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Date: 25 August 2007
Maximum height: 2525 m
Difference in height: 600 m
Length: 10 km
Kilometers effort: 18 kmef
Duration: 5 hours
Huts reached: Capanna Corno Gries
Lakes reached: Laghetto del Corno


SAC-CAS hiking scale Lungo tutto il percorso.

Comment (Automatic translation in english)

For this trip you can start from a parking spot a few kilometers from the Novena Pass, from the Ticino side. You can also get on the other side by an even shorter route that skips the hut. Starting from the car park, in fact, after an hour, you reach the Capanna Cornogries, which is growing in this period. Now instead of the old building, a strange building is being created that has little to do with the mountain. It looks like a big container to collect rainwater. Unfortunately these days it seems that the traditional style of hut is no longer fashionable. After having recovered from the shock you can continue the journey to the Corno pass, with the homonymous pond at its feet. From here you can admire the Griesgletscher which, like all glaciers, is rapidly retreating. Going on, you finally reach the Griespass, on the Italian border, from where you can admire the Val Formazza. Undoubtedly a beautiful view.

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Capanna Corno Gries

  • Capanna Corno Gries
  • Capanna Corno Gries
  • Val Corno
  • Bäettelmatthorn
  • Griessee
  • Passo del Corno
  • Corno di Ban e Ofenhorn
  • Griespass
  • Laghetto del Corno
  • Val Corno
  • Capanna Corno Gries