Monte Bar

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Date: 3 May 2021
Maximum height: 1816 m
Difference in height: 780 m
Length: 11 km
Kilometers effort: 21.4 kmef
Duration: 4 hours and 15 minutes
Huts reached: Capanna Monte Bar

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SAC-CAS hiking scale From Corticiasca to the crossroads at the altitude of 1283 metres.
SAC-CAS hiking scale From the crossroads at the altitude of 1283 metres to the top of Monte Bar and back to Corticiasca.

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Today I climbed Monte Bar from Corticiasca, a new route that I had not yet walked.
Having reached the church above the village, I start to climb towards Monte and after passing it, I continue in the direction of Pianca del Bosco. This first stretch is mostly on a road and is very easy to walk. When I reach an altitude of 1290 metres, I turn right in the direction of Costa Vallone, along a nice, clean path with little slope. I continue climbing until I reach an altitude of 1603 metres, where I meet the road that leads to the Capanna Monte Bar. I follow it for 500 metres, then I leave it to start climbing towards Monte Bar, along a small path that goes up through the meadows. I follow it for a few hundred metres until I rejoin the path coming from the hut and continue up to the summit.
After a well-deserved break, I start to descend towards the Monte Bar hut. Once reached the hut, instead of going back to the same path taken uphill, I prefer to try to go down towards Alpe Musgatina. When I reach the alpe, I continue to descend following the path, even if, as an alternative, it is also possible to follow the road. I reach the crossroads at an altitude of 1260 metres, where there are benches and a fountain. From the crossroads I continue to descend and at an altitude of 1196 metres I turn left. I arrive in a short time at Cozzo and then again at Corticiasca.
The path taken on the way back is a bit steeper than the one taken on the way up, but it is also shorter and faster.
As for the water, I found a pipe from which enough water gushed out near the Costa del Vallone. On the way back, I found the fountain at the crossroads at an altitude of 1260 metres. There were several other fountains around, but they were all closed, including the one at the hut.

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