[2017-04-07 … 2017-04-30]
Spent the easter holidays in Valle d’Aosta for ski touring and for climbing in Oltre Finale with Alex. Alex picked me up in Innsbruck where I stopped with Mike on the way home from the Ortler trip.
Starting in the upper Valgrisenche to Bezzi hut.
Preparing light weight luggage for two days on the Bezzi hut
Approaching Bezzi hut
Went to Becca la Traversiere from Bezzi hut.
Last stop before Becca la Traversiere
@Becca la Traversiere between valee d’Aosta and Val d’Isere
Powder @Becca la Traversiere
Went to Truc Blanc from Bezzi hut and down to our car in Surier via Col de Giasson.
Approaching Truc Blanc
Last rest before Truc Blanc
Col de Giasson
Last powder on the way back to the car
We went down directly to the car and had a serious talk with the police because we drove on the closed route to surier.
We moved to val di Gressoney and took the cableway to punta Indren, accessed the Punta Giordanni and spent the night in the Mantova hut.
Start in Gressoney la Trinite
After taking the cableway to punta Indren we are on the way to Punta Giordanni
Steep view down into the val de Gressoney
@ punta Giordanni
Stop between Endregletscher and Rifugio Mantova with fontina cheese from val d’Aosta.
Just before rifugio Mantova
Went from Montova hut to Vincentpiramid, Corno Nero and Balmenhorn – spent the night in rifugio Gnifetti.
We left Mantova hut in the early morning
View from Vincentpiramid
Accessing the Balmenhorn
Rest at Balmenhornbiwak
Madonna @Corno Nero. While taking this selfie it looked for Alex like waving my hands to her at Balmenhorn.
Skiing down the Lysgletscher to Gnifetti hut
Skiing down the Lysgletscher
The exposed Gnifetti hut which offered a 5 course menu
Strong wind forced us to skip the approach to Signalkuppe and to ski down.
Skking down to the car in Gressoney la Trinite
[2017-04-14 … 2017-04-20]
We moved after some days on ski to Oltre Finale for climbing. Unfortunately climbing or belaying does not allow to take photos.
Sinters in Oltre Finale
Rest day in Finale Ligure