 10/11 years ago and fortunately is not a fist in the eye like some recently built huts.

Here you can give it a look.



lcarreau - Feb 8, 2008 7:31 am - Voted 10/10

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it a refuge or hut built out of native stone?
Did an avalanche fall down on top of it?
Okay, I will have a look at the link that
you gave to me. Grazie!


Diveria - Feb 8, 2008 10:12 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Is

I think that being this shelter built in the first half of the last century, the major part of the material used was carried there by mules but the larger stones should be pieces adapted from the native ones with some work in place.
This is what I know from a conversation about the argument that I heard years ago, but I am not an expert.
This little hut has not been detsroyed by an avalanche, it simply fell in disuse, without maintenance.
I hope the knew one will not end the same way, but providing a restore service during summer maybe it will be more lucky!


lcarreau - Feb 8, 2008 1:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Interesting information ...

The "Corno Bianco" area sounds facinating!
I know there's a lot of folklore, but you
say it was the early 1800s when this
"ruined hut of Rissuolo" was constructed? In those early
days, what was it used for ... its purpose?
This is along a normal trade route? You
also mentioned vipers? What kind of vipers?
Are they "cobras" that live here??? Grazie.


Diveria - Feb 9, 2008 1:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Interesting information ...

I couldn't find the exact date, but it should be early '900.
It was built like a support along the "easiest" route to Corno Bianco.
Not so much easy to speak the truth, more than 2000 meters of elevation to gain and some rock climbing on wet rocks(now there is an helping chain on the hardest passage).
On the flanks of Corno Bianco, especially on this side, it's easy to meet a type of viper very common in this area: the "marasso", that can reach 23 inches of lenght and is poisonous but rarely lethal:

take look at it:


You can recognize it from the other kind of vipers in the Alps for the design on its back.


lcarreau - Feb 9, 2008 6:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Bravo!!! Great info ...

Thank you & grazie, Marco. Marasso? It always
amazes me how many different reptiles there
are in the world. It sounds like a real fun area! I wish I can visit it someday. Ciao.

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