Trek around Monte Viso day 3: Refuge Sella Quintino - Refuge Vallanta

This walk is part of the trek Trek around Monte Viso in 4 days.

Italian stage through wild upper valleys and rocky wasteland, scattered by beautiful mountain lakes, consistantlyaround Monte Viso.

Technical sheet
No. 97325
A Oncino walk posted on 20/01/15 by Nicole Guil. Update : 06/04/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h45[?]
Distance Distance : 7.81mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 2500ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 3179ft
Highest point Highest point : 9111ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 6280ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alps
Location Location : Oncino
Starting point Starting point : N 44.665202° / E 7.10955°
Arrival Arrival : N 44.665758° / E 7.064286°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3637OT, 3637OTR
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Description

Leave Refuge Quintino Sella (1) walking along Lac du Viso heading towards Col Gallarino.

(2) Steer right and keep heading west through Col Chiaffredo. This part is entirely on scree, then head down to Vallée de Varaita passing nearby lakes. Go through the pine forest.

(3) Cross the torrent and head north towards Refuge Vallanta.

(4) At the next crossing, keep going straight: it's a long climb. You're very close to the north-west slope of Monte Viso. The panoramic view of the valley is outstanding.

(5) Stop off at Refuge Vallanta on the other side of a lake. You might get the chance to catch a glimpse of ibex and marmots. You have now reached the other side of Monte Viso.

Waypoints :
D : mi 0 - alt. 8576ft - Refuge Quintino Sella
2 : mi 1.62 - alt. 8901ft - Passo Gallarino
3 : mi 5.2 - alt. 6332ft - Torrent, steer right heading north
4 : mi 5.67 - alt. 6496ft - Crossing, straight ahead
A : mi 7.81 - alt. 7897ft - Torrent, Refuge Vallanta

Useful Information

No water sources.
Refuge Vallanta: catering and over night stay possible.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3637OT, 3637OTR.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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